Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong)
The Queen Mary Hospital, located in Pok Fu Lam on Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong, is the public district general hospital and teaching hospital of the Faculty of Dentistry and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. It has 1,706 beds. It provides general medical and surgical services to the residents of Western and Southern districts and is a tertiary referral centre for the whole territory of Hong Kong and beyond.
|Queen Mary Hospital|
|Location||102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong|
|Type||District General, Teaching|
|Affiliated university||Faculty of Dentistry & Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong|
|Network||Hong Kong West Cluster|
|Emergency department||Yes, accident and emergency and trauma centre|
|Opened||13 April 1937|
|Lists||Hospitals in Hong Kong|
|Designated||22 January 2010|
|Queen Mary Hospital|
The hospital had its foundation stone laid on 10 May 1935 by the Governor of Hong Kong, William Peel, and was officially opened on 13 April 1937 by Andrew Caldecott, the then Governor of Hong Kong. The hospital was named for Queen Mary, widow of King George V of the United Kingdom. It then replaced the Government Civil Hospital as the main accident and emergency hospital for Hong Kong Island. The hospital was greatly expanded over the years, with two major expansion projects completed in 1955 and 1983, the 2nd being designed by London based hospital architects, Llewelyn Davies.
- Accident and emergency
- Trauma centre
- Clinical Oncology
- Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Oral Maxillo-facial Surgery & Dental Surgery
- Orthopaedics & Traumatology
- Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
- Paediatric Cardiology
- Pathology & Clinical Biochemistry
- Clinical Psychology
- Medical Social Work
- Occupational Therapy
- Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Speech Therapy
Queen Mary Hospital's main ward tower, Block K, is the tallest hospital building in Asia at 137 metres (449 ft) (28 storeys), and is the third tallest in the world, behind London's Guy's Hospital and Houston's O'Quinn Medical Tower at St. Luke's Hospital.
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