HEALTHCARE | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Gleneagles Hospital to charge extra 20% for common surgical procedures

This is applicable to patients with long-term illnesses.

South China Morning Post reported that the new private Gleneagles Hospital in Wong Chuk Hang will charge patients with long-term illnesses an extra 20 per cent on top of fixed rate packages for 50 common surgical procedures, the operators disclosed on Monday.

"But the 500-bed hospital, which is partnering with infrastructure and services conglomerate NWS Holdings and the University of Hong Kong, said the types of procedure offered at all-inclusive standard rates would be further expanded to 150, despite a government recommendation that private hospitals need offer only at least 24 procedures under a voluntary scheme launched in October to improve fee transparency," it said.

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