The Top 5 Hospitals in Hong Kong
Hong Kong enjoys a robust healthcare industry, with 38 public hospitals and 11 private hospitals delivering a high standard of health care facilities to its seven million residents. With just over five hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants (the UK and U.S.A. provide around three beds per 1,000 inhabitants) you can be assured that, while busy, Hong Kong’s hospitals are doing a great job of meeting the needs of the area’s residents. The choices may be confusing, however, and highly dependent on your individual requirements, but if you’re considering specialized medical treatment, or perhaps looking to give birth in Hong Kong, we detail five of the best hospitals in the region to help you make that choice:
Queen Mary (public hospital) Pok Fu Lam
Based in Pok Fu Lam, the region’s flagship public teaching hospital is equipped with some 1,400 beds and state-of-the-art facilities, including an A&E with triage department. Performing something in the region of 7,500 major operations a year, Queen Mary is also the go to hospital of choice for many expat women opting to give birth in a public hospital. Facilities may be more functional and bedside manner of staff less cosseting than private counterparts, but the levels of expertise and facilities, particularly in case of emergency, are second to none. And all for a budget-friendly price point.
Queen Elizabeth (public hospital) Kowloon Central
Hong Kong’s largest acute general hospital has been treating patients since the 1960s and has over 1,800 beds and around 5,000 full time staff. There are 16 medical specialties – many of which are tertiary referral centers for patients with chest and heart, nervous system and urogynaecological diseases. It is also a major cancer treatment center, handling around a third of Hong Kong’s cancer cases. There are three specialist clinics and five general outpatient clinics. The highly efficient A&E with dedicated triage attends over 200,000 cases each year.
Hong Kong Sanitorium (private hospital) Happy Valley
Occupying the same Happy Valley location since 1922, the HKSH is another highly acclaimed private hospital with an award winning full service offering which includes 24 hours outpatient care, maternity wing, pediatric department and a pioneering eye surgery facility that successfully performed the region’s first artificial cornea transplant. The Oncology Center is recognized as one of Hong Kong’s best and covers a wide range of specialties.
The Matilda (private hospital) Hong Kong Island
In continuous operation since 1907, ‘Hotel Matilda’ has attained near legendary status among expats and Hong Kong natives seeking medical help or giving birth in its top-notch maternity wing. Situated high up in the clouds of Victoria Peak, a somewhat rarefied yet homey atmosphere prevails, ensuring patients feel relaxed and able to recuperate away from the throngs below. They also offer state-of-the-art operating theatres, intensive and special care baby units, and a number of other services such as health screenings and pediatric care. A shuttle bus operates from the Central Ferry Pier.
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (private hospital) Hong Kong Island
This brand has two hospitals in the region - on Hong Kong Island and Tsuen Wan - and offers a holistic, Christian-based approach to health and wellness alongside first class medical facilities; including a highly regarded maternity wing. The hospital has gained an excellent reputation for its dedicated oncology center which houses one of the region’s few tomotherapy machines.
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