Intensivists are doctors who provide life support and monitoring in patients who are critically ill in the intensive care Unit (ICU).

The first Hong Kong intensive care units (ICUs) were established in Nethersole Hospital and Kwong Wah Hospital in 1967. Since then anaesthesiologists have contributed significantly in the field of intensive care. In 1983 the Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine (HKSCCM) was established to develop the intensive care interest of the HK medical, nursing and allied health community. In 1988 with the establishment of the Academy of Medicine, it was recognised that " Intensive Care was a relatively new specialty and both specialist physicians and anaesthesiologists are involved and take part in training". In 1987, with Professor Oh's appointment to the Chair of the Department of Anaesthseia of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Prince of Wales Hospital was recognised for vocational training in intensive care by the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the RACS. Dr Tom Buckley and Dr So Hing Yu were the first locally trained intensivists. The HKCA set up a structured intensive care training programme in 1994, with the first fellowship examination held in 1997. There are now over 30 Fellows of the HKCA who are endorsed in Intensive Care. Since then, intensivists have committed to lead teams of multidisciplinary care for Hong Kong patients, most challengingly during the SARS period. Ongoing challenges for the college include maintaining high standards of training, whilst assisting the Hospital Authority in determining appropriate resource allocation to serve the needs of Hong Kong people and preparing for future crises and infectious outbreaks such as Human Swine Flu.


麻醉科醫生自 1967年一直在深切治療工作。 在 1994年, 麻醉科專科學院確立了危重病專科的訓練課程。我們更在2003年SARS期間盡力為香港市民服務。

Services include 服務範圍包括:

Resuscitation of Life Threatening Illnesses


Management of Multiple Organ Failure


These are all Hong Kong Intensive Care doctors.