Since the beginning of the pandemic, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road (HKAH – SR) has remained committed to providing quality medical services while continuously making necessary adjustments to its services in response to the changing situation. Due to a limited number of negative pressure rooms, our in-patient services mainly cater to non-COVID-19 patients. Our hope is that by offering support to public hospitals (to the extent that our manpower and facilities allow), we are able to contribute to Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic efforts and help alleviate the burden on the public healthcare system.
To support Hospital Authority’s patient referral program, both Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan (HKAH – TW) and HKAH – SR have pledged to provide 100 hospital beds to non-COVID-19 patients referred from public hospitals.
In terms of out-patient services, HKAH – SR will offer healthcare services to all patients in need, regardless of whether or not they have been diagnosed with COVID-19. A special area will be designated for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms and patients with fever or other COVID-19 symptoms to receive out-patient care. Since January 2022, the hospital has provided out-patient services and treatment to over 420 COVID-19 patients.
If conditions allow, patients who test positive after admission will be allowed to remain at the hospital to continue receiving treatment. These patients will only be transferred out of HKAH – SR if their condition requires special care or medication unavailable at the hospital.
In addition, both HKAH – TW and HKAH – SR have received support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation to provide services to patients referred from public hospitals, including Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), cancer surgery, and radiotherapy services. Both hospitals are also committed to the Hospital Authority’s Public-Private Partnership Programme, and in 2022, will participate in programs that provide CT scans, breast cancer surgery, orthopedic surgery, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), urology services, and radiotherapy to patients in need. As of January 2022, the hospital has conducted CT scans for approximately 70 patients referred from public hospitals, in an effort to ease the burden on the public healthcare system.
As a result of the severity of the current pandemic situation, the hospital is also facing manpower shortages. Nevertheless, we will strive to continue our services while maintaining close communication with the Government and Hospital Authority to actively support anti-epidemic efforts.