2021 Essential Guide to Kwong Wah Hospital 廣華醫院 in Hong Kong

最後更新日期 七月 8, 2021.

What to know about Kwong Wah Hospital (KWH) 廣華醫院 in Hong Kong?  Here is your most up-to-date comprehensive guide with all the essential information. 

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.

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Overview of Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei

Kwong Wah Hospital started in 1911 and has a long history of providing a comprehensive range of services to the community in West Kowloon and Wong Tai Sin, under the mission of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) “to heal the sick and relieve the distressed”. It has now evolved into a major acute hospital in the Kowloon Central Cluster with more than 1,000 beds.  

Conveniently located in Yau Ma Tei, the hospital is famously known for its accessibility as a Neurosurgical and Antenatal Diagnosis referral centre.

Specialties:

  • Accident and Emergency
  • Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Pathology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Liaison Psychiatry
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Ophthalmology (inpatient)
  • Dental service (inpatient)

In addition to the above expertise, the hospital has also established various clinical centers in recent years, such as minimally invasive Surgery Training Centre, Integrated Breast Centre, Nuclear Medicine site using the most advanced technology. 

For the hospital’s full scope of services, please view here

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What to expect: Kwong Wah Hospital Redevelopment Project

The hospital has been undergoing reconstruction since 2019 to modernize the weathering, outdated facilities and accommodate more services in meeting the increasing needs of the modern society. 

Apart from demolition of almost all the existing buildings, the reconstruction comprises construction of a new complex, alteration to TWGHs Tsui Tsin Tong Out-patient Buildings, as well as landscaping.

Its reconstruction is anticipated to be completed in 2026, with provision of new services, namely emergency medicine ward and medical oncology.  Meanwhile, existing services including inpatient, accident and emergency, ambulatory, outpatient, operating theatres, intensive care, labour and delivery, diagnostic and interventional radiology, pathology, allied health services — will be expanded by then. 

You can monitor the reconstruction live webcast here.

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Maternity Services

From mother-friendly childbirth practice and all-round child development, to relevant investigations, assessment, operations and treatment for detecting and treating any abnormalities at an early stage, a dedicated team of obstetricians, midwives, paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and social workers supports mothers of different needs throughout the whole birth-giving process. 

To offer specialized self and infant care, the integrated Breast Centre and Dr. Stephen Chow Chun-kay Assisted Reproduction Centre have been established. View here for more details on gynaecology & obstetrics facilities or services available.

Maternity Clinic*Tel (Enquiries): 2242 6624 / 3517 2060.

Location: Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinic, 4/F, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tsui Tsin Tong Outpatient Building, Kwong Wah Hospital

* The Maternity Clinic of the KWH provides services to residents of the following districts: Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Prince Edward, Tai Kok Tsui, Shek Kip Mei, Sham Shui Po, Cheung Sha Wan, Yau Yat Tsuen, So Uk Estate, Lai Chi Kok, Mei Foo, Lok Fu, Wan Tau Hom, Wong Tai Sin, Tsz Wan Shan, San Po Kong, Diamond Hill, Choi Wan, Choi Hung, Ngau Chi Wan.

 

Integrated Western & Chinese Medicine

Kwong Wah Hospital is a pioneer in integrating Chinese and Western medicine to treat inpatients, targeting:

  • Oncology patients requiring pre- or post-surgery Chinese medicine treatment,
  • Patients with gynaecological tumours requiring palliative care
  • Patients with diabetes, related complications or diabetic feet
  • Women with menstrual disorder or pelvic inflammation, etc.
  • Patients with recurrent miscarriages, pregnancy nausea or requiring post-natal care
  • Patients with paediatric cerebral palsy in need of acupuncture.

While joint consultation is available during hospitalization, prescription of Chinese medicine or acupuncture treatment will complement Western specialist services to improve patients’ long-term conditions. 

Please note that all appointments must be booked in advance, and that there will be Chinese medicine service charge in addition to the inpatient Western medicine service fee. As announced in 2011, the respective cost for acupuncture services and Chinese medicine specialist services (covering consultation and medical supplies) is HK$240, while extra doses of Chinese medicine prescription and decoction cost HK$45 at minimum. 

TWGHs Wilson T.S. Wang Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Treatment CentreTel: 3517 7622

Address: 6/F, North Wing, Kwong Wah Hospital, 25 Waterloo Road, Kowloon

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Outpatient services

The General Outpatient Clinic is located on 1/F, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tsui Tsin Tong Outpatient Building, Kwong Wah Hospital.

The Specialist Outpatient Clinic is located on 2/F and 3/F, Tsui Tsin Tong Outpatient Building. It provides specialist medical services for patients referred by Hospital Authority General Outpatient Clinics or clinics in the private sectors, as follows: 

  • Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), 
  • Medicine and geriatrics, 
  • Neurosurgery, 
  • Orthopaedics and traumatology, 
  • Paediatrics and surgery

Costs at Kwong Wah Hospital

In general, costs at Kwong Wah Hospital conform to the Hospital Authority’s standards and are categorized into 3 groups: eligible persons, non-eligible persons and private charges.

As a reference, below 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

* Eligible Persons refer to holders of Hong Kong identity cards, or Hong Kong residents under the age of 11, or those approved by Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority. As for non-eligible persons, private charges and full information, they can be assessed in our full cost guide here.

* All amounts are in HKD and were last updated in July 2021. No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. It is always best to call ahead to make sure the information is still up-to-date. 

Medical insurance coverage at Kwong Wah 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 to Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei?

Address: 25 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong

How to get there: MTR, bus, minibus, Lantau Island or airport bus, car and taxi. Get more information here.

If you want to learn more about Kwong Wah Hospital, visit its website here!

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