The Department of Medicine is in charge of 395 beds (including 6 Medical ICU Beds) in Queen Mary Hospital (QMH). It is divided into functional General Medical teams, which function very well and provide better training to junior doctors. 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 (excluding private patients) for the past few years in QMH are listed as follows:
|Year||E Admissions||C Admissions||Day Admissions||Discharge and Deaths|
|2019 (Jan – Nov)||22966||9721||2372||35791|