Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital Stages Grand Opening Ceremony
Operating in full swing to deliver innovative, transparent and high-quality healthcare services to Hong Kong people
The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, unveils a plaque at Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
(21 March 2018 – Hong Kong) Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK), a joint venture between Parkway Pantai and NWS Holdings Limited, with The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) as its exclusive clinical partner, staged a grand opening ceremony today. Guest of Honour The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, officiated at the ceremony.
GHK entered service a year ago and is now in full operation to provide innovative, transparent and high-quality healthcare services to the Hong Kong people. It has been receiving positive reviews from both patients and doctors, registering steady month-on-month growth in service demands.
During the year, GHK has rolled out a number of new services, including 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency services which provide round-the-clock emergency medical services with a team of Emergency Medicine specialists and General Practitioners. Added to the suite of services were the Radiotherapy and Oncology Centre, Dialysis Centre and more specialist outpatient clinics. The hospital has commenced its Positron Emission Tomography – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PET-MR) service with the second PET-MR scanner installed in Hong Kong. GHK has also recently launched its Obstetrics and Neonatal services.
GHK is a member of Parkway Pantai, one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare groups, and part of IHH Healthcare Berhad, one of the world’s largest healthcare groups by market capitalisation, which operates 50 hospitals worldwide. GHK leverages the group’s global network and international experience to bring in new technologies and concepts and best practice.
Dato’ Mohammed Azlan bin Hashim, Chairman of IHH Healthcare, said: “Gleneagles Hong Kong is the paradigm of a unique and strategic private-academic partnership between Parkway Pantai, NWS Holdings and The University of Hong Kong, connecting international healthcare expertise and top-notch facility infrastructure with academically-founded clinical governance. With an aspiration to help shape Hong Kong’s private healthcare via innovation, transparency and service, it is our privilege to play a role in the transformation of healthcare in Hong Kong.”
Striving to be a pioneer in providing transparent private healthcare, GHK is the only private hospital in Hong Kong to provide all-inclusive, fixed-price packages and pre-admission fee advisory service to patients. These new concepts offer price certainty and transparency to ensure patients are well informed of and well advised on their bill size before admission. At present, GHK provides over 120 medical packages covering a wide spectrum of procedures. In addition, the hospital has been working closely with insurance companies to manage healthcare costs for patients. Other innovative medical technologies and state-of-the-art equipment GHK has brought to service include the automated medication dispensing system and the 24-hour fully-automated core laboratory track system.
Mr Tsang Yam Pui, Executive Director and CEO of NWS Holdings, said: “We take pride in our tripartite partnership between Parkway Pantai, The University of Hong Kong and NWS Holdings Limited. This unique combination of expertise in hospital management, excellence in clinical service, and construction and facilities management provide a solid foundation for this hospital to deliver quality service to the people of Hong Kong. We reaffirm our undertaking to deliver high-quality healthcare services while contributing to the training and development of healthcare professionals in Hong Kong.”
GHK boasts a sound clinical governance framework through the collaboration with its exclusive clinical partner HKU, which ensures the highest standards of medical practice and continuous improvement in clinical services and patient care. GHK is also committed to contributing to the development and training of healthcare professionals in Hong Kong. Last month, GHK commenced teaching of medical students in collaboration with HKU.
"Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital is HKU's fourth major teaching hospital partner, so we are now able to provide our students with extensive experiences found in both private and public hospital settings," said HKU Acting President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul K H Tam. "Each system will provide different challenges and different learning opportunities. Ultimately, we think this will help make them better, more experienced and more compassionate doctors."
Officiating at the grand opening ceremony today are The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Professor Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health; Dato’ Mohammed Azlan bin Hashim, Chairman of IHH Healthcare Berhad; Dr Tan See Leng, Managing Director and CEO of IHH Healthcare and Group CEO and Managing Director of Parkway Pantai; Mr Tsang Yam Pui, Executive Director and CEO of NWS Holdings Limited; Mr Brian Cheng, Executive Director of NWS Holdings Limited; Professor the Honourable Arthur Li, Chairman of Council of The University of Hong Kong; Professor Paul K H Tam, Acting President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, and Mr Dirk Schraven, Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital.
The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, delivers a speech at the Grand Opening of Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
Dato’ Mohammed Azlan bin Hashim, Chairman, IHH Healthcare Berhad, delivers a welcome address
Mr Tsang Yam Pui, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NWS Holdings Limited, delivers a welcome address
Professor Paul K H Tam, Acting President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong, delivers a welcome address
Guest of Honour and Officiating Guests officiate at the Grand Opening of Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, visits Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital’s 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency, standard ward and Endoscopy Centre
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.
Parkway Pantai is one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare providers operating in Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, Brunei and United Arab Emirates.
For over 40 years, its Mount Elizabeth, Gleneagles, Pantai and Parkway brands have established themselves as the region’s best known brands in private healthcare, synonymous with best-in-class patient experience and outcomes. Leveraging its global track record for medical excellence and managing world-class hospitals, Parkway Pantai is committed to making a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care, steadily expanding its reach in markets where demand for quality care is strong and growing.
Parkway Pantai is a leading healthcare player in its home markets of Singapore, Malaysia and India and key growth markets of China and Hong Kong. It is part of IHH Healthcare, one the world’s largest healthcare groups by market capitalisation. IHH operates more than 10,000 licensed beds across 50 hospitals in 10 countries worldwide, offering the full spectrum of integrated healthcare services from clinics to hospitals to quaternary care and a wide range of ancillary services including medical education.
NWS Holdings Limited
NWS Holdings Limited ("NWS Holdings", Hong Kong stock code: 659) is the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17). It has diverse businesses and investments predominantly in Hong Kong and mainland China, comprising toll roads, environmental management, port and logistics facilities, rail container terminals, commercial aircraft leasing, facilities management, healthcare services, construction and public transport. Please visit www.nws.com.hk for details.
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong
The Medical Faculty of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the longest established institution in higher education of Hong Kong. It was founded as the Hong Kong College of Medicine in 1887 and was renamed the Hong Kong College of Medicine in 1907. The Faculty was deemed as the premier Faculty when the University was established in 1911. From its modest beginning, the Faculty has now become the largest faculty of the University, with over 400 full-time academic and academic-related staff and 800 research and research-related support personnel. The undergraduate student population is about 2,900 and the postgraduate student population is about 1,500. The Faculty is comprised of 14 departments, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health and a number of research centres focusing on various strengths of research.