Milestones of the achievements of our specialty in reverse chronological order

2012
Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) was appointed by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HKHA) to provide the first local and international benchmarked analysis of HKHA Intensive Care Unit (ICU) data. The total audited period was five years from 2007 to 2011. The international benchmarking was performed against the ICNARC’s Case Mix Programme Database of United Kingdom. The benchmarked analyses were done on many aspects including data quality; critical care provision; case mix; resource use and outcomes - crude and risk-adjusted hospital mortality.


Dec - Dr Anne Leung passed the post of ICM Training Officer to Dr Dominic So who was elected the new Training Officer in the HKCA ICU Board meeting. Dr Anne Leung was appointed HKCA (IC) Training officer since 2003. Regular tutorials have been held every Wednesday since Mar 2007. For the past years, a total of 12 ICM trainees have gone through this course.
2 Dec - Dr Chan Yan Fat, Alfred was elected new president of the Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine
2 Dec - The Annual Scientific Meeting of the HKSCCM 2012 (Chairperson of the Organising Committee: Dr Anne Leung, QEH) was successfully held at the Eaton-Smart Hotel, Hong Kong.

16 Sep - HKSCCM Website content view hits reached 4,000,000
2 May - HKSCCM Website content view hits reached above 3,000,000
22 Dec - HKSCCM Website content view hits reached above 2,000,000

 2011

4 Dec - The Annual Scientific Meeting of the HKSCCM 2011 (Chief Organiser: Dr CHAN King Chung, PYNEH)
"This was the first occasion in the history that all chiefs of the Critical Care Society of four areas across the strait including mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong met and exchanged their experience in a conference: Prof. Qiu Hai Bo (Chairman of Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine, Chinese Medical Association, Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing), Dr Chang Hsiao Huang (Treasurer, Taiwan Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,
Consultant surgeon, Department of cardiovascular Surgery, Veteran General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan), Dr Lei Wai Seng (Director of Macau Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Director of Emergency and ICU, Hospital Conde S. Januário, Macau), Dr Yan Wing Wa (Chairman of Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine, Chief of service of ICU of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong)

 7 May - HKSCCM Website content view hits reached above 1,000,000


2010
12 Dec - The HKSCCM has been approved to be a charitable institution or trust of a public character, and is exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.

Aug to Oct - First Co-Joint ECMO Training in Hong Kong – Pre-Course Training, four identical half-day sessions in 4 different hospitals were held:
1. PWH 10th Aug 2010, Conference Rm 132, 1/F, Block A, Staff Quarters, PWH
2. QEH 2nd Sept 2010, Block D, G/F, Multi-function Rm, QEH
3. PYNEH 10th Sept 2010, Seminar Rm 2, G/F, HKEC Training Center for Healthcare Management and Clinical Technology, PYNEH
4. QMH 5th Oct 2010, Administrative Block, G/F, Seminar Rm. 1, QMH

7 Sep - Website content view hits reached 400,000

3 August - A team of four doctors and one nurse specialist from the ICU of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital performed the first on-site setup of ECMO in Hong Kong at Tuen Mun Hospital for the management of a patient with acute respiratory failure due to Mycoplasma pneumonia. The patient was escorted to the ICU of PYNEH for further management with ECMO support and she eventually recovered.

May - Patient education leaflets were available for download at the HKSCCM website.

3 Feb - The ICU ECMO Working Group, convened by Dr Chan Wai Ming, formally presented their working progress and direction at the Hospital Authority Directors' Meeting.

19 Jan - The SMM of COC(ICU) decided to establish an ICU ECMO Working Group towards establishing ECMO service in Hong Kong.   

2009
November 2009 - The Hong Kong Association of Critical Care Nurses were invited to join our HKSCCM Interhospital Grand Round. The grand round was thus renamed the HKSCCM and HKACCN Interhospital Grand Round

November 2009 - ECMO was used for the management of malaria-associated acute respiratory failure in an Indian admitted to the Adventist Hospital. The man survived. This was the first reported case for this indication.

17 and 18 Oct: - The Second Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Hong Kong Association of Critical Care Nurses was held at the Hospital Authority Head Office Building, attended by 239 participants.

July: Veno-venous extracoporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) was first used in Hong Kong to manage novel H1N1 influenza A-related respiratory failure by the ICU of United Christian Hospital, followed by Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.

24 July: The H1N1 Forum was established in the HKSCCM Website for secure exchange of opinions on management for the influenza (H1N1) pandemic

21 July: The establishment of the Critical Care Medicine Foundation (CCMF) was endorsed in the Ninth Executive Council Meeting of The Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine (HKSCCM) on 21 July 2009.

May 2009: The CCM Interhospital Meeting was renamed HKSCCM Interhospital Grand Round

April: The first Seminar on Clinical Information System (CIS) was organised in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital by Dr CHAN King Chung (Associate Consultant, ICU, PYNEH).

Jan 20: The launching of the new HKSCCM webpage was formally announced on 20 Jan 2009 in the Interhospital Meeting at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The website administrator team was headed by Dr CHAN King Chun Kenny. An editorial board was formed to design the content, and Dr LAU Chun Wing Arthur was the first Editor-in-chief, working with a team of Associate Editors and Hospital Editors from various Hong Kong ICUs. Just 2 months into operation, the website content view hits have reached 20,000 on 21 March 2009. The hits reached 30,000 a month later on 22 April 2009, and 40,000 on 17 May 2009, 50,000 on 8 June 2009. A big jump in number of visits was recorded in May 2009. On 25 Sep 2009, content view hits struck 100,000 (link)
 

 

 

2008
17 November 2008, Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine Limited was formed replacing the old HKSCCM.
 
