Mission & Objective


The Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit is dedicated to developing a centre of excellence forclinical service in emergency medicine, education inemergency medicine and pre-hospital care, research inemergency care and emergency department administration.




Clinical Objectives

  • To provide the highest standards of assessments, diagnoses and treatments to patients with emergency and critical care needs, within the resources available to us.

Research Objectives

  • To align with the Prince of Wales Hospital, local universities, hospitals and institutions and international partners to pursue high quality emergency care research.
  • We shall:
    • explore the basic sciences and epidemiology that form the foundation of emergency medicine
    • conduct clinical and scientific research projects focusing on critical care including genetic studies, phase three randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies
    • undertake single and multi-centre clinical trials.
  • Our specific research interests:
    • Circulating nucleic acids in emergency critical care
    • Pain management and guidelines
    • Clinical prediction rules
    • Trauma care and trauma systems
    • Critical care in the emergency department
    • Acute stroke care.

Education Objectives

  • To promote high quality undergraduate and postgraduate medical and nursing education in Emergency Medicine, and to encourage the pursuit of Fellowship, Masters and Doctoral qualifications
  • To continue to develop the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Prehospital & Emergency Care
  • To develop an MSc in Emergency Nurse Practice to facilitate the local training of Emergency Nurse Practitioners in Hong Kong

Staff Development

  • To provide a safe, harmonious and stimulating environment for staff development.