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Tuen Mun Hospital (Chinese: 屯門醫院) is a public hospital, with a 24-hour accident and emergency department, situated in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong. Its construction began in 1979, and inauguration held on 8 March 1990. It is governed by the Hospital Authority, and is designated under New Territories West Cluster.

Tuen Mun Hospital
Hospital Authority
Tuen Mun Hospital Main Block
Tuen Mun Hospital Main Block
Tuen Mun Hospital is located in Hong Kong
Tuen Mun Hospital
Geography
Location23 Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°24′28″N 113°58′34″E / 22.40768°N 113.97600°E / 22.40768; 113.97600Coordinates: 22°24′28″N 113°58′34″E / 22.40768°N 113.97600°E / 22.40768; 113.97600
Organisation
Care systemPublic
FundingGovernment hospital
Hospital typeDistrict General
NetworkNew Territories West Cluster
Services
Emergency departmentYes, accident and emergency, trauma centre and Emergency Radiation Therapy Centre[1]
Beds1,935[2]
HelipadYes
History
Founded8 March 1990 (1990-03-08)
Links
Websitewww3.ha.org.hk/tmh/en/
ListsHospitals in Hong Kong
Tuen Mun Hospital
Traditional Chinese屯門醫院
Simplified Chinese屯门医院

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HistoryEdit

Tuen Mun Hospital was designed by the Architectural Services Department. It was constructed by Aoki Corporation, a Japanese civil engineering and construction services firm.[3] The hospital was topped out in a ceremony hosted by Sir David Akers-Jones on 28 August 1986, at which time it was the largest hospital under construction in the world.[4]

The hospital commenced services on 8 March 1990 and cost HK$1.2 billion.[5] The accident and emergency department opened on 30 July 1990.[6]

During the Manila hostage crisis in August 2010, the Hong Kong survivors were transferred to the hospital for further treatment.[citation needed]

ManagementEdit

Hospital Governing CommitteeEdit

This is a list of the current and former chairmen of the committee:

  • William Chan Fu-keung

Hospital Chief executiveEdit

Appointed by the Hospital Authority, the Hospital Chief executive is in charge of managing the hospital and reports to the Hospital Governing Committee.

Dr Simon Tang Yiu-hang (1 April 2018– present)[7]

Medical SuperintendentsEdit

  • Cheng Pak-wing
  • Liu Shao-haei

ServicesEdit

As of 31 March 2017, the hospital had 1,935 beds and around 6,487 members of staff. For the year ended 31 March 2017, it treated 174,586 inpatients and day-patients, 776,713 specialist outpatients, and 851,943 general outpatients.[2]

SpecialtiesEdit

OthersEdit

  • Emergency Radiation Therapy Center
  • Geriatric Day Hospital
  • Cancer Patient Resource Centre
  • Procedure Unit
  • Geriatric Community Assessment Service
  • Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Prosthetic-orthotic Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Podiatry
  • Optometry
  • Clinical Psychology

FacilitiesEdit

The ground floor of the hospital is occupied by the casualty ward, and a day-care centre. The hospital has recently established a trauma unit and a neo-natal intensive care unit.

Tuen Mun also has a General Out-Patient Clinic or Polyclinic. The Yan Oi Polyclinic at 6 Tuen Lee Street is not to be mistaken for the fictional Yan Oi Hospital from the TVB series The Hippocratic Crush.[9]

TransportEdit

It is served by the Tuen Mun Hospital Stop of the MTR Light Rail, which is inside Zone 3 for single-ride ticket.

RoutesEdit

Pharmacy serviceEdit

Inpatient: 24 hours Service

ACC (Ambulatory Care Centre):

  • 9:00–18:00 Mon-Fri
  • Closed Sat, Sun and Public Holiday

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://shatinsj.org/ambaid/ambaid007.php
  2. ^ a b "Hospital Authority Annual Report 2016–2017" (PDF). Hospital Authority. 2017.
  3. ^ "Aoki Corporation: Private Company Information". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Grand plans for new Tuen Mun hospital". South China Morning Post. 29 August 1986. p. 24.
  5. ^ "Hospital opens after series of delays". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. 8 March 1990. p. 2.
  6. ^ "Emergency unit at Tuen Mun opens". South China Morning Post. 31 July 1990. p. 3.
  7. ^ https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201709/28/P2017092700668.htm
  8. ^ http://shatinsj.org/ambaid/ambaid007.php
  9. ^ http://www3.ha.org.hk/tmh/en/patients_visitors/01_12_yo.asp

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