The Critical Care Medicine Unit (CCMU) at HKUMed was established in July 2022 to consolidate the specialties of Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine in the Faculty.
The vision of CCMU is to become a leading research, teaching and training hub for critical care medicine in Hong Kong and beyond. We aim to attract individuals to partake in collaborative research and multidisciplinary training, to deliver state-of-the-art and humanistic care in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of acutely ill patients.
Our clinical services are provided at the Department of Adult Intensive Care of Queen Mary Hospital, Critical Care Unit of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, and Department of Adult Intensive Care of The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital.
The CCMU seeks to become a regional leader in the research and education of critical care medicine by fostering scientific advancement in a community of talented and passionate individuals.
Unit Director - Dr SIN Wai-ching Simon, Clinical Associate Professor of Practice
Dr TANG Kai-yan Gloria, Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice
Dr YEUNG Pui-ning Pauline, Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice
Hospital Authority Medical Staff
Chief of Service, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Queen Mary Hospital - Dr NGAI Chun-wai Wallace, Consultant, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor
Chief of Service, Department of Intensive Care, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital - Dr SHUM Hoi-ping, Consultant, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor
Head of Division (Critical Care Medicine), ICU Coordinator, Department of Medicine & Geriatrics, Ruttonjee Hospital- Dr YEUNG Wai-tak Alwin, Consultant, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor
MBBS V - Critical Care Medicine modules I and II
Core topics in critical care are introduced to MBBS undergraduates during the Senior Clerkship, ranging from patient triage, fluid management, organ failure, and advanced life support therapy. These tutorials are delivered by thoughtfully-designed teaching methodologies ranging from didactic lectures, case-based discussions, hands-on practicals, and teaching ward rounds.
MBBS VI - Point-of-Care Ultrasound Boot Camp
The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Boot Camp was introduced to the Specialty Clerkship in 2022 as part of a faculty-wide initiative to equip our graduating medical students with the confidence and skills to incorporate POCUS in clinical practice. Students go through a workshop with guided practice, and subsequently are engaged with the teachers in a virtual classroom format to follow-up experiences from bedside utilization.
ECMO Training Hub in Southeast Asia
Collaborating with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), the largest international organization in ECMO worldwide, the Department of Adult Intensive Care of Queen Mary Hospital had hosted an annual Adult ECMO Training Course endorsed by the organization. This course is widely recognized internationally and has attracted participants from various regions of Southeast Asia including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
In 2017 and 2022 , the Department of Adult Intensive Care of Queen Mary Hospital was awarded the Center of Excellence (Gold level award) by the ELSO.
The CCMU is a regional hub for research into thematic priorities in critical care. These include sepsis and septic cardiomyopathy, advanced mechanical circulatory support, and application of point-of-care monitoring and diagnostic devices. We coordinate research efforts in the Asia-Pacific region and lead territory-wide observational research in outcomes after intensive care for critical illness.Key Positions
Our clinical services are provided at the Department of Adult Intensive Care of Queen Mary Hospital, the Critical Care Unit of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, and the Department of Adult Intensive Care of The University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital. We are a mixed medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit and provide care for a myriad of conditions ranging from post-organ transplantation, refractory circulatory and respiratory failure, polytrauma and burns.
Our unit has been awarded the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Center of Excellence - Gold Award.