Heart specialist leads high-spirited recovery in embattled hospital wards A heart doctor has given a victory sign at the Prince of Wales Hospital after recovering from the deadly strain of atypical pneumonia that has killed 10 people in Hong Kong. Innes Wan Yuk Pui, a cardio-thoracic surgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital, yesterday released a photograph of himself recovering after being released from intensive care, as a way of thanking colleagues who helped him overcome the illness. Dr Wan is one of about 70 medical staff at Chinese University who have fallen victim to atypical pneumonia. He is recovering in Ward 8A, where the hospital's outbreak started earlier this month. He was discharged from intensive care this week. Prince of Wales patients yesterday spoke for the first time about their ordeal, via a teleconference link-up. Chairman of the hospital's department of medicine and therapeutics, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, said patients were recovering and some were playing cards in wards 8A and 8B. The two wards yesterday remained a restricted zone to outsiders. 'We have never given up; we always believe we will recover one day,'' a patient told reporters via a web-camera. Professor Sung said about half of all pneumonia patients at the hospital had recovered Hospital Authority Chief Executive William Ho Shiu-wei, recovering from the disease in Queen Mary Hospital, last night issued a statement saying he expected to be in hospital for 'a while'. Dr Ho, who was admitted on Sunday, said: 'When I visited the hospitals, sick staff and health-care workers...all areas I visited were high-risk areas of infection. 'I always strictly followed the infection control measures [but] any infection control measures may not be 100 per cent foolproof'