The Services of Clinical Anaesthesia include:
Queen Mary Hospital is a tertiary referral centre for complicated pregnancies in the territory, and an assisted reproductive centre for the University of Hong Kong. We have around 4000 deliveries per year, of which 29% are by caesarean section. The Obstetric anaesthesia team at Queen Mary Hospital provides 24 hour cover to the labour ward to assist with labour analgesia and anaesthesia . We run joint drills with obstetricians and midwives in crisis management, and provide both in-patient consultations and out-patient screening for high risks pregnancies.
Multidisciplinary round table meetings plan high risk operative deliveries. Quality assurance activities, audits, and departmental CME activities are all mandatory in our operative risk management. Training of our theatre nurses and assistants and midwives are provided on a regular basis as well as to medical students. We are also an accredited training centre under the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists. In the future we will continue to strive for excellence in a high standard of care matched with a growing delivery rate in HK, meeting the needs of evidence-based medicine, anaesthesia safety, public expectations, training potentials and research opportunities.
Our goal is to provide highest standard of evidenced based and patient - centered anaesthetic service to the community, enhance clinical research, provide undergraduate and postgraduate training to an international standard, establish and maintain links with international orthopaedic anaesthetic centers.
We provide anaesthetic care to patients in a very collegial and supportive environment. We provide perioperative care for a wide range of orthopaedic procedures including General Orthopaedics and Oncology, Hand and Foot Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Spine Surgery, Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma and Paediatric Orthopaedics.
Regional blockade and peripheral nerve blocks are commonly used and maintained postoperatively for analgesia. We have well established regional anaesthesia services and we perform different types of peripheral nerve blocks for surgical anaesthesia as well as postoperative pain control.
We are actively involved in teaching and training. With large majority of patients having some form of regional anaesthesia, we provide unique and lots of training opportunities to trainees and junior anaesthetists on regional anaesthesia. They have used their time to gain experiences in this area and become skillful in the use of ultrasound for regional anaesthesia. Moreover, we also promote active participation in audits and research so as to further improve our anaesthetic services.
Other services include:
We anaesthetize over 1000 children aged less than six per year, among them about 100 are neonates of less than 45 weeks post conceptual age. Our team of paediatric anaesthetists provide 24 hours coverage of anaesthesia service to neonates and other high risks children undergoing major surgery.
Training in paediatric anaesthesia is provided to anaesthetic trainees and fellows in anaesthesia.