The new Kai Tak Public Hospital will provide 2,400 beds, the highest among local medical institutions, for people living in Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Tuesday.
The complex will also come with 12 delivery rooms, again the most among its peers, and is capable of handling up to 10,000 new births a year. There will also be 69 special care baby units and 15 neonatal intensive care units.
Documents from the Hospital Authority did not reveal how many buildings and the number of storeys for each, but it was understood that each floor will occupy between 8,000 and 12,000 square meters.
It will provide a full range of services, such as emergency rescue, a trauma center, neurology, clinical oncology, cardio-thoracic surgery, dental and pediatrics.
The hospital is situated at the former south apron of the former Kai Tak Airport, taking up two plots measuring a combined 46,000 square meters, and is scheduled to start operation in 2023, Sing Tao Daily reported.
Plots adjacent to the hospital have also been reserved for future expansion, while a footbridge connecting to the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital, which is set to open in 2018, will also be constructed, the report said.
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