Kwong Wah Hospital Redevelopment Project
BackgroundEstablished in 1911, the Kwong Wah Hospital has now evolved into an acute general hospital with more than 1,000 beds. It has provided comprehensive healthcare services to citizens in the community over the years. With the demands created by the ageing population and modern medicine, there is now a pressing need for the reconstruction of the Kwong Wah Hospital to tackle the problems of weathered architecture and insufficient space for services. In February 2013, the Legislative Council Finance Committee approved funding for the Kwong Wah Hospital Reconstruction Project. The funding enabled the Project to commence with relevant planning and preparations. The reconstruction work will be carried out in phases on the original site of the Kwong Wah Hospital.
Reconstruction Project Overview
- Service relocation has been carried out in phases since January 2014. Clinical services currently provided in the South Wing of the Main Block will be relocated to the East Wing, North Wing and other locations within the hospital to ensure continuity of service provision.
- Main reconstruction work in phase I of the Project was commenced in 2016. This will involve demolition of the South Wing in the Main Block of the Kwong Wah Hospital, the Nurses Quarters, the Administration Block and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Kwong Wah Hospital – The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Clinical Research and Service Centre, followed by the construction of a new hospital block (phase I) on the original site.
- Relevant clinical services will be relocated to the new phase I hospital block upon its completion. Phase II reconstruction work will then commence immediately. The work includes demolition of the East Wing and North Wing of the Main Block, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Yu Chun Keong Memorial Building and the Staff Quarters for the construction of the phase II hospital block.
- The Tung Wah Museum, declared a historical monument by the Hong Kong government, and the Tsui Tsin Tong Outpatient Building constructed in 1999 will be preserved.
Additional Services and Facilities after Reconstruction
- Accident and Emergency Service – a new isolated area for patients with influenza symptoms, 24-hour CT scan services, new accident and emergency wards, expansion of observation wards.
- Outpatient Services – specialist outpatient consultation rooms will be increased from the current 44 to approximately 100.
- Medical and Nursing Day Care Services – the new Integrated Medical Day Care Centre will provide one-stop medical and nursing day care services to provide convenient treatment and long-term nursing care for patients.
- New Medical Oncology Service – cancer management, consultations and chemotherapy.
- Expansion of Integrated Chinese-Western Medicine Services – more comprehensive Chinese-Western medicine hospital-based services.
Our Goals during Reconstruction
- Maintenance of hospital accident and emergency service.
- Consolidation of current clinical services to maintain patient care, such as by extension of operating theatre hours and enhancement of day care and social support.
- Reduce noise and dust levels with the use of advanced demolition and construction technologies to minimise impact on buildings and schools in the vicinity.