People who are visually impaired have their own unique challenges in hospital. I encourage us all to share our experiences on HospitalAdvisor.
A patient-centred health system aims at providing sufficient information to patients so that the latter could make informed decision on the treatment they are about to receive. A Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) emphasises that every person has basic rights which should be respected and protected. Every person has a right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. These rights are protected by international law. I can agree no more that information on the internet nowadays is an efficient way of assisting patients to make the right decision on medical treatment. I am happy that HospitalAdvisor is willing to meet the challenge and step up to provide a platform for the betterment of patients and their carers. With a population of over 7 million people, Hong Kong is striving to maintaining quality service in the health sector with limited number of healthcare professionals joining the market every year. I trust that HospitalAdvisor will help patients in Hong Kong making good use of information, thus helping the service providers to make good use of their resources.
I/The patient was aware of the hospital and all medical costs of my/the patient's hospital care before I/the patient paid for my hospital medical treatment
My son was misdiagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria and was recommended to transfer to Adventist with surgery, as the doctors said he is likely to die if he is not operated on immediately. I transferred him to Queen Mary at the end and he was then diagnosed with a superficial under-skin infection and was discharged without operation in a few days.