July 2008: The CCM Interhospital Meeting organized by the Specialty Board of CCM was now under the auspices of the HKSCCM 

2006
An independent Department of Intensive Care was established in PYNEH in February after the combination of the Medical High Dependency Unit (MHDU) of the Department of Medicine and the ICU of the Department of Anaesthesia. Dr YAN Wing Wa was the ICU Director.

2005
17 Sep: The First Joint Critical Care Conference (Program Rundown)

2003
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. Many Hong Kong ICUs were overwhlemed with patients. The following healthcare workers who sacrificed their life were posthumously conferred Medals for Bravery by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR: Dr CHENG Ha-yan, Ms LAU Kam-yung, Mr LAU Wing-kai, Ms TANG Heung-may, Dr TSE Yuen-man and Ms WONG Kang-tai

2001
Dr Cheng Fan became the Chairperson of the HKCP CCM Specialty Board on 1 June.

1998
The first CCM Exit Examination organised by the HKCP was held in December. The first batch of successful candidates were Dr CHAN Wai Ming, Dr LAU Chu Pak, Dr LEE Kar Lung and Dr TONG Chak Kwan.

1997
The inaugural HKCA (Intensive Care) Fellowship Examination organised by the HKCA was held in November 1997 and then on a yearly basis. Dr CHEUNG Po Wa was the first successful final examination candidate.
The Subspecialty Board in CCM under the HKCP was renamed the Specialty Board in CCM in its 8th meeting on 18 Feb 1997.

1996
Fifteen foundation fellows of the HKCA (Intensive Care) were admitted.
First meeting of the Subspecialty Board in Critical Care Medicine (CCM) under the HKCP was held on 13 May 1996, chaired by Dr YAM Yin Chun Loretta (download agenda). In general, for ICU doctor training, Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) refers to the anaesthesia stream, while Critical Care Medicine (CCM) refers to the physician stream.
The first Clinical Information System (CIS) was fully implemented in the adult ICU of Kwong Wah Hospital.

1995
Dr YAN Wing Wa became the first Chief of Service (COS) of the independent ICU of Princess of Margaret Hospital
An independent Department of Intensive Care was established in Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The first tertiary level Diploma Course in Critical Care Nursing was run by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

1994
Development of an Intensive Care Committee under the HKCA chaired by Prof Teik Oh
ICU was opened in PYNEH under Department of Anaesthesia. Dr Dennis KERR became the ICU Director later.

1993
The Joint Committee on Internal Medicine Training (JCIMT) was formed in January.

The Guidelines on Postgraduate Training in Internal Medicine (First Edition) were published by the Hong Kong College of Physicians (HKCP). It was the result of the deliberations of the JCIMT and its co-opted Subspecialty Advisory Groups which advised on each of the subspecialty training programmes (including Critical Care Medicine), with formation of the Subspecialty Advisory Committee (SACs) as subcommittees of the JCIMT.

The 7th Congress, Western Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine was held at the HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 12 15 March, 1993. It was hosted by the Western Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine and The Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine, and was sponsored by the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The convener of the Organizing Committee was Prof. Teik E. Oh.

1992
Establishment of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) in August, and the HKCA became one of the twelve independent Colleges of the Academy.

1991
Prof Teik Oh was elected new President of the HKCA in its first election exercise, and Dr S Anandaciva and Dr TM Moles elected Vice-Presidents.

1990
First Annual General Meeting of the HKCA held on 18 Oct

1989
Official inauguration of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists on 26 Sep
First HKCA council meeting was held on 28 Sep 1989. Council and Board of Directors were elected: Dr TM Moles was the first President, Prof TE Oh as first Vice President and Dr Ronald Lo second Vice President
Inaugural Ceremony of the HKCA at the Regent Hotel on 12 Oct 1989

1987
After Prof JA Thornton's retirement, Dr T Michael Moles was elected chairman of the Board of Studies for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care for the planning for the formation of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthetists, later renamed Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (HKCA).

1986
The first independent Intensive Care Unit in Hong Kong was established in Princess Margaret Hospital, headed by Dr Tsang Chin Wah.

1985
The Board of Studies for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care first met at the Canossa Hospital, chaired by Prof J Andrew Thornton.
The Hong Kong College of Physicians was formed in October

1984
ICU opened in Prince of Wales Hospital

1983
The Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine (HKSCCM) was established.
ICU opened in Caritas Medical Centre. Dr CHEUNG King On was the founding director, and the ICU was administratively under the Department of Medicine and Geriatrics.

1980
The Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong was established.

1970
ICU opened in Queen Mary Hospital

1968
ICU opened in Grantham Hospital

1967
Establishment of the first ICUs in Hong Kong in NethersoleHospital (Bonham Road, Hong Kong) and KwongWahHospital (Waterloo Road, Kowloon), with formal openings in the following year.

1912
The Hong Kong College of Medicine was incorporated as the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong.

1887
The Hong Kong College of Medicine was established.