Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Grantham Hospital

Grantham Hospital is a specialist cardiothoracic hospital specialised located at Wong Chuk Hang and is part of the cluster. It is a tertiary referral centre providing specialist service in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, paediatric cardiology, tuberculosis & chest medicine and cardio-pulmonary infirmary. In 2003 and 2004, palliative medicine and acute geriatrics service were set up respectively after Nam Long Hospital has been closed down in December 2003.

The hospital is founded in 1957 by the Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association and renamed for Alexander Grantham, a former Governor of Hong Kong. It has 496 beds and staff of 800.

The hospital is affiliated with the Medical faculty of the University of Hong Kong, providing clinical attachment opportunities for its medical students. The University's divisions of cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and paediatric cardiology have their bases here. However, it has been proposed that these acute services will be relocated to the in the coming future for better and more efficient use of resources. Grantham Hospital will then become a hospital dedicated to chronic and palliative care.

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