Public or private? There are both pros and cons to each of these options. Make sure you look at your family’s needs and wants before deciding which option you feel most comfortable with for delivery. It’s a good idea to have a look at the hospital’s facilities before you make your decision. We’ve picked the best Private and Public hospitals for you to choose from in Hong Kong. Each offers something different.
Reminder! For parents looking to go public, approval is based on your catchment area. Click here for a list of public hospitals and catchment areas in Hong Kong.
Key Questions To Ask?
How much does it cost to deliver a baby in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, for normal childbirth in a private hospital in Hong Kong, the cost is approximately HK$100,000 (semi-private room) to HK$250,000 for emergency deliveries (including C-sections). For public hospitals, the cost is significantly less (inpatient fees for a 3 days & 2 nights stay is HK$360 (room fee) + HK$75 (admin fee) and you can use your Octopus card to pay!).
What is the best hospital in Hong Kong if you require an emergency C-Section or have a complicated delivery?
Pros/Cons of Public Hospital Delivery In Hong Kong?
Pros/Cons Of Private Hospital Delivery In Hong Kong?
The "spa" as many call this beautiful hospital famous for its harbour views, food, and overall luxe-like experience. Maternity packages of two-nights up to five-nights stays are available. General practitioners, anaesthetists and obstetricians are on site 24 hours a day to perform on-call duties for emergencies. Pediatricians are available for on-site emergency visits from 6pm to 8am. Midwives are committed to tailoring delivery options to individual needs, and will provide support to women who choose natural birth. Partners are welcome to either the delivery spa or the operating theatre.
Matilda International Hospital, 41 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, +852 2849 0111, www.matilda.org/en/. This maternity hospital is private and located on Hong Kong Island.
A favorite private hospital for many parents! Book a private or semi-private room in advance to make sure you and your family have the privacy you desire. There are several C-section and normal birth packages that you can choose from as well. A state-of-the-art baby security system has been installed in the hospital's nursery to ensure your little one is safe and protected at all times.
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, 2 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, +852 2572 0211, www.hksh.com/en/.
One of the most popular private hospitals in Hong Kong, you'll need to book at least one month in advance if you want to secure yourself a room here. Packages include C-section and regular births, both pre-booked and emergency. Room choices come in standard, semi-private, or deluxe and private singles, so you can choose one that fits your budget and preference.
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, 40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong, +852 3651 8808, www.hkah.org.hk/en/
There are two main packages available here: C-sections and vaginal delivery. Both options include room charges with full board, all routine pre-operation preparations, routine operation room service and nursing care, routine post-natal and operation observation, care and treatment. There are also breastfeeding and infant courses available should you need a little help from the experts!
This hospital provides a comprehensive range of maternity services, including prenatal classes, physical examinations, breastfeeding advice and post-natal care. Their Obstetric Unit has been receiving formal accreditation from the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 2000. An easy to follow 'Obstetric-Package' is provided to all expectant mothers prior to admission.
Besides C-section and vaginal delivery packages, screenings and newborn vaccinations are also available in Union Hospital. Their suites boast five-star facilities, and you can choose from standard, twin or private rooms. The rooms here are tranquil and serene, ensuring a restful stay for you and your newborn.
This snazzy new hospital, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK), is located in Aberdeen and offers a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty private hospital designed to provide Hong Kong people with high-quality and accessible healthcare services including maternity services and birthing needs. The Obstetrics (Pre & Postnatal) ward and nursery are located on 3/F, Tower A. The Antenatal Observation room and Labour & Delivery rooms are located on 2/F, Tower B. They provide it all including postnatal services - click here for all the details and costs.
Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK), Aberdeen, Hong Kong, https://gleneagles.hk/medical-specialties/women-obstetrics-gynaecology
A favorite hospital for public deliveries in Hong Kong. If you have a referral from your GP or OBGYN and are a HKID holder, you may be able to get a private room at Queen Mary Hospital. The hospital has obstetricians, anesthesiologists and neonatologists available around the clock. At the nearby Tsan Yuk Hospital, you can get antenatal and postnatal check-ups, as well as exercise classes to help get you back into pre-pregnancy shape. Be sure to check your catchment area to see if you apply.
This is a true family-friendly hospital where dads are encouraged to stay with their wives during delivery. They have a special Husband Accompanying Labor scheme to support this. One of the most baby-friendly hospitals in Hong Kong, Queen Elizabeth also offers the services of lactation specialists for breastfeeding counselling and classes.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3506-6227, www.ha.org.hk/qeh
If you'd like a private room without the private hospital fee, this might be a good choice. The Prince of Wales Hospital has partnered with Chinese University of Hong Kong to offer screenings and examinations for mothers. This is a very popular public hospitals for maternity care.
Tuen Mun Hospital delivers over 5,000 babies each year, making it one of the busiest childbirth hospitals in Hong Kong. The hospital has a antenatal, postnatal and labor ward, and its outpatient clinic conducts screenings as long as you have a referral letter from your GP or OBGYN. Patients can also get breastfeeding advice, postnatal self-care, and general health tips here.
NEXUS COMPREHENSIVE BY ANNERLEY:
For those giving birth in a public hospital and looking for a bit more private service, Annerley offers packages where they create a checkup plan making sure you will get the best mixture of the public and private systems available in Hong Kong. They will also help you create a birth plan, offer phone consultation during delivery, and labour care. Click here for information.
ONLINE ANTENATAL COURSES BY URBAN HATCH:
Midwife Sofie Jacobs, who founded Urban Hatch, an online destination for midwife-led support, has just launched the brand’s first online antenatal course HATCH, designed to prepare modern couples for labour, birth and arrival of a baby. Comprised of 32 educational videos delivered by Jacobs, the course covers the process of labour, coping strategies, medical interventions, immediate postpartum, the first days with a baby and feeding. Also included are real-life testimonials, videos designed for partners, downloadable cheatsheets and checklists, details of offline-meet-ups as well access to an online community and live Q&A sessions. Click here for information!
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