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.
People who are visually impaired have their own unique challenges in hospital. I encourage us all to share our experiences on HospitalAdvisor.
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.