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What is the aim of the Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) Redevelopment Project Phase 1? What is it about?

The QMH Redevelopment Project Phase 1 aims to renew the hospital equipment and turn the hospital into a modernized medical centre with additional space and floor area to meet operational needs, cope with the demand of service development and facilitate research and education development so as to further enhance its function and role as an academic medical centre. The redeveloped QMH will be more capable of providing patient-oriented, inter-departmental and cross-disciplined quality services, and will provide more advanced, more appropriate and more efficient healthcare service for the public.

The Phase 1 Redevelopment Project is conducted in two stages:

Stage I Preparatory Works include:

  • Conversion works at Senior Staff Quarters (SSQ) (renamed as Block T) for the decanting of the existing facilities and equipment in the Clinical Pathology Building (CPB), Pathology Building (PB) and Housemen Quarters (HQ);
  • Construction of a link bridge connecting Block T and the buildings in the hospital complex; and
  • Road widening works within the hospital boundary

Stage II Main Works include:

  • Demolition of CPB, PB and HQ;
  • Construction of New Block;
  • Provision of an additional access road; and
  • Construction of a proposed rooftop helipad
How is the progress of the project? When will it be completed?

Subsequent to the funding approval by the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council, the Stage I preparatory works has started in 2014 and is targeted for completion by the end of 2017. We will seek funding approval from the Legislative Council for commencement of Stage II main works after completion of the decanting works so as to complete the whole project by 2024.

What facilities / services will be provided in the New Block? 

The New Block will accommodate the following major clinical facilities: 

  • Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department;
  • Peri-operative Centre;
  • Diagnostic Radiology Department;
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU);
  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories; and
  • In-patient Wards
It is definitely difficult to relocate the hospital buildings to Block T. What strategies does the project team adopt to manage the relocation arrangement?

After thorough discussion with the users concerned, the Project Team of QMH, the Capital Planning Department of Hospital Authority Head Office and the Project Management Consultant have decided to group the items to be relocated into 4 separate categories that would be moved in phases, namely:

  • General items;
  • Fridges and freezers with contents;
  • Biological and chemical items; and
  • Specialist equipment
Are there any environmental mitigation measures for the conversion works of the SSQ (Block T)?

We took the following measures to mitigate the environmental impact when converting the SSQ (Block T): 

(i)Air Quality

  • Regular water spray to suppress fugitive dust
  • Keeping construction materials not in use under cover

(ii)Waste Handling

  • Recycle of metals and other debris arising from the demolition to reduce waste
  • Reuse of the suitable demolition debris on-site, e.g., landfill 

(iii)Water Quality

  • Pre-treatment of waste water by sewage treatment facility and regular testing of its quality before discharging to public drainage system

(iv)Energy Conservation

  • Employing timers to monitor the operation hours of powered equipment and switching off idling machines 

(v)Pest Control

  • Regular spray of properly diluted and safe insecticide
  • Clear the drainage and gutters from time to time to prevent accumulation of stagnant water and filling out of water holes
  • Installation of anti-mosquito devices at critical locations

(vi)Noise Control

  • Installation of noise barriers at the site boundaries
  • Use of less noisy instruments and devices, putting up extensive barriers near the noise sensitive areas
How can I get to Block T from other hospital buildings in QMH?  

When Block T starts operation, hospital staff, students and visitors can access the building from the ground level or use the new link bridge connecting to it. The new link bridge links up the New Clinical Building and Block T and is air-conditioned and weatherproof. 

Will the services provided by QMH be affected when the redevelopment works are in progress? What measures will the management take to keep up the service quality?

Since QMH will be redeveloped in situ, the project will be carried out on the principle that clinical services would not be interrupted as far as possible. We will take the initiative to negotiate with other hospitals in the Hong Kong West Cluster in case decantation service is unavoidable. We will keep track of the works progress and take all possible measures to maintain service quality during the project.

QMH is currently served only by one access road. How will the redevelopment project improve the accessibility of QMH?

To make QMH more accessible, an additional access point from Pok Fu Lam Road to the New Block will be provided at Stage II of Phase 1 QMH Redevelopment Project.

What does the QMH Redevelopment Project icon mean?

The letter “Q”, resembling a key, superimposes on the word “Redevelopment”, meaning that the Project is the key to QMH’s brighter future; the principal colour of the icon is similar to that of the QMH logo; the red colour signifies vibrancy, passion and optimism.

What can I do if I have questions / opinions about the project?

If you have any questions/opinions about the project, please contact us via one of the following methods:


By Post:

Room 1102, Administration Block, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong



2255 3926



2816 0782