About us

The Patient Care Foundation (PCF) was created in 2014, formed by a group of doctors who were passionate about improving healthcare in Hong Kong.  They saw our society as a place of contrasts when it came to medical care; and wondered how some specialties were amongst the most advanced in the world, whereas others seemed… Read more »

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    Rhesus Negative Blood

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    Lack of rhesus negative blood increases the risk to everyone particularly women and children. In emergency rooms delay in giving red cells is one of the commonest causes of preventable mortality. In catastrophic hemorrhage it is not uncommon for blood to be needed before a patient’s blood group is known. In these circumstances the safest blood to… Read more »

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    Mental Health Care

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    Mental health is a concern for all of us because it affects all of us. In Hong Kong, thousands of individuals and families experience mental health problems. While common conditions like anxiety and depression are estimated to impact more than 10% of the population, most will remain undiagnosed and untreated resulting in enormous health, social and economic consequences…. Read more »

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    Medical Care for Refugees

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    Central Health has always had a pro-bono system, initially established to help its own patients who fell on hard times. Nine years ago, after becoming involved in a particularly tragic and difficult case, Dr. Sarah Borwein and Central Health family doctors started to provide pro-bono medical care to Hong Kong’s refugees and asylum-seekers. Refugees arrive in Hong Kong,… Read more »

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    Charter for Children in Hospital

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    Hong Kong became a signatory to UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of the child in 1994. In 1998 the Hong Kong Committee for the Rights of the child developed a Charter for children in hospitals as follows: Children shall be admitted to hospital only if the care they require cannot be provided equally well at home or… Read more »