Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department

Clinical team saving the life of a trauma patient

The Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department is the only A&E centre in Hong Kong West Cluster. It provides 24-hour emergency medical services to its coverage areas of Central, Western and Southern districts of Hong Kong Island.

Our department consists of a fully equipped resuscitation room, one acute care room, multiple patient cubicles for stretcher and wheel-chair cases, rooms for disturbed patients and a walk-in clinic. Emergency Radiology and CT scan services are available for patients according to clinical indication. Other facilities include designated rooms for dressing, minor operation and application of plaster. We also operate a 20-bed Emergency Medicine (cum Clinical Toxicology) ward for general patients requiring extended care and poisoned patients requiring Toxicology specialist care.

To ensure that all patients with urgent and life-threatening conditions receive prompt treatment, a triage system is in place to assess the clinical conditions of the patients. Based on objective assessment criteria, patients are prioritized by our nurses into 5 categories: Critical, Emergency, Urgent, Semi-urgent and Non-urgent and will receive treatment according to clinical needs. Real time waiting time information of the A&E Departments in HK can be found in the Hospital Authority App.

We have close collaboration with the Ambulance Service of the Fire Services Department to provide rapid identification, assessment and treatment for time-critical diseases. In case a person, having an emergency or injury, is unable or of high risk to seek urgent medical attention on his own, he can call the 999 Hotline or the Fire Services Communication Centre at 2735 3355 for emergency ambulance service.

Our Vision

  • Satisfied patients and clinical partners
  • Trusted by the community
  • Committed staff

Our Mission

To provide safe and efficient care to patients with emergency medical problems through our expertise, caring heart, team work and collaboration

Our Service

Apart from the day to day management of emergency patients, the department is in constant preparedness for major incident and disaster. Regular disaster drills with other hospitals and FSD are conducted to enhance the ability to handle crisis.

Multi-disciplinary team approach is adopted for management of seriously injured patients. Staffs of the department are also active in training medical students, paramedical and nursing staff in Emergency medicine. There is also close collaboration with other departments in clinical research.