• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. One of the hospitals where ceremony is held.
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS. Governor Sir Robert Black with organisers.
    6 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS. Board of directors.
    8 ft

    4.
    MCU. Sir Robert speaking.
    10 ft

    5.
    MLS. Sir Robert toasts hospital.
    15 ft

    6.
    MS. Entrance to one of hospitals.
    17 1/2 ft

    7.
    MLS. Inside of an in-patient ward.
    20 ft

    8.
    MS Ditto.
    21 1/2 ft

    9.
    LS. Outpatient department.
    24 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS. Patient collecting medicine.
    27 ft

    11.
    LS. Illuminated building.
    29 1/2 ft

    12.
    CU. Sir Robert lights fuse of firecracker.
    32 ft

    13.
    LS. Fireworks.
    34 ft

    14.
    LS. Ditto.
    36 ft

    15.
    LS. Ditto.
    38 ft



    Initials IM/V/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1DNN7E0YQQN36FH6G25QM8KDC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DNN7E0YQQN36FH6G25QM8KDC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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