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.
HospitalAdvisor is a good example of innovation and technology in Hong Kong, It is a collaboration between global entities in academia and civil society, both the Harvard Global Institute in the US and The Zubin Foundation in Hong Kong. Healthtech is a growing trend around the world and I congratulate HospitalAdvisor for giving patients much needed information.
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)?
Our attending senior doctor was thorough in assessing our son, and clear in explaining the situation and care with us. Nurses were under a huge amount of stress but they remained calm and helpful most of the time. The discharge was handled efficiently.