Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong


Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong

Princess Margaret Hospital (Chinese: 瑪嘉烈醫院) or PMH is a hospital in south Kwai Chung, near Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong. It is a major hospital mostly serving Kwai Tsing District and managed by Hospital Authority. 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.

Another hospital nearby, Kwai Chung Hospital provides psychiatric services.

Background

Established in 1975, Princess Margaret Hospital is an acute hospital serving the Kowloon West and New Territories South regions in Hong Kong, which include Lai Chi Kok, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi, Tsuen Wan and Tung Chung areas. The Hospital has about 1,200 beds and a staff of over 3,000.

The hospital was named after the late Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II.

ervices

The Hospital provides 24-hour accident and emergency services and a wide range of specialist, ambulatory and convalescent services for patients. It is a tertiary referral centre for renal diseases and infectious diseases in the whole territory and for neurosurgical services in the New Territories South region. It also provides diagnostic support and consultation services for other hospitals in the region. A 20 bed Intensive Care Unit ( Chief of Service: Dr. Tom Buckley) 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 and provides multi-disciplinary emergency care for victims at the Major Trauma Centre.

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.

External links

*cite web|url=http://www.ha.org.hk/pmh|title=Princess Margaret Hospital
*cite web|url=http://www.ha.org.hk|title=Hospital Authority Official Website


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