CLINICAL SERVICE

The Department of Medicine is in charge of 380 beds (including 6 Medical ICU Beds) in Queen Mary Hospital (QMH). It is divided into four functional General Medical teams.
The 4 general medical teams function very well and provide better training to junior doctors and, using an overflow system, have managed to keep the camp-bed numbers down to a minimum.
Each team is on-call every fourth day to receive patients from the Department of Accident & Emergency. The intake for each team is about 75 per week, i.e., a total of 300 patients/week of medical A&E admissions.
There is also admission of clinical cases and re-admission from specialty follow-up clinics. The Department runs a comprehensive specialty service, many at tertiary level. The different types of specialty services offer are listed under the "Specialty Clinical Services" heading further down the page.
The total number of medical admissions (excludes private patients) for the past few years in QMH are listed as follows:

 
1995
1996
1997
1998
Emergency
14,646
16,047
17,721
17,434
Clinical
13,826
15,381
16,059
14,710
Total
28,469
31,713
33,770
35,113

• 1996 has a 11% increase in admissions compared to 1995.
• 1997 has a 6.5% increase in admissions compared to 1996.
• 1998 has a 4% increase in admissions compared to 1997.