Hongkongers Can Now Access to a Full & Comprehensive Paediatric Care in Hong Kong Children’s Hospital
Hong Kong now has a children’s hospital, and it can provide complete paediatric care for complicated paediatric cases. The need for an exclusive children’s hospital stems from the need to provide for comprehensive and coordinated healthcare for all children in Hong Kong right from birth.
A Quality Government Facility
The Hong Kong Government fully funded the construction of the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital (HKCH). It has been built to be excellent in the environment, has ample space and featuring state-of-the-art medical equipment. HKCH is constructed to allow the development of clinical services, research, teaching and training facilities comparable to international hospitals. Although it may seem like another public hospital with advanced equipment and impersonal elements, HKCH is designed with chiefly children in mind. Its overall designs are based on children’s behaviour when in health or illness. The family-friendly facilities are a massive welcome by parents and guardians when it comes to visiting hospitals.
A Homely Hospital
Whenever a child is told to visit doctors or hospitals, their typical response will be shrieking refuse for younger children or pure dismay for older children as hospitals have been represented as unfriendly to children, even in paediatric care. HKCH is aiming to change that perspective. Most of the hospital’s facility is constructed with ultimate comfort with a homely environment to relieve stress and anxiety for everyone. HKCH places importance in providing support for care, leisure, social and learning needs to both child patient and guardian or family members whenever the circumstances arise.
A Referral Hospital
HKCH will serve as a higher level referral centre where paediatric cases require multidisciplinary attention and management. Such paediatric cases are usually complex, severe and uncommon. For every complicated situation, a thorough diagnosis will be provided, including necessary treatment and rehabilitation services while maintaining a child-friendly approach. The hospital serves children from birth to 18 years of age. With HKCH as a referral hospital, 13 other public hospitals will continue providing secondary, acute, emergency and community paediatric care. This new and coordinated arrangement will give the public a coherent service and enhance the overall service quality. With such a high standard placed on HKCH, the public will also have high expectations; thus, HKCH is motivated to strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of medical and healthcare providers.
More Services to Come
Currently, HKCH offers medical services for oncology, haematology, nephrology, metabolic medicine, intensive care, paediatric surgery, pathology, anaesthesia, radiology, pharmacy and allied health services. Other medical services will commence gradually in the future.