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4 April 2019 Continuous monitoring of work noise level

4 April 2019   Continuous monitoring of work noise level 4 April 2019   Continuous monitoring of work noise level

The demolition work of PWH Staff Quarter Block E is expected to be completed in this quarter. Meanwhile the demolition of Block C and Lecture Theatre Building has recently started.

To reduce the noise level, the project contractor has erected a protective net and noise barrier on the scaffolding of the external walls of the buildings being demolished. Mobile noise barriers have been placed near the heavy machines as an extra shield (above left picture). The equivalent continuous noise levels (LAeq) recorded at a dozen monitoring points in the vicinity of the work site, including the rooftop of Yu Chui Court Block H, St. Rose of Lima's College, Lam Tai Fai College, Yuen Chau Kok Complex and various buildings of PWH, have been below 75 dB(a). The readings comply with the noise limits stated in the “Technical Memorandum on Noise from Percussive Piling” issued by the Environmental Protection Department.

Furthermore, the contractor has carried out the following mitigation measures to minimize the nuisance to the surrounding environment caused by dust (above right picture):

  1. Increase water pressure of the water spraying systems and connect extra shower hoses to the top of the buildings. Water spraying is carried out continuously during demolition works to reduce the chance of dust wafting into nearby grounds;
  2. Enhance flushing at work areas to prevent sand and dust from accumulating;
  3. Cover work sites with canvas after work and before holidays to avoid dust wafting into the air due to water evaporation.

27th October 2018 Second Meeting of Community Liaison Group

27th October 2018   Second Meeting of Community Liaison Group 27th October 2018 Second Meeting of Community Liaison Group

The second meeting of the “PWH Phase II Redevelopment Community Liaison Group” was held on 27th October 2018 with 15 representatives attending.

Dr LO Su-vui, New Territories East Cluster Chief Executive, representatives from the Planning and Commission Team of the Prince of Wales Hospital Phase II Redevelopment Project, HA Capital Planning Department and project management and architectural consultants briefed members of the next stage of works and mitigating measures during the building demolition and construction period. Members visited the works site at Staff Quarters after the meeting.


25th March 2018 Briefing for Yu Chui Court Residents

25th March 2018  Briefing for Yu Chui Court Residents 25th March 2018  Briefing for Yu Chui Court Residents

Representatives from the Hospital Authority Capital Planning Department and the Planning and Commissioning Team of PWH Phase II Redevelopment attended a briefing co-organized by the Owner Committee of Yu Chui Court and the office of District Councilor YIU Ka-chun to introduce the redevelopment project to about 20 Yu Chui Court Residents and listen to their views on the project.


1st March 2018 Staff Forum

1st March 2018  Staff Forum 1st March 2018  Staff Forum

Following the one held in July 2017, the Planning and Commission Team of PWH Phase II Redevelopment held another forum with over 200 staff members from PWH, Shatin Hospital and the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine attending.

The project consultant gave an overview on the master project timeline of PWH Phase II Redevelopment and presented the simulation model of the Shatin Hospital Decanting Building with its project timeline, as well as the progress of refurbishing the ex-operating theatres in the Clinical Sciences Building for accommodating departments relocated from the quarters to be demolished.

At the Q&A session, staff raised concerns on the possible nuisance caused by noise, vibration and dust emanating from the construction sites. The project consultant emphasized that mitigating measures including remote controlled demolition robot and acoustic absorption panels will be adopted during demolition to minimize noise and vibration, while frequent spraying of the work sites and removal of construction wastes from designated exit will also be carried out to reduce dust. There were also concerns on the arrangement of carparks, rest rooms for on-duty medical and nursing staff and hostel for medical students during the redevelopment. The hospital assured the staff that the number of rest rooms and student hostels will not decrease and the feasibility of maintaining the number of car park spaces will be looked into.


28th February 2018 Simulation Model of Shatin Decanting Building

28th February 2018  Stimulation Model of Shatin Decanting Building 28th February 2018  Stimulation Model of Shatin Decanting Building

A decanting building will be built on the football pitch of the Shatin Hospital to dovetail with PWH Phase II Redevelopment.

The project consultant has recently come up with a simulation model illustrating the facade of the decanting building. The architectural style and colour scheme of the 4-storey building will blend in with the design of the Shatin Hospital. The building will consist of a rooftop garden and a carpark. The construction work is expected to commence in 2018 Q3 tentatively, with target completion time in 2019 Q4.

Starting from early 2020, some departments of PWH (including some of the non-clinical back offices currently located at Staff Quarters) will be relocated to the decanting building to maintain the continuity of support services for PWH during its Phase II Redevelopment.


9th December 2017 First Meeting of Community Liaison Group

9th December 2017  First Meeting of Community Liaison Group 9th December 2017  First Meeting of Community Liaison Group
The first meeting of the “PWH Phase II Redevelopment Community Liaison Group” was held on 9th December 2017 attended by 15 representatives from owners' committees as well as management offices from nearby residences, neighbouring villages, schools, NGOs, patients’ groups, district councilors, district area committee and government departments.
Dr LO Su-vui, New Territories East Cluster Chief Executive and representatives from the Planning and Commission Team of the Phase II Redevelopment Project presented the purposes, involved area, timeline, preparatory work of the Project as well as mitigating arrangements in the course of construction. Members shared their views and visited the proposed work site afterwards.


5th December 2017 Goodwill Visit to St. Rose of Lima's College

27th July 2017 Staff Forum 27th July 2017 Staff Forum
Following the visit to Lam Tai Fai College on 19th September 2017, representatives from the Hospital Authority Capital Planning Department and the Planning and Commission Team of PWH Phase II Redevelopment visited St. Rose of Lima’s College, which is close to the construction site, on 5th December 2017. The representatives introduced the construction plan to Principal Miss Kitty LIN and Vice Principal Mr HO Chi-man, and exchanged views with the school on issues like the design of the new building and the likely impact of the construction work to the neighbourhood and the nearby traffic.


27th July 2017 Staff Forum

27th July 2017 Staff Forum 27th July 2017 Staff Forum
A staff forum was held on 27th July 2017 for the project consultant to brief the hospital staff on the design concept and to facilitate a mutual exchange of views. On the whole, staff expected the redevelopment of the hospital will help the hospital meet the challenges of future healthcare development and foster the collaboration of different specialties and professions. They also wished to see a people-centred project design.


20th May 2017 Visit of Community Stakeholders

20th May 2017  Visit of Community Stakeholders 20th May 2017  Visit of Community Stakeholders
Stakeholders from different sectors, including local district councilors and representatives of owners’ committees from nearby public and private housing estates, villages and NGOs as well as patients’groups take part in a visit organized by the hospital.


Stakeholders in the vicinity of the work sites at the Prince of Wales Hospital and the Shatin Hospital were invited to visit different hospital departments at PWH, including the Accident and Emergency Department, the clinical oncology wards, neonatal intensive care unit and medical wards on 20th May 2017 to understand the current service provision.

Dr LO Su-vui, the Cluster Chief Executive and representatives from the Planning and Commission Team of PWH Phase II Redevelopment gave a briefing to the visitors on the hospital’s current situation and details of the redevelopment to help the visitors better understand the project. The participants showed support and expressed their appreciation of the professionalism and the commitment of the health care workers in serving the community.