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Should You Deliver In A Private Or Public Hospital In Hong Kong?

Hospitals For Giving Birth In Hong Kong

Best private and public hospitals in Hong Kong

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.


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  • KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF FOR DELIVERING IN PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN HONG KONG?

    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?

    • Public hospitals!

    Pros/Cons of Public Hospital Delivery In Hong Kong?

    • PRO: Affordable + available (they can not turn your down)
    • PRO: The C-section rate is lower in public hospitals versus private hospitals
    • PRO: Fantastic for emergency situations
    • CON: Language can be an issue, food is limited in terms of variety, and birth plans are not always honored
    • CON: Your OBGYN will not be allowed
    • CON: Less privacy compared to private hospital options.

    Pros/Cons Of Private Hospital Delivery In Hong Kong?

    • PRO: Lots of support on hand from delivery to post-delivery resources!
    • PRO:  You have more access to English language staff and the food is more varied.
    • PRO: Your OBGYN is your delivery doctor in most cases.
    • CON: The cost!
    • CON: Delivery dates fill up - book early!  Your booking is not confirmed until you head into delivery
    • CON:  If an emergency occurs, it can be very costly and many are moved to a public more-equipped hospital.
  • CUHK MEDICAL CENTRE (CUHKMC): Private Hospital In Shatin, Hong Kong

    Newest Private Hospital that Advocates Natural Birth and Breastfeeding

    The Obstetrics Unit at CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) is home to a dedicated obstetric team consisting of, obstetricians, professors, skilled midwives/nurses, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants, and allied health professionals. Together they work closely to offer comprehensive support and care throughout the journey to motherhood.

    The healthcare and maternity needs of expectant mothers and their families are met with clinical excellence and individualized attention at the Unit, right from the prenatal phase, through labor, and following the time as the new mums ease into their postpartum period.

    The Unit is also known for offering childbirth experience in a comfortable, intimate setting, together with their commitment and advocacy of natural childbirth and breastfeeding.

    For vaginal deliveries, one-to-one midwifery service and private delivery rooms are available, and the partner’s company during labor is encouraged by the Unit. A diverse range of pain management options tailored to the mother’s preference is also at the unit’s disposal, ranging from hydrotherapy, birth balls, music, massage, and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), to various pharmacological reliefs such as Entonox (laughing gas) and epidural analgesia.

    The Unit also fosters a supportive environment where coaching for labor and birth positions is provided. On the other hand, Caesarean sections are available for mothers who prefer planned delivery, during which time the partner can be present at the operating theater to undertake the much meaningful task - cutting the umbilical cord of the newly born.

    Early skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in are initiated to establish breastfeeding and early bonding between the mother/father and the newborn(s). International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants also stand ready to provide expert bedside 24-hour guidance and support to mothers who aspire to nourish their newborn(s) with the optimal nutrients and nurture them with enhanced love through breastfeeding.

    For inquiries and appointments, feel free to contact them at +852 3946 6820 or [email protected]. Additionally, you can find detailed pricing information in the Maternity Price List. To gain further insight into their Labour and Delivery Centre, explore their Labour and Delivery Centre Introductory Video on YouTube.

    Labour and Delivery Centre, 5/F, CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC), 9 Chak Cheung Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 3946 6820, www.cuhkmc.hk/medical-centres-allied-health/labour-and-delivery-centreFacebookInstagramYouTube

  • QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL: Public Hospital On Hong Kong Island

    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.

     

    Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong, +852 2255 3111, +852 2255 3838 (Tsan Yuk Hospital) or +852 2255 5688 (private clinic), [email protected], www.ha.org.hk/qmh

  • HONG KONG SANATORIUM & HOSPITAL: Private Hospital 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/.

  • PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL: Public Hospital In New Territories

    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.

     

    Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2632 2470, [email protected]www.ha.org.hk/pwh

  • HONG KONG ADVENTIST HOSPITAL: Private Hospital On Hong Kong Island

    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/

  • CANOSSA HOSPITAL (CARITAS): Private Hospital On Hong Kong Island

    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!

     

    Canossa Hospital (Caritas), 1 Old Peak Road, Hong Kong, +852 2825 2117, [email protected], www.canossahospital.org.hk.

  • TSUEN WAN ADVENTIST HOSPITAL: Private Hospital In New Territories

    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.

     

    Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital, 199 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2276 7257, [email protected], www.twah.org.hk

  • UNION HOSPITAL: Private Hospital In New Territories

    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.

     

    Union Hospital, 18 Fu Kin Street, Tai Wai, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2608 3222, [email protected], www.union.org

  • Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong

    GLENEAGLES HOSPITAL: Public Hospital In Aberdeen

    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

  • QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL: Public Hospital In Kowloon

    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

  • PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL: Public Hospital In West Kowloon

    If you’re an international visitor looking for a maternity hospital, then you should consider Princess Margaret Hospital. Its close proximity to the airport means it’s easy to access in case you happen to be in labour while in transit! The hospital mainly caters to people living on the west side of Kowloon, which includes areas such as Kwai Chung, Lai Chi Kok, Tung Chung, Tsuen Wan and Tsing Yi Districts. If you live in the West of Kowloon, and don’t want the hassle of heading downtown for your childbirthing medical needs, this is certainly a convenient option.

     

    Princess Margaret Hospital, 2-10 Princess Margaret Hospital Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2990 3892, [email protected], www.ha.org.hk

  • TUEN MUN HOSPITAL: Public Hospital In New Territories

    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.

     

    Tuen Mun Hospital, 23 Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2468 5111 or +852 2404 3720 (Yan Oi Clinic), [email protected], www.ha.org.hk/tmh

  • MATILDA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL: Private Hospital On Hong Kong Island

    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.  

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