Last updated on May 5, 2021.
Looking to visit a public hospital in Hong Kong? Here is your comprehensive, independent guide to Ruttonjee Hospital 律敦治醫院 in Hong Kong.
Special COVID-19 Measures
Due to the activation of the Emergency Response Level, the Hospital Authority has announced the suspension of visiting arrangements, unless on compassionate grounds. Please note that some new measures have been taken for special outpatient clinic appointments in light of the pandemic. Important notes for visitors going to General outpatient clinics can be found here, as for specialist outpatient clinics, information can be found here.
As the situation in Hong Kong continues to evolve, it is always best to call ahead of time if you have any questions or concerns.
Overview of Ruttonjee Hospital
Ruttonjee is a public hospital located in Wan Chai. It is under the Hospital Authority’s Management, and is a major acute general hospital providing accident and emergency (A&E) and specialist services.
It was opened in 1843 and underwent a series of upgrades until the end of 1993. Ruttonjee was then integrated with Tang Shiu Kin Hospital. It has 600 beds and is also one of the teaching hospitals of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.
Ruttonjee Hospital has a Specialist Outpatient Clinic, with the following services:
- E.N.T. 耳鼻喉
- Medicine 內科
- Orthopaedics & Traumatology General 普通骨科
- Palliative Care 紓緩治療科
- Surgery 外科
- Allied Health Clinic 專職醫療診所
- Nurse Clinic / Nurse Specialist 專科護士診所
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A&E services and Costs
Ruttonjee Hospital has a 24-hour accident and emergency service with a full range of acute specialist and ambulatory services.
Costs at Ruttonjee Hospital are determined by the Hospital Authority. Costs are categorized into 3 groups: eligible persons, non-eligible persons, and private charges.
Eligible persons are defined as:
- Holders of Hong Kong Identity Card
- Children who are Hong Kong residents and under 11 years of age
- Approved by the Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority
As a reference, here are the costs for eligible persons:
|Service||Fee / HK Dollar|
|Accident & Emergency||$180 per attendance|
|Inpatient (acute general beds)||$75 admission fee, $120 per day|
|Inpatient (convalescent / rehabilitation, infirmary & psychiatric beds)||$100 per day|
|Specialist outpatient (including allied health clinic)||$135 for the 1st attendance, $80 per subsequent attendance, $15 per drug item|
|General outpatient||$50 per attendance|
|Dressing or injection||$19 per attendance|
|Psychiatric day hospital||$60 per attendance|
|Geriatric day hospital||$60 per attendance|
|Rehabilitation day hospital||$55 per attendance|
|Day procedure and treatment at Clinical Oncology Clinic or Renal Clinic||$96 per attendance|
|Day procedure and treatment in ambulatory facility||$195 per attendance|
|Community nursing service (general)||$80 per visit|
|Community nursing service (psychiatric)||Free|
|Community allied health service||$80 per visit|
Medical insurance coverage at Ruttonjee hospital
If you are an eligible person (i.e. holder of a HKID) and have medical insurance, public hospital costs can be reimbursed. Considering how low public fees are, most patients pay out-of-pocket.
If you are not an eligible person (visiting / tourist), public hospital costs will be much higher and it is important to ensure you are well covered.
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How to get there?
Address: 266 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, HK
Phone: 2291 2000
How to get there: Public shuttle bus or green minibus, hospital shuttle bus, car or taxi. For more information, click here.
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