Tin Shui Wai Hospital

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Tin Shui Wai Hospital
Hospital Authority
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View of the hospital in July 2016
Tin Shui Wai Hospital
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Location within Hong Kong
Geography
Location11 Tin Tan Street, Tin Shui Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°27′31″N113°59′44″E / 22.4586°N 113.9956°E / 22.4586; 113.9956 Coordinates: 22°27′31″N113°59′44″E / 22.4586°N 113.9956°E / 22.4586; 113.9956
Organisation
Care system Hospital Authority
Funding Government hospital
Type District
Network New Territories West Cluster
Services
Emergency department Yes, Accident and Emergency
Beds300
Helipad No
History
Opened9 January 2017;5 years ago (2017-01-09)
Links
Website ha.org.hk/tswh/en/
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Tin Shui Wai Hospital (Chinese :天水圍醫院; Cantonese Yale :Tīnséuiwàih Yīyún) is a public hospital in Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong. The 300-bed hospital is part of the New Territories West Cluster serving the population of Yuen Long and Tuen Mun districts, particularly those in the Tin Shui Wai New Town. It opened in 2017.

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History

As the population of Tin Shui Wai continued to grow, the need for a hospital in the area became apparent. Hospital Authority had initially rejected the proposal of constructing a hospital in the area due to limited resources. [1] This led to demonstrations on 25 November 2007, [2] 14 February 2008, [3] and 27 April 2008. [4] In response to the request, Donald Tsang, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announced a plan in his policy address to build a hospital in Tin Shui Wai and expected it to be completed by 2015. [5]

Design and construction was carried out by a joint venture between Leighton Holdings and Able Engineering. [6] Construction commenced in February 2013 and was completed in September 2016. It cost HK$3.91 billion. [7]

Initial services, including the specialist out-patient clinic, renal dialysis, allied health, diagnostic radiology, pharmacy and community nursing, began operation on 9 January 2017. [8] [9]

The accident and emergency department began operating from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from 15 March 2017. [8] On 21 March 2018 the A&E services were extended to 12 hours per day (from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm). [10]

The hospital plans to begin providing 24-hour accident and emergency services, as well as inpatient emergency services, from November 2018. [10] It plans to offer 32 inpatient emergency beds upon commencement. [11]

Services

The hospital provides the following services. [10] [12]

Transport

The hospital is an approximately 350-metre walk from Chung Fu stop of the Light Rail. It is also accessible by bus and minibus.

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References

  1. 醫管局否決天水圍建醫院[Hospital Authority refuses to build a hospital in Tin Shui Wai]. Ming Pao Daily News (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 25 June 2005. p. L07.
  2. 建醫院等十年 [Waiting a decade for a hospital]. The Sun (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 25 November 2007.
  3. 促建醫院天水圍居民示威 [Tin Shui Wai residents protest for a hospital]. The Sun (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 15 February 2008.
  4. 200人遊行促圍城建醫院 [200 protesters ask for a hospital in Tin Shui Wai]. Oriental Daily News (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 28 April 2008.
  5. 施政報告就醫療改革提出措施[Healthcare reform in policy address]. Ming Pao Daily News (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 16 October 2008. p. A05.
  6. "Tin Shui Wai Hospital". Leighton Holdings. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  7. "Background of Tin Shui Wai Hospital" (PDF). Information Services Department. 17 November 2016.
  8. 1 2 "Tin Shui Wai Hospital to commence service by phases in early 2017 (with photos)". Hong Kong Government. 17 November 2016.
  9. "Tin Shui Wai Hospital commences A&E services". Hong Kong Government. 14 March 2017.
  10. 1 2 3 "Tin Shui Wai Hospital extends accident and emergency service hours". Hong Kong Government. 27 February 2018.
  11. Cheung, Elizabeth (27 February 2018). "Tin Shui Wai Hospital eyes expanded services, will offer 24-hour emergency care". South China Morning Post.
  12. "Our Services". Tin Shui Wai Hospital. Retrieved 28 February 2018.