About Us

The Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is based at the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), a 1,637 bed tertiary referral teaching hospital managed by the Hospital Authority (HA) but affiliated with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

The CUHK department is distinct from, but functionally integrated with the HA Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Professor Gavin Joynt is the Chairman of the CUHK Department, Honorary Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at PWH for HA, and HA Cluster Coordinator (Intensive Care) of the New Territories East Cluster (NTEC). Professor Gavin Joynt is also the HA Honorary Chief of Service of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at PWH and HA Cluster Coordinator (Anaesthesia) of the New Territories East Cluster (NTEC).

The CUHK department is mainly involved in teaching and research while the HA department is responsible for providing services for Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, and for all staff and management of the Operating Theatres (OT), Sterile Supply Unit (SSU), and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).


Our missions are as follows –

  • To enhance scientific knowledge through basic science and clinical research
  • To utilize new and existing knowledge to promote excellence of care in the domain of anaesthesia and intensive care
  • To provide high quality training and education for medical students and doctors in disease management, research and patient advocacy.

Goals and Ideals

Our missions are supported by the following Goals and Ideals –

  • To provide best quality patient care - while working safely and efficiently
  • To create an enjoyable workplace - where all staff work hard together, and support, respect and trust each other
  • To teach and share our expert knowledge and skills - with our students, trainees, visitors and peers
  • To continuously improve ourselves - and seek opportunities to advance through education and research
  • To be local and international leaders in our areas of expertise