Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) started its service 1963 at the height of immigration from the Chinese mainland and huge population growth. At that time, it was managed by the Medical and Health Department of the Hong Kong Government. Over the next thirty years it became the major hospital in central Kowloon, and the centre of tertiary referral from all over Hong Kong. In 1991, the Hospital Authority (HA), a Statutory Body, was established. The HA took over the management of all public hospitals in Hong Kong in 1992. Since then, QEH was jointly managed by the Hospital Authority and her own QEH Hospital Governing Committee.
QEH is the largest hospital under the management of the Hospital Authority and offers a full complement of services to Hong Kong people. Located in the heart of Kowloon, QEH operates a 24-hour Accident and Emergency service and a full spectrum of specialist services. It provides medical care in both inpatient and specialist outpatient services. QEH is also a referral centre of the major specialties.
The Hospital Governing Committee of QEH was established in 1992 by the Hospital Authority Board to assist the Hospital Authority to oversee the management and operation of the Hospital. Members of the Hospital Governing Committee are community members nominated by the Hospital Authority. The membership list is as follows :
Dr KAM Pok-man, BBS
Prof Gladys CHEING
Dr James HWANG, BBS
Ms KWAN Sau-ling
Prof David NG
Dr YU Yuk-ling
Ms Maisy HO, BBS
Mr KU Moon-lun
Dr Peter LEE
Mr James YIP
Dr Albert C Y LO, Cluster Chief Executive, KCC / Hospital Chief Executive, QEH
Dr Johnny CHAN, Deputy Hospital Chief Executive (Professional Services) / Chief of Service (Medicine), QEH
Cluster Chief Executive /
Hospital Chief Executive
|Dr Albert LO|
|DHCE (Operations), QEH||Dr K W TANG|
|DHCE (Corp Affairs), QEH||Dr Steven WONG|
|DHCE (Prof Serv), QEH||Dr Johnny CHAN|
|General Managers (GM)||
|Service Directors (SD)||
|Chief of Services (COS)||
Department Managers (DM) /
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Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a "Baby-Friendly Hospital"
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF launched in 1991. It aims to give every baby the best start in life by creating a health care environment that supports breastfeeding as the norm.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital firmly believes that breastfeeding offers enormous and irreplaceable health benefits to both mothers and children and has always promoted and supported breastfeeding. The Hospital adopts the recommendations of the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” and the “International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes” by “UNICEF” and “WHO” in the Hospital Policy.
We train our staff, actively initiate and implement mother and baby-friendly services and do our best to help parents make informed decisions on infant feeding. The Hospital started with the Baby-Friendly Hospital accreditation process in 2013. We have successfully gone through different levels of assessment and accreditation in staff training and clinical service. The Hospital is designated as a “Baby-Friendly Hospital” in May 2016, and which is the first in Hong Kong. We will maintain regular monitoring and commit to improve our service for maternal and child health.