Overview and History

About Us
The Emergency Medicine Unit began with three academic staff with the support of a number of administrative and research members. Its responsibilities fall into three aspects: teaching of Emergency Medicine to medical students, provision of clinical services in the Accident & Emergency Departments of the University’s affiliate and teaching hospitals and research in Emergency Medicine. Besides, the Unit is working closely with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute to develop and promote Disaster Medicine in Hong Kong.


Our vision
The Emergency Medicine Unit will improve the health outcomes of patients with superior emergency care, innovative clinical research and education of undergraduates and postgraduates in Emergency Medicine.
Our mission

The Emergency Medicine Unit is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of Emergency Medicine and benefitting people through teaching, research, knowledge exchange and clinical services in emergency care.

The Emergency Medicine Unit is to:

  • Educate and train tomorrow’s leaders in Emergency Medicine by an up-to-date Emergency Medicine curriculum for medical students
  • Advance the knowledge and improve the practice of emergency care through innovative research
  • Provide excellent clinical care to patients in the University’s affiliate hospitals and teaching hospitals
  • Impact the wider community with translation of research findings and knowledge exchange activities
Our History
  • Honorary lecturers appointed under Department of Anesthesia to provide lectures and tutorials in Emergency Medicine during surgical rotation.

  • Honorary lecturers in Emergency Medicine start teaching in Junior and Senior Clerkship.

  • First Emergency Medicine clerkship introduced in combination with Psychiatry with teaching based in the EDs of QMH and PYNEH.

  • Emergency Medicine clerkship in combination with Orthopaedics.

  • Commissioning of Emergency Department of Gleneagles (Hong Kong ) Hospital.

  • Faculty Board approved the establishment of EMU.

  • EMU establishment with 3 staff: Dr LP Leung, Dr Karen Fan and Dr Rex Lam.

  • Opening of Emergency Department of Gleneagles (Hong Kong) Hospital (GHK). Dr Daniel Wong, Dr Abraham Wai, Dr Arthur Cheung and Dr Ronald Wong joined GHK and EMU.