Kwai Chung Hospital Redevelopment
Located on top of Lai King Hill, set back from noise and air pollution of busy streets with panoramic views of the Kwai Ching district, Kwai Chung Hospital has been providing psychiatric health service to the public since 1981. Redevelopment is necessary to keep up with modern clinical practice and to integrate new technology to maintain world class medical services for Hong Kong.
Redevelopment will take place in 3 phases with the new KCH emerging collectively as a therapeutic village campus that is conducive to patients’ rehabilitation, recovery and re-integration into the community while providing 1000 bed spaces for inpatient service. Phase 1 on the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) site will facilitate decanting of KCH facilities for Phase 2 redevelopment. Phase 3 (by others) will see the demolition of remaining Block L/M for a new landscaped garden that will complete the village outlook.
The foundation of the design is rooted on two core ideas: The “Green Healing Village” and “Home”. The new hospital will focus on the patient’s journey to recovery and ensure that each step is carefully planned, patient-centred and handled with sensitivity and compassion in respect to patient privacy and dignity. Meticulous considerations have been made in every aspect of the design, from the separation of various traffic flows – patient, visitor, staff, vehicular and service – to the carefully crafted interior village environment, creating a ‘home-away-from-home’.