The CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC), a non-profit, private teaching hospital, commences its services today to provide the public with quality, reliable and transparent healthcare services. Wholly owned by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), all surpluses from the healthcare services will be ploughed back to the hospital for hospital development and the CUHK Faculty of Medicine for research and teaching.
With a total construction floor area of 100,000 m2, the 14-storey hospital has 516 in-patient beds and 90 day beds, 28 operating rooms and 56 consultation rooms. In its initial phase of operation, CUHKMC will provide out-patient and day services, including general out-patient clinic, specialist out-patient clinic, eye clinic, endoscopy services, physiotherapy services, radiology services and cardiac examination. A total of 20 beds will be opened in this phase, mainly for day patients and endoscopy in-patients.
CUHKMC offers a wide range of specialist out-patient services, covering General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Family Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Urology, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Infectious Diseases, etc. CUHKMC also has 16 special medical centres, to be launched in phases, which will provide one-stop services of consultation, investigation and treatment. In the initial phase, Endoscopy Centre, Imaging and Interventional Radiology Centre, Specialist Outpatient Centre, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre and Wellness Centre will be put into service.
As a smart hospital and in line with its patient-centred concept, CUHKMC not only houses state-of-the-art medical equipment and facilities, but has also introduced numerous innovations in healthcare procedures and hospital operations, e.g. the multi-dose dispensing services for out-patients, where different drugs required per administration time are packed into a ready-to-use pouch, making it convenient for patients to take medications correctly, minimising the risk of missing a dose or using the wrong medication, as well as enhancing overall drug compliance.
To enhance price transparency and enable patients to have a better budget estimation, CUHKMC has developed package prices for various operations and procedures. The package prices cover all costs of the intended operations or procedures, including doctor's fees, room charges, treatment procedures charges and nursing procedure charges, and the costs of related medications and consumables, etc. CUHKMC will offer package prices for several endoscopy services at the initial stage of its operation and will introduce more package prices as the services rolls out.
Dr. Chien Lee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CUHKMC, said, “I am delighted to have witnessed the progression and growth of CUHKMC, from concept development, preparation, construction, completion to opening. The realization of this project can only be made possible due to our colleagues working closely together as a team. Despite having different perspectives and backgrounds, team members of CUHKMC are united with an aim to develop an innovative healthcare model, through a private hospital which will deliver high quality healthcare services at prices which are transparent and affordable. In this way, we are realizing our vision of “Pioneering Solutions in Healthcare”.”
Dr. Fung Hong, Chief Executive Officer of CUHKMC, said, “CUHKMC shoulders a social mission to bridge the gaps between the public and private healthcare in Hong Kong. We are dedicated to offering quality, affordable and transparent healthcare services through the implementation of package prices. Making use of smart technologies, we aim to improve patient experience, enhance the efficiency of hospital operation, and provide quality healthcare services to patients.”
With the opening of the hospital, CUHKMC will progressively roll out more out-patient, in-patient, day and specialist services according to the established plan. For more information on CUHKMC and its services, please visit the hospital website: http://www.cuhkmc.hk.
About CUHK Medical Centre
CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) is a non-profit, private teaching hospital wholly owned by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). With a social mission to bridge the service gaps between private and public healthcare in Hong Kong, CUHKMC is dedicated to offering quality healthcare service at affordable and transparent package prices. In line with the not-for-profit principle, all surpluses from all healthcare services will be ploughed back to the hospital for hospital development and the CUHK Faculty of Medicine for research and teaching.