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Service Brief

Information on Yan Chai Hospital under the Hospital Authority Website

Background Information                                                                 

Yan Chai Hospital (the Hospital) was founded in 1973 by the Yan Chai Hospital Board of Directors equipped initially with 100 beds. In 1991, the Hospital was enrolled as one of the public hospitals operating under the auspices of the Hospital Authority (HA). Starting as a convalescent-service provider, the Hospital has over the years developed into an acute general hospital with 781 beds and 2,476 staff (as at 31 December 2021), to provide Tsuen Wan and its neighboring areas with acute and extended care services.

Service Description

Located in the center of Tsuen Wan District, Yan Chai Hospital is one of the acute hospitals under the Kowloon West Cluster (KWC) of the HA, and also serves as a referral center for

Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery services within KWC. Besides, Yan Chai Hospital is one of the public hospitals in Hong Kong designated to provide total joint replacement service. In addition to catering for a 24-hour Accident & Emergency service, the Hospital also provides a string of multi-disciplinary specialty services and allied health services to meet public demands. The Hospital has also established various specialty units in the recent years, including Bess Tsin Man Kuen Wellness Clinic for Breast Disease cum Endocrine Surgery, Tsang Wing Yue Memorial Day Centre for ENT Ambulatory Care, Tsang Wing Yue Memorial Operating Suite for Head & Neck Tumour Minimally Invasive Surgery, Total Joint Replacement Centre, Pao On Acute Cerebro-Vascular Treatment Centre, Integrated Diabetes Mellitus / Endocrine and Renal Ambulatory Care Services, Chow Ho Yuen Endoscopy Centre, So Chan Wai-hang Geriatric Day Hospital, Lam Lai Yuen Fong Podiatry Treatment Room as well as Law Kar Shui Cardiac Intervention Centre cum Coronary Care Unit.


Furthermore, there is a General Practice Clinic providing general and family medicine specialist out-patient consultations. Besides, the Hospital manages two General Out-Patient Clinics, namely Lady Trench General Out-Patient Clinic and Mrs. Wu York Yu General Out-Patient Clinic, providing pluralistic primary health care to the community.

Scope of Services

Specialties & Clinical Services

Ambulatory & Allied Health Services

24-hour Accident and Emergency Service

General Practice Clinic

Medicine (including Convalescent and Infirmary Services)

Family Medicine Specialist Clinic


Specialist Out-Patient Service

Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Chinese Medicine Clinic cum Training and Research Centre/ Civil Service Chinese Medicine Clinic
(provided by YCH Board)

Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Orthopaedics & Traumatology



Occupational Therapy




Speech Therapy

Intensive Care


Haemodialysis Unit


Special Diagnostic Centre

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Wellness Clinic for Breast Disease

Medical Social Services

Endocrine Surgery Clinic

Health Resource Centre

ENT Ambulatory Centre Clinical Psychology Service
Total Joint Replacement Centre Paediatrics and Adolescent Ambulatory Centre
Acute Cerebro-Vascular Treatment Centre Integrated Diabetes Mellitus / Endocrine and Renal Ambulatory Care Services
Endoscopy Centre Geriatric Day Hospital
Cardiac Intervention Centre cum Coronary Care Unit




Facilities of the Yan Chai Hospital are set out as follows (as at December 2021):

  • Block A - a 23-storeyed building which is shared between Department of Health (G/F - 2/F), Government Property Agency (19/F - 20/F) and Hospital Authority (3/F - 18/F and 21/F). Currently it accommodates the Hospital’s lecture theatre, staff overnight rooms and changing rooms, doctors’ offices, offices of Hospital Administration, Central Nursing Division and other service units as well as Cluster Office of KWC Family Medicine and Primary Health Care Department.
  • Block B - a 19-storeyed main service building accommodating the following services/facilities: acute wards, isolation ward, Accident & Emergency Department, Emergency Medicine ward, Operating Theatres, Anaesthetic Department, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intervention Centre cum Coronary Care Unit, Haemodialysis Unit, Acute Cerebro-Vascular Treatment Centre, Wellness Clinic for Breast Disease, Endocrine Surgery Clinic, ENT Ambulatory Centre, Total Joint Replacement Centre, Department of Radiology, Endoscopy Centre, Pathology Department, Occupational Therapy Department, Physiotherapy Department, Medical Social Services Department. Furthermore, Kitchen, office of Patient Relations officers, Financial Services Division, Mortuary and the Yan Chai Hospital Wilson Tsang Churk-ming Traditional Chinese Medicine Pain Treatment Centre are also located in this block.
  • Block C - a 12-storeyed block accommodating hospital services include General Practice Clinic, Family Medicine Specialist Clinic, Specialist Out-patient services, Pharmacy, Dietetic service, Speech Therapy, Paediatrics and Adolescent Ambulatory Centre, Health Resource Centre, Special Diagnostic Centre, Integrated Diabetes Mellitus / Endocrine and Renal Ambulatory Care Services, Geriatric Day Hospital, office of Colon Assessment Public-Private Partnership Programme and Medical Records Services Department. In addition, medical services which are managed by the Yan Chai Hospital Board such as Chinese Medicine Clinics cum Training and Research Centre/Civil Service Chinese Medicine Clinic, Dental Clinic and the Head Office of Yan Chai Hospital Board are also located in this block.
  • Multi-Services Complex - a 13-storeyed building housing an extended care centre on part of 8/F to 12/F to provide rehabilitation and infirmary services together with allied health services including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics & Orthotics and Clinical Psychology. Moreover, the office of Community Nursing Service is also located in this building. The G/F up to part of 8/F are the day and residential welfare facilities, nursing home etc. managed by the Yan Chai Hospital Board.


As at 31 December 2021, the hospital had a staff strength of 2,476, broken down into 210 medical staff, 865 nursing staff, 238 allied health staff and 1,163 other staff groups including administrative and supporting staff.