HKSH Medical Group, which brings together Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital and HKSH Healthcare and future affiliates under the same umbrella, has been officially launched on September 28.

HKSH Healthcare is the operating entity for community network while future affiliates include the advanced medical centre under construction in A Kung Ngam.

Enhancing Total Patient Experience

The launch was said to follow a successful corporate reorganisation which aims to bring benefits of operation efficiency and convenience for patients.

"The launch facilitates the Group’s development from a single site to a multi-faceted and multi-site integrated healthcare delivery system," said Dr Walton Li, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital. "The new structure will streamline management and work processes of different operating entities. Improved operating efficiency will enhance the Group’s ability to meet challenges in the ever-changing healthcare sector and to develop quality services in new growth areas."

“The reorganisation will bring greater synergy and a unified approach in the patient-facing front between inpatient-based hospital and outpatient-based community network and future affiliates which will in turn benefit patients as a whole. Total Patient Experience will be enhanced through simplified procedures and processes involving patients and doctors,” Li continued.

At present, the 500 plus-bed Hospital is served by Group doctors in collaboration with Honorary Consultants and university professors. They form a strategic partnership with nurses, allied health professionals and supporting staff in service delivery. On top of Happy Valley campus, under HKSH Healthcare and since 2007, specialty services have been provided to a wider community with satellite centres in Central, Taikoo, Island West, Admiralty and North Point.

Li said that the official launch of the Group will provide a new platform in pursuit of clinical excellence. “The Group will give rise to a peer standard for all to look up to and a group identity to associate with, while the management is also committed to further improving the quality and care in our service through training and education,” he noted.

Introducing the first proton therapy into Hong Kong

Under Project 100, nurses and allied health professionals are granted local and overseas training opportunities with donations from Lady Lau Ip Sok Wun Memorial Scholarship and Ma Huateng Education & Training Fund. “These highly-trained nurses and allied health staff will set a new standard of care while working as a trustworthy partner to our world-class doctors,” Li remarked.

The new corporate move is also of paramount importance in funding the Group’s efforts in meeting future medical needs of Hong Kong and staying ahead of competition, said Mr Wyman Li, Manager (Administration) of the Hospital.

(From Left) Dr Walton Li and Mr Wyman Li. Photo credit: HKSH
(From Left) Dr Walton Li and Mr Wyman Li. Photo credit: HKSH

Introducing the first proton therapy into Hong Kong is one of the key projects initiated by HKSH adding to the armamentarium an advanced cancer-fighting technology. The construction of advanced medical centre in A Kung Ngam is now in full steam, following Town Planning Board’s approval in 2015 to build Hong Kong’s first proton therapy. The rezoning into a hospital permits up to 100 inpatient beds.

To properly support proton therapy, the Group is also planning to set up another centre in A Kung Ngam to house some of the most advanced radiotherapy facilities in Hong Kong, including Radixact and possibly MR/Linac.

“Proton therapy has been in the making for 20 years and the first patient intake is expected in 2022, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Hospital. We will then have the most advanced cancer treatment centre in Asia when they are all in place,” Li noted. MIMS

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