Tsan Yuk Hospital

Baby-swap victim has learned to live life without regrets

A 32-year-old man who found out two years ago that he had been swapped shortly after birth searched for a year for his real parents before giving up the quest.

Tuesday, 18 August, 2009, 12:00am

Man swapped at birth abandons regret and cherishes his family

For a man who was swapped at birth 32 years ago, this Lunar New Year marks a significant point.

He has decided to cherish the family he has known all his life and live without regret.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Swapped baby: hunt widens to children's home

Boy was put up for adoption

The search for the biological parents of a 31-year-old man who was swapped at birth - and for the baby with whom he was swapped - widened yesterday from the hospital in question to a children's home where he lived for a month after his birth.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Health chief refuses to point finger over baby mix-up in 1976

The secretary for food and health yesterday declined to comment about whether anyone should be held responsible for swapping Kelvin Li Kwok-yin at birth at Tsan Yuk Hospital on November 30, 1976.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Family waits for answers about possible baby mix-up in 1976

Lui Fung-ha and Li Wai-keung were naturally excited when their son was born in Tsan Yuk Hospital in Sai Ying Pun on November 30, 1976.

Kelvin Li Kwok-yin was their pride and joy, and then he was joined by a younger sister and brother.

Last year his sister became suspicious when she realised Kelvin's blood type made it unlikely Ms Lui was his mother.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

We should be proud of staff in Hong Kong's public hospitals

A lot has been written in the media of late about Hong Kong's health care system, and I would like to share my experience with your readers.

We went through the government system with the birth of our first child. Our initial contact was that with Tsan Yuk Hospital for the pre-natal screening.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Investor apathy spoils hospital plan for mainland mothers

A proposal to privatise a former public maternity hospital to deal with the influx of mainland mothers was abandoned due to a lack of interest from investors.

Private Hospitals Association chairman Alan Lau Kwok-lam said the Hospital Authority had earlier appealed to health care operators to take over the management of the Tsan Yuk Hospital in Sai Ying Pun.

23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

A day at a Special Care Baby Unit

Special Care Baby Unit - Tsan Yuk Hospital - Friday 18th February Tsan Yuk Hospital is the oldest and the last maternity hospital in Hong Kong. Next year its in-patient services will be relocated to the Queen Mary Hospital, ending its 78-year history of caring for Hong Kong's tiniest babies.

5 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Epidural scare prompts new rule

PHARMACISTS will be ordered to double-check drug ingredients with manufacturers before dispensing them, the Hospital Authority said yesterday.

The new rule follows a blunder in which 526 pregnant women received epidurals containing preservatives when they gave birth at Tsan Yuk maternity hospital.

19 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Efforts put Ivy in league of her own

Ivy Wu - Lady Wu since her husband, Gordon, became one of the last people in Hong Kong to be knighted - is passionate about causes she believes in.

One cause she holds close to her heart is women's health. As chairman of the Tsan Yuk Hospital Governing Committee, Ivy is busy raising funds and organising a series of celebrations to commemorate the hospital's 75th anniversary.

17 Oct 1997 - 12:00am


On May 12 the Sunday Morning Post featured an article comparing the relative merits of public and private hospitals for childbirth.

At the time my wife and I were expecting our second child, the first child having been born in England three years ago.

14 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Woman hopes son will find peace

HOUSEWIFE Wu Law Oi-yee is reluctant to predict events beyond 1997 even though her newborn boy may live to 2074, according to United Nations estimates.

The mother of the 3.7-kilogram baby, who arrived at 10.48 am yesterday, said: 'I can't imagine what things will be like in 1997. I can't stretch my imagination that far.

14 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Baby boom birthday honours for Tsan Yuk Hospital

What a handful: Mr and Mrs Lee Yick-kee and their two-year-old quadruplet sons (front) and Mrs Ho Lee Po-chu and her triplets (left) joined other families with children born at the Tsan Yuk Hospital and members of the public for an open day yesterday, held to promote awareness about the hospital.

16 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Birth of a new era

I WRITE in response to the article 'Labour charges' (Sunday Morning Post Magazine, November 20).

In the past, the Tsan Yuk Hospital, like many in Hong Kong, refused to allow husbands to accompany their wives during labour because we did not have the facilities.

4 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Doctor delighted to return as new chief to her birth place

THE new boss of a Western maternity hospital cannot keep away from the place.

Dr Tina Tam Wing-fai was born at Tsan Yuk Hospital 47 years ago. Twenty years ago, she returned for a 10-week training course. And now she is back again - this time as the hospital's first chief executive.

27 Feb 1993 - 12:00am