The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Monday that Hong Kong's first Chinese Medicine Hospital (CMH) to commence service from the second quarter of 2025 at the earliest.
The HKSAR government held a commissioning launch ceremony for the hospital on Monday. The Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan and the representative of the contractor, the chairman of the Council and the Court of Hong Kong Baptist University Clement Chen officiated at the ceremony.
Chan said that the establishment of the CMH is obviously one of the important milestones in the development of Chinese medicine. The hospital will provide not only quality medical services, but also a collaboration network with universities and the Chinese medicine industry and related parties to press ahead with the development of Chinese Medicine.
The CMH will be situated at Pak Shing Kok in Tseung Kwan O of the New Territories. It will provide inpatient and outpatient services, covering internal medicine, external medicine, gynecology, paediatrics, orthopedics and traumatology, acupuncture and moxibustion as well as special disease services and rehabilitation.
Apart from Chinese medicine services, the CMH will also adopt an integrated Chinese-Western medicine services model through the collaboration of Chines medicine and Western medicine practitioners with the former playing the predominant role while providing diagnosis and treatment on specific diseases.
It is expected that the hospital's outpatient clinics will be able to serve some 310,000 patients annually upon full commission.