15 Feb 2022

Joint Replacement Operation Subsidy Scheme

All subsidy spots have been allocated, thank you for your enthusiastic response. Please stay tuned for more community programs coming soon!

 

Plan 1: Total knee replacement operation (single knee) HK$116,000 after deduction of subsidy (Original Price: HK$150,000)

Plan 2: Total Hip Replacement Surgery (unilateral) HK$119,000 after deduction of subsidy (Original Price: HK$150,000)

 

Objective

The Joint Replacement Operation Subsidy Scheme launched by Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road (HKAH – SR) aims to provide financial support for patients in need either operation, so that they may receive treatment and regain their health and mobility as soon as possible.

 

Program Details

Subsidies offered by HKAH – SR as part of the Joint Replacement Operation Subsidy Scheme cover fees associated with single total knee or unilateral total hip replacement surgeries and hospital accommodation. Participating doctors also reduce their charges for patients under this scheme, while patients themselves are responsible for a portion of the fees as well. Fees associated with single total knee/unilateral total hip replacement operations include:

  • Designated orthopedic surgeon’s surgery fee, ward round fees, and first post-discharge consultation fee
  • Designated anesthesiologist’s fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Operating room equipment fee
  • Fees for operating room consumables/materials
  • Cost of artificial joint
  • Accommodation charge for standard room (5 days, 4 nights)
  • Fees for 4 physiotherapy sessions during hospital stay
  • Basic care and medication fees
  • Diagnostic fees for required and related laboratory tests and imaging

 

Applicant Eligibility

  • Hong Kong resident aged 60 or above
  • Participant of the Hong Kong Government’s eHealth platform (required)
  • In stable health condition (patients taking long-term medication must submit their medical records)
  • Medically diagnosed with severe knee/hip degeneration that is affecting your daily living

 

How to Apply

  • Download the Program Details and Application Form (Please click "Download PDF" to download the application form and FAQ)
  • Prepare all the required documents
  •  HKID copy of patient and guardian (if applicable)
    • Medical reports (e.g., for long-term conditions such as
      hypertension or diabetes)
    • Copy of appointment slip (for next follow-up consultation)
  • Submit the completed application form along with the required documents to HKAH – SR by:

 

Enquiries: (852) 3651 8873

 

Important Notes

  • Subsidies under this scheme may not be used in conjunction with direct billing and patient reimbursement.
  • Patients must be assessed by a designated orthopedic surgeon at HKAH – SR (HKAH – SR) to determine their suitability for total knee/hip replacement surgery.
  • Opeerations are conducted by a hospital-designated orthopedic surgeon at HKAH – SR.
  • Please ensure that the application form is completed in its entirety, duly signed, and that the information supplied is true, complete, and accurate.
  • Please ensure that all filled-in information and attached documents are clear and legible. If information is blurry or illegible, HKAH – SR reserves the right to reject the application.
  • The assessment process will begin only after the Hospital receives all required information and documents.
  • In some cases, applicants may be asked to supply additional information or forms of identification, or meet with a hospital representative in person. HKAH – SR may also contact the applicant’s attending physician to obtain further information.
  • Due to limited number of subsidy recipient spots, HKAH – SR reserves the right of final decision. Applicants shall not raise any objections.
  • HKAH – SR reserves the right to amend, suspend, revoke, or discontinue the scheme or any individual application at its discretion. 
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