Medical Center Receives More Patients as it Builds its Reputation
The International Medical Center located at the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen hospital is now receiving more patients as the medical center is building up its reputation. Trials operations started last November and were only receiving two to three patients a day and the number has grown to 20 to 25 a day since August. Ten percent of its received patients are expatriates from different parts of the world. The medical center never had a proper marketing system and has mainly attracted patients through word of mouth.
The hospital has an outpatient department, health assessment center and inpatient department that is already fully developed and has a capacity of 238 beds. Medical specialists in the center are led by internationally renowned hematologist Professor Chu together with a team of 40 specialists from Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Mainland. Shenzhen is a very international city that is home to multinational corporations and the center offers an opportunity to give advanced medical services without the need to go to Hong Kong. The medical center also offers personalized bilingual services and every patient is accompanied by a nurse.
The medical center also has contractual arrangements with three international insurance companies and is discussing with two more companies to join. The Hong Kong University Shenzhen Hospital is the first in the Chinese mainland to get accreditation from the Australian Council on its health care standards.
The medical center is planning to be fully open to the public during the first quarter of 2015 as more equipment are being installed and high level professional staff are being recruited.
The center plans on being fully open to the public in the first quarter of next year, when more equipment will be installed and after more high-level professional staff are recruited.