Introduction

As the exclusive clinical partner of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong (Gleneagles), The University of Hong Kong (HKU) helps build, promote and implement strong clinical governance at Gleneagles. HKU Health System is the executive arm that oversees clinical enterprises of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong as well as the branding focal point of the Faculty’s teaching, research and clinical activities. 

Clinical Governance

Clinical governance framework is a systematic and integrated approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care, with the following three core elements:

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Research

As Hong Kong’s top-notch private teaching hospital, Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong contributes to the advancement of clinical research of the Faculty of Medicine of HKU. Professors or University’s academic staff, driven by the pursuit of discovery and advancement in medicine, have carried out medical research in the Hospital. These researches will be translated into tangible benefits for patients and the community, improving health for all.

Specialty Centre

Joint Replacement Centre

The Joint Replacement Centre, led by a team of HKU professor and specialists, provides comprehensive care to patients with various joint-related problems or arthritic conditions. The team’ rich experience in joint replacement surgery and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, a holistic approach to fast-track rehabilitation, which results in less pain, earlier mobilisation, quicker recovery and overall improvement in the wellbeing of patients.

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Spine Centre

The Spine Centre adopts a professorial-led and team-based model in helping patients with common and complex spine-related problems. The highly-experienced team adopts an effective and comprehensive clinical protocol to ensure accurate assessment and diagnosis and hence the most appropriate treatment. Such standardisation fosters effective tracking of clinical outcomes, as well as consistency of quality. Also, vigorous review and audit of practices ensure high standard of the Centre and continuous improvement of treatment outcomes.

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Teaching & Training

Gleneagles is the first full-scale private teaching hospital in affiliation with the HKU Health System, offering clinical training to medical students of HKU Medical Faculty. All clinical teaching programmes at Gleneagles are designed and run by HKU, and taught by university professors. Apart from classroom lectures, students have training exposures in  various settings including wards, outpatient clinics, A&E department etc.

Gleneagles provides an additional teaching ground for HKU medical students, allowing students to receive training in a private setting so as to allow them to gain the widest spectrum of exposure and experience. This expanded training capacity benefits the long-term development of medical professionals in Hong Kong which will in turn benefit patients.

Clinical training at Gleneagles is being progressively developed for professionals in different specialties and healthcare disciplines.