CLINICAL SERVICE

Full integration of specialty services in the previous University Medical Unit (UMU) and Government Medical Unit (GMU) was completed in 1994/95. Integration of medical staff duties was started in September 1995 and large part of this was completed at the end of 1995/96.
The high standard of service in each of the specialties have been maintained in all existing and new activities. Each division offers a range of specialist services. The Department provides specialty clinical services in 12 Divisions situated in 5 locations. Further information on each of the Specialty Divisions are list in each of the their own Specialty Divisions' homepages.

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QMH
TWH
GH
FYKH
Ap Lei Chau Clinic
Cardiology (& Rehabilitative Medicine)
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Clinical Pharmacology
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Endocrinology & Metabolism
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Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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Geriatrics Medicine
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Family Medicine / General Practice
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Haematology, Haematological Oncology, Medical Oncology and Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
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Molecular Medicine & Genetics
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Nephrology
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Neurology (& Rehabilitative Medicine)
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Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
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Rheumatology & Immunology
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Many of these services represent ground-breaking efforts in Hong Kong. The Department has pioneered care in many innovative areas including:
• invasive cardiac procedures such as coronary angioplasty and radiofrequency catheter ablation, innovative cardiac pacing;
• the first prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling centre for thalassaemia, haemophilia and neurodegenerative diseases in SE Asia and the only one in Hong Kong to date;
• Hong Kong's first bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplants;
• physician support for Hong Kong's first liver, heart and lung transplants;
• protocol chemotherapy for leukaemia, lymphoma and advanced lung cancer;
• the first endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography service, the first endoscopic sphincterotomy service for bile duct stones as well as the first biliary stenting service for malignant jaundice.

Other milestones include:
• the programme for refractory epilepsy with EEG telemetry and comprehensive pre-surgical evaluation & the Acute Stroke Unit;
• comprehensive cardiac, pulmonary, and renal rehabilitation programmes;
• the development of dedicated well-woman and diabetic clinics in community practice and the establishment of the Centre of Education and Research in Family Medicine,
• the KK Leung Diabetes Centre, and
• the Simon KY Lee Digestive Disease Laboratory, which is the first laboratory in Asia using the 13C Mass Spectrometer to detect Helicobacter pylori infection of the stomach.
• Francis R. Zimmern Centre for Cardiology, the Mong Man Wai Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory