The Prince of Wales Hospital officially opened on November 1, 1982 and was fully opened in 1984. Photo:  Chan Kiu
The Prince of Wales Hospital officially opened on November 1, 1982 and was fully opened in 1984. Photo: Chan Kiu

When Hong Kong’s first fully air-conditioned public hospital, the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, opened to patients in 1984

  • In 1977, excavation work began for a new hospital at a site in Sha Tin in Hong Kong’s New Territories to serve a population of nearly 700,000
  • When it opened in 1984 the Prince of Wales Hospital had a specialist burns unit and would very likely have ‘the biggest electricity bill’, the Post reported

The Prince of Wales Hospital officially opened on November 1, 1982 and was fully opened in 1984. Photo:  Chan Kiu
The Prince of Wales Hospital officially opened on November 1, 1982 and was fully opened in 1984. Photo: Chan Kiu
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