CLINICAL SERVICE

1. Tung Wah Hospital / Maclehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre
The department has been in charge of 250 beds at Tung Wah Hospital for convalescent, rehabilitation as well as subacute clinical admissions dedicated to teaching of dental students. With the integration of Medical Services, a total of 430 beds is available. Besides chronic renal supportive therapy and the stroke unit, the hospital has also developed cardiac, pulmonary, and renal rehabilitation programme. A Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine was appointed in July 1994 to strengthen this aspect of the clinical activity. It continues to receive patients from QMH after the acute episode and has catered for the requirement of previous GMU, QMH.
A 12-bed Geriatric RehabilitationWard starts provides geriatric inpatient rehabilitation service from mid-2002. A Geriatric Day Hospital also starts to provide day rehabilitation service to geriatric patients from Dec. 2003 onwards. A team of five Specialists in Geriatric Medicine in the Hong Kong West Cluster (QMH/FYKH/TWH/GH) serves by rotation in TWH. An Associate Consultant and one Resident provides clinical care to the patients. The Resident rotates through the Basic Physician Training and Higher Physician Training in Geriatric Medicine in the networked hospitals to receive training under the overall supervision of the Cluster COS (Medicine) of HK West.

2. Grantham Hospital
The 45-bed Cardiac Medical Unit caters for pre- and postoperative care for Cardiac Surgery. With the advances of interventional medical Cardiology, there is an increasing demand for Medical Cardiac service. The Cardiac Catheterization laboratory was upgraded in 1994. Better co-ordination and integration have developed with the Cardiac Service at QMH.
The 40-bed Convalescent Medical Unit for patients from Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital is developing links with the Tuberculosis and Chest Units in the hospital and the active Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme has been implemented.
A 38-bed Geriatric Ward starts provision of geriatric inpatient service from 5 Feb 2004 onwards. A team of five Specialists in Geriatric Medicine in the Hong Kong West Cluster (QMH/FYKH/TWH/GH) serves by rotation in GH. One Associate Consultant and two Residents provide clinical care to the patients. The Residents rotate through the Basic Physician Training and Higher Physician Training in Geriatric Medicine in the networked hospitals to receive training under the overall supervision of the Cluster COS (Medicine) of HK West.

3. Fung Yiu King Hospital
This was one of the convalescent, rehabilitation and long stay hospital under the auspices of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It has been accepting patients from the Department of Medicine for many years.
At present there are 80 beds for medical/geriatric convalescence, 24 beds for geriatric inpatient rehabilitation and 80 infirmary beds for long-stay care as well as a 22-place Geriatric Day Hospital for day rehabilitation purpose. A Community Geriatric Service supports the geriatric care for old aged homes in the Central, Western and Southern Districts of Hong Kong Island.
A team of five Specialists in Geriatric Medicine in the Hong Kong West Cluster (QMH/FYKH/TWH/GH) serves by rotation in FYKH. One Consultant, one Associate Consultant and 5 Residents provide clinical care to the patients. The Residents rotates through the Basic Physician Training and Higher Physician Training in Geriatric Medicine in the networked hospitals to receive training under the overall supervision of the Cluster COS (Medicine) of HK West. Bedside teaching for medical and dental students are also conducted in FYKH.