Privately Purchased Medical Equipment or Appliances

At present, hospital maintenance fees or out-patient consultation fees in public hospitals/clinics are heavily subsidized by the Government and cover a wide range of medical services, procedures and consultations. However, patients are required to purchase certain medical items which are not covered by the standard medical fees of the HA. These privately purchased medical items include prostheses, items purchased by patients for home use, such as wheelchairs and home use ventilators, as well as costly medical procedures not available in public hospitals, such as gamma knife surgery and harvesting of bone marrow outside of Hong Kong.