Western District Community Centre (西區社區中心)

GFHC1045 Sai Ying Pun Historical Walking Tour

Western District Community Centre (西區社區中心)

Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

Created By: HKBU


Western District Community Centre established in 1922 as Tsan Yuk Hospital operated under the Chinese Public Despensary Committee in order to provide newborn services to the community.In 1923, on the advice of Dr. Alice D Hickling ,the first female doctor in Hong Kong. The hospital started training of Chinese midwives and changhe the paradigm of maternal care in Hong Kong. 1934, It became a government hospital.Then in 1937,it became teaching departments of the faculty of medicine of the University of Hong Kong.In addition that it accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In 1955, after the relocation of Tsan Yuk Hospital to Hospital Road, the old building was renamed as Western District Community Centre in 1973.It used as an office and event space for community groups.

As the old site of Tsan Yuk Hospital, it represent the development of gynaecology in Hong Kong and classified as a Grade 1 historic buildings. The building combined of Chinese and Western architecture.Edwardian architecture's iconic rotating staircase and with Chinese tiled eaves.

This point of interest is part of the tour: GFHC1045 Sai Ying Pun Historical Walking Tour


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