Queen Mary Hospital

Woman stable three weeks after heart transplant mistake

A patient at Queen Mary Hospital who was given a heart of the wrong blood type was in a stable condition as of yesterday, almost three weeks after her transplant.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 4:01am

Hospital sorry after giving woman wrong heart in transplant blunder

Dr Luk Che-chung

The woman who was given a mismatched heart in a transplant operation at Queen Mary Hospital is now conscious and in a stable condition. There are no signs yet that her body is rejecting the new organ, which is of a different blood type to her own. It is not known if she has been told about the blunder.

24 May 2013 - 2:44pm 2 comments

Seven injured in Ap Lei Chau apartment blaze

A fire in a 17th-floor flat at South Horizons was a level four, in a five-level system. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Five people were injured when a fire broke out at South Horizons housing estate in Ap Lei Chau early on Thursday and more than 100 residents were roused from sleep and evacuated. Water had to be pumped all the way up from the ground to Flat B on the 17th floor, where an air conditioner was believed to have caught fire.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Three arrested in assault of ex-lawmaker Chim Pui-chung

The assault left former legislator Chim Pui-chung with a swollen face and a few minor injuries. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting outspoken former legislator Chim Pui-chung last month, police said on Friday.

The arrested men include two alleged assailants who punched and kicked the former finance sector legislator in Admiralty on November 20. The third man was a lookout.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Family seek HK$30m for girl left disabled by operation

A family is claiming more than HK$30 million in compensation after their daughter was left quadriplegic and severely mentally retarded by a medical procedure that went wrong.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:31am

Family of disabled girl claim doctor ‘too junior and inexperienced’

A family is claiming more than HK$30 million in compensation after their daughter was left quadriplegic and mentally retarded by a medical procedure that went awry, the High Court heard yesterday.

Yuen Hiu-tung, now 12, suffered brain damage at Queen Mary Hospital in October 2001, when she was about 10 months old.

8 Nov 2012 - 5:24pm

And then along came George

George is now 10 weeks old and was conceived by IVF. The past two years have been hard, and when we learned that my wife, Huen-yee, was pregnant, we had mixed feelings. Clearly we were very happy, but Huen-yee had had trouble with her previous pregnancy and, while we wanted to enjoy this one, we didn't want to get too excited.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Kidney patients last to be seen

Kidney transplant patients at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong's only multi-organ transplant centre, are being pushed to the back of the queue, putting them at risk.

Other organs have a shorter 'shelf life' and so get priority in the allocation of the hospital's overstretched facilities and manpower, doctors say.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Organ transplant team aims to conserve resources

Queen Mary Hospital will set up a special team to handle emergency organ transplants by the end of this year, in order to avoid seconding manpower from general wards and disrupting other scheduled services.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Semi-naked woman hit by truck

A woman wearing only a T-shirt ran on to Queen's Road Central at about 9.30am and was hit by a truck. The 44-year-old Hong Kong woman, who had removed her shoes and most of her clothes, suffered head injuries and was taken to Queen Mary Hospital, police said.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Long waits at specialist clinics show need for a more efficient system

I have previously read criticisms of the delays at hospital specialist clinics and would certainly agree that the hospitals really ought to resolve these long-standing problems.

On Monday, I checked in at S4 block of Queen Mary Hospital at 10.30am.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Sterilisation, lack of staff, hinder hospital

A shortage of nurses and lack of an updated centralised sterilisation system are the two major challenges faced by the new chief of a top city public hospital.

Queen Mary Hospital, which is also the University of Hong Kong's teaching hospital, was now short of about 20 experienced operating theatre nurses, Dr Luk Che-chung said.

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

In hot water

Apr 4 Baby transferred from Yan Chai Hospital to paediatric intensive care unit of Princess Margaret Hospital due to respiratory distress

Apr 8 Baby has no skin abnormality except mild redness in the buttocks

Apr 9 Baby has recovered well. Home leave planned for that day

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Thirteen pupils hurt on bus

Thirteen pupils aged eight and nine were injured when their school bus braked to avoid hitting a pedestrian in Hill Road, Western, at about 11.10am. Five boys and eight girls were treated for minor injuries at Queen Mary Hospital. Police said the driver passed a breath test.

13 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Queen Mary Hospital due for facelift

Some buildings and facilities at Queen Mary Hospital are obsolete and must be renovated, says Dr Luk Chi-chung, the incoming chief of the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong West group of hospitals. Luk, who is the outgoing chief of the Kowloon East group of hospitals, will assume his new post in June. He said there was no timetable for the renovation work.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am