Lack of transparency is a particular problem for the international community in Hong Kong. If a patient does not speak Cantonese and has no network of family or friends in Hong Kong credentialing of medical services is almost impossible. I think HospitalAdvisor should be supported by all those who aspire to excellence in the provision of medical services in Hong Kong.
The right to health and access to quality healthcare is a fundamental human right. For this reason, the quality of information relayed to patients to ensure informed decision making and the transparency of hospital outcomes is critically important. It is high time that doctors and hospitals as institutions recognise this. Patients put immense trust in the hospital they choose and hospitals should value this trust. It is difficult for patients to choose a hospital without having comparable data across hospitals. This platform is a first step towards greater transparency and acknowledgment of the patient’s right to full access to information which may impact their decision-making in relation to their body and ultimately, matters which concern their life.
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.