The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital at Sandy Bay

The Duchess Of Kent Children's Hospital At Sandy Bay

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The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital at Sandy Bay

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The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital at Sandy Bay ( 大口環根德公爵夫人兒童醫院) is a pediatric hospital in Sandy Bay on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong.

The hospital is the only specialist pediatric hospital in Hong Kong. Founded in 1955 by the , it provides specialist services in pediatric orthopedics, spinal surgery, pediatric neurology, developmental pediatrics and pediatric dental surgery while also providing treatment, rehabilitative services and accommodation for patients over 18 years old, specifically orthopedic patients with spinal problems.

The hospital is managed by the and has 130 beds and more than 260 staff. Despite its comparatively small size, it has gained a strong worldwide reputation as a renowned pediatric orthopedic facility.

Its reputation was built first in the 1950s and 1960s, when it became known as the clinical research center that developed the “Hong Kong Operation”, a breakthrough anterior approach to treat spinal tuberculosis, something that was then rife in Hong Kong’s refugee squatter camps. Orthopedic teams from the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Surgery (the forerunners of today’s Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong’s Medical Centre) working at the hospital pioneered the operation, most notably the “Hodgson/Yau” surgical team of Dr (later Professor) A. R. Hodgson and Dr (later Professor) Arthur Yau Meng-choy. The pair’s ground-breaking...
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