TWGHs Records and Heritage Office

"Keeping up with the time - Mapping the Development of Hong Kong's Healthcare Services through the Archives": "A Good Nurse Brings Blessings to the Sick : A Kaleidoscopic View of the Kwong Wah Hospital Nursing School Before 1945 "

Publication Date: 2023-02-14

Only available in Cantonese
Speaker: Dr. LEUNG Wing Cheong (Consultant Obstetrician, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Kwong Wah Hospital)

Since ancient times, the smooth birth of a baby has never been taken for granted. For more than a century, Kwong Wah Hospital, under the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, has provided labour and delivery services to Hong Kong women. In 1934, the government amended the Births and Deaths Registration Ordinance, requiring all birthing facilities to keep complete records of infants born. This means fortunately for us, the records of Kwong Wah Hospital’s labour ward since 1935 have been well preserved. In 2017, Kwong Wah Hospital transferred its labour ward records from 1935 to 1991 to the TWGHs Records and Heritage Office for permanent preservation and research purposes. Referring to records from different time periods, the speaker will compare childbearing among women over the years.