Table 1

Hospital size and potential target participants in Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)

Potential target for
COVID-19 sessions
Target departmentsMedical staff, n (%)Nursing staff, n (%)Annual patient uptake
(1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)
(as of 31 March 2020)
In situ – ICUIntensive Care Unit14 (4)105 (7)162
In situ – A&EAccident & Emergency46 (14)125 (9)172 435
Simulation lab-based - ’Isolation Ward’ or
‘General Ward’
Medicine116 (34)564 (40)39 916
Surgery59 (18)188 (13)17 260
Specialist Outpatient* /83 (6)619 131
Others98 (30)356 (25)56 326
QEH inpatients
(n=1754)
333 (19)1421 (81)113 664
  • ‘Others’ included anaesthesiology and operation theatre service, orthopaedics and traumatology, obstetrics and gynaecology and clinical departments otherwise not specified.

  • *Unlike nurses, doctors who worked for Specialist Outpatient Department were those actually working in other relevant clinical departments (eg, consultants from specific department would spend time on outpatients session according to their clinical schedule). Patient intake from Accident & Emergency and Specialist Outpatient will be excluded from Annual Patient Uptake of QEH Inpatients between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.