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.
Women in Hong Kong are mostly in charge of the health of their family - both their ageing parents and young children. This website is an important resource for women who have to navigate the hospital care of their family members. I hope that more carers will come forward to share their experience of hospitals in Hong Kong so we can all learn from and support each other
On average, how much time did the medical staff (doctors, nurses and others) spend with you/the patient each day (in a 24 hour period)?