The public healthcare system has a reputation for being highly in demand and as a result, healthcare professionals are often under strain. According to government figures, there were 1.6 million patient discharge in public hospitals compared to 370,000 in private hospitals in 2014. With only roughly 4,000 private hospital beds available in Hong Kong, there is a severe shortage of private healthcare available to the community.
The CUHK Medical Centre (“the CUHKMC”), a non-profit private teaching hospital solely owned by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”), has commenced services in early 2021. Recognizing the value of this new hospital and the implications it would bring about in the healthcare sector, the Foundation has supported the Medical Centre to achieve its mission of establishing a new model of sustainable medical and health services in Hong Kong.
The CUHKMC provides more than 500 beds in phases with a full range of inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory diagnostic and treatment services, as well as age friendly facilities. It also pioneers in a unique management and operating model to attract and retain healthcare professionals, serving as a key base for clinical research, healthcare education and training, facilitating the translational application of research and clinical service innovations.
While on the client facing front, CUHKMC bridges the service gap between private and public sectors by introducing the extensive use of packaged pricing, offering affordable and transparent services for the local community.
With the goal of diversifying healthcare provision in Hong Kong, the D. H. Chen Foundation looks forward to seeing the impact and inspirations this new medical facility will have on the medical ecosystem, this generating enduring positive change in societal wellbeing. More details about the CUHKMC, please visit their official website.