Paediatric Intensive Care

The Team

Clinical Services

Paediatric medical and nursing specialists with subspecialty training in paediatric / neonatal intensive care.

Provides intensive care support to all critically ill children 12 years or younger with medical / surgical illnesses in the NTEC

Selected Publications


  1. Hon KL, Chan J, Cheung KL. Head injuries after short falls: different outcomes despite similar causes. Hong Kong Med J. 2010 Dec;16(6):497-8. PubMed PMID:21135431.

  2. Hon KL, Leung AK. Childhood accidents: injuries and poisoning. Adv Pediatr.2010;57(1):33-62. Review. PubMed PMID: 21056734.

  3. Hon KL, Cheung KL. Pink toes and red urine: what is this poison? Hong Kong Med J. 2010 Oct;16(5):411-2. PubMed PMID: 20890011.

  4. on KL, Leung TF, Cheung KL, Ng PC, Chan PK. Influenza and parainfluenza associated pediatric ICU morbidity. Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Oct;77(10):1097-101. Epub 2010 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 20882437.

  5. Hon KL, Ip M, Lee K, Nelson EA, Shea KH, Yuen YS, Leung TF. Childhood pneumococcal diseases and serotypes: can vaccines protect? Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Dec;77(12):1387-91. Epub 2010 Sep 16. PubMed PMID: 20844989.

  6. Hon KL, Cheung KL, Wong W, Ng PC. Neonates investigated for influenza-like illness during the outbreak of pandemic H1N1 2009: trivial infections but major triage implications. Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;77(9):1033-5. Epub 2010 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 20814838.

  7. Hon KL, Tang WS, Leung TF, Cheung KL, Ng PC. Outcome of children with life-threatening asthma necessitating pediatric intensive care. Ital J Pediatr. 2010 Jul 6;36:47. PubMed PMID: 20604944; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2916013.

  8. Hon KL, Chu WC, Sung JK. Retropharyngeal abscess in a young child due to ingestion of eel vertebrae. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Jun;26(6):439-41. PubMed PMID: 20531131.

  9. Hon KL, Leung AK. Severe childhood respiratory viral infections. Adv Pediatr. 2009;56:47-73. Review. PubMed PMID: 19968942.

  10. Hon KL. Just like SARS. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Oct;44(10):1048-9. PubMed PMID: 19774678.

  11. Hon KL, Leung TF, Cheung KL, Nip SY, Ng J, Fok TF, Ng PC. Severe childhood injuries and poisoning in a densely populated city: where do they occur and what type? J Crit Care. 2010 Mar;25(1):175.e7-12. Epub 2009 Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 19682841.

  12. Hon KL, So KW, Wong W, Cheung KL. Spot diagnosis: An ominous rash in a newborn. Ital J Pediatr. 2009 Apr 30;35(1):10. PubMed PMID: 19490602; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2698843.

  13. Hon KL, Lee KW, Cheung KL, Ng PC. Big snake, small snake: which wound is worse when bitten? Acta Paediatr. 2009 Aug;98(8):1363-5. Epub 2009 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 19397540.

  14. Hon KL, Leung TF, Hung CW, Cheung KL, Leung AK. Ingestion--associated adverse events necessitating pediatric ICU admissions. Indian J Pediatr. 2009 Mar;76(3):283-6. Epub 2009 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 19347668.

  15. Hon KL, Ho JK, Hung EC, Cheung KL, Ng PC. Poisoning necessitating pediatric ICU admissions: size of pupils does matter. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Aug;100(8):952-6. PubMed PMID: 18717147.

  16. Hon KL, Leung TF, Chan SY, Cheung KL, Ng PC. Indoor versus outdoor childhood submersion injury in a densely populated city. Acta Paediatr. 2008 Sep;97(9):1261-4. Epub 2008 May 20. PubMed PMID: 18498426.

  17. Hon KL, Leung E, Tang J, Chow CM, Leung TF, Cheung KL, Ng PC. Premorbid factors and outcome associated with respiratory virus infections in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008 Mar;43(3):275-80. Erratum in: Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008 Apr;43(4):418-9. Hung, Erica [corrected to Leung, Erica]. PubMed PMID: 18219695.

  18. Hon KL, Leung E, Burd DA, Leung AK. Necrotizing fasciitis and gangrene associated with topical herbs in an infant. Adv Ther. 2007 Jul-Aug;24(4):921-5. Erratum in: Adv Ther. 2007 Sep-Oct;24(5):1172. Hon, Kam-Iun Ellis [corrected to Hon, Kam-Lun Ellis]. PubMed PMID: 17901041.

  19. Hon KL, Yeung WL, Ho CH, Leung WK, Li AM, Chu WC, Chan YL. Neurologic and radiologic manifestations of three girls surviving acute carbon monoxide poisoning. J Child Neurol. 2006 Sep;21(9):737-41. PubMed PMID: 16970876.

  20. Hon KL, Olsen H, Totapally B, Leung TF. Air versus ground transportation of artificially ventilated neonates: comparative differences in selected cardiopulmonary parameters. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Feb;22(2):107-12. PubMed PMID: 16481927

  21. Hon KL, Olsen H, Totapally B, Leung TF. Hyperventilation at referring hospitals is common before transport in intubated children with neurological diseases.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2005 Oct;21(10):662-6.


Educational activities

Organises regular critical care training courses for nursing staff


Faculty of Medicine

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

6/F Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building

Prince of Wales Hospital



Office Hours:

08:45 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:30 (Mon - Thur)

08:45 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:45 (Fri)


Tel:       (852) 3505-2851

Fax:      (852) 2636-0020

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