Date
12 December 2017
An artist's impression of Gleneagles Hospital that is under construction in Hong Kong. Photo: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
An artist's impression of Gleneagles Hospital that is under construction in Hong Kong. Photo: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Gleneagles HK hospital to target mass-market; 2017 launch eyed

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHKH), a private institution funded jointly by Singapore’s Parkway Pantai Ltd. and NWS Holdings Ltd., will target the mass-market when it becomes operational in 2017, managing director Tan See Leng said.

The hospital, located in Wong Chuk Hang in Hong Kong’s Aberdeen area, has signed an agreement with the Hong Kong government under which GHKH has promised to offer services at packaged charges for at least 50 percent of its patients in a bid to make the services affordable to most of the city’s residents, Sing Tao Daily quoted Tan as saying.

The executive says Hong Kong residents are seen accounting for 70 percent of the hospital’s overall patients.

To respect patients’ privacy, the hospital will have two beds at most in individual wards, apart from private rooms, he said. They will not be any multi-bed ward.

Room charges are yet to determined but Tan stressed that people who will join the government’s planned voluntary health insurance scheme will be able to afford them.

Construction is proceeding as per expectations, Tan said, adding that 500 sickbeds are expected to put into use after the lunar new year of 2017.

In other comments, he said that GHKH will cooperate with local hospitals to boost medical care services and make joint efforts to develop Hong Kong into a model medical market in North Asia.

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