- Sha Tin Hospital
Sha Tin Hospital (沙田醫院) commenced operation on December 2, 1991 and has been in full function since February 1, 1994. Formerly known as Shatin Infirmary and Convalescent Hospital (沙田護養院), Sha Tin Hospital comprises 650 beds, 80 psychiatric day places, 40 geriatric day places and 40 hospice and palliative day places. The Hospital is located at 33,
A Kung Kok Street, A Kung Kok. It is surrounded by hills on three sides and it commands a beautiful view of the Shing Mun Riverand Penfold Park. Other institutions in close proximity include the Cheshire Home(Shatin) and the Bradbury Hospice.
Sha Tin Hospital provides services in
Medicineand Geriatrics, Surgery, Adult Psychiatry, Psycho-geriatrics, Oncologyand Hospice Care. The Hospital is also equipped with a Sleep AssessmentUnit.
In line with Hospital Authority's corporate direction of seamless healthcare, Shatin Hospital has established Community Geriatric Assessment Team, Community Psychiatric Team and Psycho-geriatric Outreach Team. The Hospital also offers Community Nursing Service and Community Psychiatric Nursing Service.
The therapeutic garden and health track for convalescent patients has been built. The facility is specially designed to enable patients to break away from the confines of the wards and indoor gymnasium, and to receive outdoor rehabilitation treatment in a more spacious and open garden, which will also help them to re-integrate into the community. Phase III of the Garden has been established. It is equipped with a host of simulated transport facilities like
MTRtrain compartments, taxi and minibus to train patients using public transports despite their physical impairment. Patients are also encouraged to use the facilities after discharge.
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