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Princess Margaret Hospital (Hong Kong)

Princess Margaret Hospital (Chinese: 瑪嘉烈醫院; Cantonese Yale: Máhgāliht Yīyún) or PMH is a major acute district general hospital in south Kwai Chung, near Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, managed by the Hospital Authority. It provides services for patients from Lai Chi Kok, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi, Tsuen Wan and Tung Chung Districts.

Princess Margaret Hospital
Hospital Authority
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Princess Margaret Hospital (Hong Kong) is located in Hong Kong
Princess Margaret Hospital (Hong Kong)
Geography
Location2-10 Princess Margaret Hospital Road, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°20′25″N 114°08′05″E / 22.34016°N 114.13467°E / 22.34016; 114.13467Coordinates: 22°20′25″N 114°08′05″E / 22.34016°N 114.13467°E / 22.34016; 114.13467
Organisation
Care systemPublic
FundingGovernment hospital
Hospital typeDistrict General, Teaching
Affiliated universityLi Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of University of Hong Kong and CUHK Faculty of Medicine
NetworkKowloon West Cluster
Services
Emergency departmentYes, Accident and Emergency and trauma centre[1]
Beds1,733[2]
HelipadNo
History
Founded20 October 1975 (1975-10-20)
Links
ListsHospitals in Hong Kong

Although it is not the main teaching hospital of the two medical faculties in Hong Kong, it provides tertiary specialist services in urology and nephrology and has been widely regarded by Hong Kong people as the best specialist hospital in kidney related services and research.

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BackgroundEdit

Princess Margaret Hospital was opened on 20 October 1975,[3] named after the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the flagship hospital in the Kowloon West Cluster of the Hospital Authority.

ServicesEdit

The hospital, with 1,733 beds and nearly 5,000 staff, provides 24-hour accident and emergency service and a wide range of specialist, ambulatory and convalescent services.[2] It is a tertiary referral centre for infectious diseases, nephrology, and urology in the whole territory. It is also the cluster referral centre for oncology, renal transplant and dialysis, lithotripsy, pulmonary medicine and tuberculosis, high risk obstetrics care, and paediatric and neonatal intensive care.[4]

A 20-bed Intensive Care Unit is also situated in the CD block of the hospital. Its specialist outpatient clinic is situated at Block K, Princess Margaret Hospital.

With the opening of the Hong Kong International Airport in July 1998, the Hospital provides acute care for international travellers. Moreover, it is one of the major receiving hospitals for victims in airport disasters.

As a specialised training institute recognised by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital provides bedside teaching and clinical attachment for medical students and offers intern placement for graduates.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://shatinsj.org/ambaid/ambaid007.php
  2. ^ a b "Hospital Authority Annual Report 2016–2017" (PDF). Hospital Authority. 2017.
  3. ^ "Big new hospital has many special facilities". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. 14 October 1975. p. 9.
  4. ^ "Princess Margaret Hospital". Hospital Authority. Retrieved 19 July 2014.

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