Chief of Service: Dr.
Michael MC Wong
General Office & Enquiry No.:
The Department of Psychiatry, established in 1972, is situated from the second
to seventh floor of Block J of the Hospital. The Western Psychiatric Centre
is incorporated to the Department from 1 October 1993.
The Department provides
multiple subspecialty psychiatry services. There are 6 teams, namely: General
Psychiatry Team 1 (include Consultation Liaison), General Psychiatry Team 2,
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Team, Community Psychiatry Team, Psychogeriatric
Team and Early Psychosis Team. There are 82 in-patient beds for
adult, psychogeriatric and child & adolescent psychiatric patients in the
hospital. There are three day hospitals. The Child day hospital (18 places)
is situated in Queen Mary Hospital. The adult and psychogeriatric day hospital (55 and 18 places
respectively) are situated in the Western Psychiatric Centre. The department
provides extensive consultation liaison service to other departments in the
hospital. Specialist out-patient clinics include general adult clinic, psychogeriatric
clinic, child & adolescent clinic, clinic for sleep disorders clinic. There
are outreach services to old age homes, Education Department and non-government
organizations which provides community services to mental patients. The Department
has a long tradition of providing care by a multidisciplinary approach and team
members include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, medical
social workers, and occupational therapists.
In line with the regionalization
of medical services in Hong Kong, the Department provides comprehensive service
to the Central, Western, Southern regions (West of Aberdeen Tunnel) of Hong
Kong, as well as the outlying islands.
The department also has close collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry,
University of Hong
Kong in providing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical research
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