Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital commences 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency service to offer immediate and high-quality care to patients with all medical conditions
(6 December 2017 – Hong Kong) Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK) has commenced its 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency services, being the first and only private hospital on Hong Kong Island providing round-the-clock emergency medical services with a team of Emergency Medicine specialists. Also launched with the new consultation fees is a discounted consultation fee for local and non-local senior patients aged 60 or above.
GHK’s 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency Department is equipped with comprehensive facilities including triage service, a resuscitation room, a negative-pressure isolation room, observation ward, X-ray service and a fever zone. Staffed by both Emergency Medicine specialists and General Practitioners concurrently, patients with common or critical medical conditions will receive immediate and appropriate care by its medical professionals.
Mr Dirk Schraven, Chief Executive Officer of GHK, said: “Extending our Outpatient and Emergency services to 24 hours will help us better serve patients’ needs as they can be sure that immediate and professional medical services are available whenever they need it. We believe that the round-the-clock walk-in service will be particularly helpful and convenient to residents and community on Hong Kong Island South. We are proud that with our team of Emergency Medicine specialists we can provide full services, including critical emergencies” “As our services ramp up to meet patients’ demand, we have been progressively launching new services at competitive rates since we opened in March this year, and we also plan to open Obstetrics services by the end of the year,” Mr Schraven added.
The consultation fees of 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency services are available on the hospital website (https://www.gleneagles.hk).
Over 120 all-inclusive, fixed-price packages covering a spectrum of procedures
Earlier last month, GHK launched over 70 new all-inclusive medical packages, making the total number of packages to over 120. The latest set of packages covers a spectrum of procedures in ENT (eye, nose, throat), general surgery, gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic, urology, endoscopic, respiratory medicine and oral & maxillofacial. Since the launch of all-inclusive packages, GHK has received positive feedback from patients and doctors and will continue to develop more packages to increase their applicability to patients and in the longer run, explore packages that cater to more complex conditions such as heart diseases.
Complementing services with new and advanced medical equipment GHK has recently commenced its PET-MR (Positron Emission Tomography – Magnetic Resonance Imaging) service. The second PET-MR scanner installed in Hong Kong, it detects and diagnoses complex malignancies with high level of accuracy. With the use of the PET-MR, patients’ exposure to radiation is greatly reduced due to the 50% reduction in the use of radiation dose compared to the PET-CT. The opening of the Radiotherapy and Oncology Centre has also brought to service of the state-of-the-art TrueBeam linear accelerator and CT simulator for cancer treatments.
Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
Located at Wong Chuk Hang on Hong Kong Island South, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK) is a multi-specialty private hospital, providing 500 beds, cutting-edge medical technologies and a comprehensive range of clinical services spanning more than 35 specialties and subspecialties. As Hong Kong’s top-notch private teaching hospital, GHK also contributes to the training and development of healthcare professionals and advancement of clinical research.
GHK is a joint venture between Parkway Pantai Limited, one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare groups and the largest operating subsidiary of IHH Healthcare which is the second largest healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation, and NWS Holdings Limited. The University of Hong Kong is GHK’s exclusive clinical partner and is responsible for providing GHK with clinical governance and clinical expertise.