In 1989, the mother of a child with cancer, together with a group of dedicated doctors, nurse, parents and concerned individuals, sowed the seeds of the Children's Cancer Foundation.
They did so because they recognized that the children of Hong Kong were in desperate need of specialized care.
Since that time, the Foundation has focused all of its resources on the promise of enhancing the quality of life for young children and their families, helping doctors improve survival rates and upgrading equipment and services in public hospitals.
Seventeen years later, our health care system has evolved, and together with our friends in the medical community and other charities that care for seriously ill children, we are embarking on the journey to build a Children's Hospital for Hong Kong, and our vision remains the same.
The proposed new facility comprises elements that will support our greater purpose - to provide all children in our community with access to the most advanced cures, treatments and technologies performed by the best minds in paediatric medicine and research in a child and family-centred environment.
Kids cannot vote. Kids cannot call politicians or meet with government officials on issues affecting their health and well-being. They need to partner with strong organisations, institutions and people to do this for them.
That is why, around the world, children's hospitals are significant partners with governments, medical schools and teaching hospitals in providing complex care exclusively for children. But the most important partners in the care of hospitalised children are family members and health professionals. This proposed state-of-the-art facility will be designed with all these partnerships in mind. It will accommodate the needs of patients and their families and equip patient care teams with the best technology available. The new design will be focused on providing patients and families with more comfortable accommodation and allow more space for advanced diagnostic and treatment equipment at the bedside.
With the building of the hopital, we will witness a convergence of world-class research, clinicians and technology that will change the face of health care for this and future generations. Surely there is no greater dream for our city, for our children, or for our future.
We hope you enjoy reading about our journey in the coming months, and that you will join us along the way.Download further information on The Children's Hospital for Hong Kong »