The Complete 2022 Guide to Ruttonjee Hospital 律敦治醫院

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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 a special visiting arrangement. 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.

Outpatient Services 

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:


ServiceFee / 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 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.


If you wish to learn more about Ruttonjee, visit its website here!


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This article was independently written by Healthy Matters and is not sponsored. It is informative only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be relied upon for specific medical advice.

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