Hong Kong's oldest charitable institution, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, celebrated its 90th anniversary Oct 6 in the usual Chinese style with a display of fireworks.
LS. One of the hospitals where ceremony is held.
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MS. Governor Sir Robert Black with organisers.
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MS. Board of directors.
MCU. Sir Robert speaking.
MLS. Sir Robert toasts hospital.
MS. Entrance to one of hospitals.
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MLS. Inside of an in-patient ward.
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LS. Outpatient department.
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MS. Patient collecting medicine.
LS. Illuminated building.
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CU. Sir Robert lights fuse of firecracker.
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Background: Hong Kong's oldest charitable institution, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, celebrated its 90th anniversary Oct 6 in the usual Chinese style with a display of fireworks. Before the celebrations got underway, the island's Governor Sir Robert Black made a speech in which he praised the hospital group's fine record of service.
Started in 1890 on a Government grant and public contributions, the Tung Wah Group was able to treat about 1,500 patients. Today the chain of hospitals cope with 254,000 out-patients and about 180,000 in-patients per year. The Group headquarters in the city are housed in a skyscraper block with over 2,000 beds.
At the start of the firework display, Governor Black touched off the first cracker and the display carried on into the night.