Charity Medical Services
慈善醫療服務

Supports eligible low-income patients by providing charity medical services and surgeries.
為合資格之低收入病人提供慈善醫療服務及手術。

Beneficiaries Story Sharing
受惠個案分享


Ms. Lee (not her real name) suffers from chronic high blood pressure and diabetes, which requires her to visit the public hospital regularly for checkups. When she began experiencing pain and tightness in her chest, her doctor recommended a CT scan and referred her to the cardiology department to await further follow-up. As she waited to be referred, Ms. Lee continued to experience discomfort and even visited the emergency room to seek medical help. The doctor on duty informed her that the largest blood vessel in her heart was about 90 percent blocked, while two other blood vessels were about 50 percent blocked. Even though her condition was critical, Ms. Lee still found herself waiting to be admitted to the hospital, which caused further stress and worry.

Retired and living alone, Ms. Lee was unable to afford an angioplasty at a private hospital and had no choice but to wait for a slot at the public hospital. As her symptoms grew worse, she became increasingly anxious about not being able to receive the treatment she urgently needed in time. Fortunately, she was ultimately referred to HKAHF, and was able to undergo the procedure at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan. Angioplasties usually last three to four hours, and patients often recover after three to five days. They are generally able to return to their normal lives about one to two weeks after the procedure.

李婆婆(化名)一直有長期高血壓及糖尿病等問題,須定時於公立醫院覆診,由於她持續感到胸悶及胸痛,在醫生建議下接受電腦掃描(CT)檢查並等待轉介至心臟科作進一步跟進。然而等待轉介期間她仍有不適症狀,更因而再次前往公立醫院急症室求診,當時當值醫生指心臟中最大的那條血管已塞了九成多,另外兩條血管亦栓塞一半或以上,病況十分危急,但仍未獲入院安排,令李女士心急如焚。

由於李女士獨居及已退休,其積蓄亦未能讓她可自行負擔於私家醫院進行「通波仔」手術,故只可等待公立醫院之安排,但遲遲未獲佳音,李女士的胸悶胸痛症狀日漸加劇,並擔心因經濟及未及即時治療而錯失醫治良機,最終獲轉介至港安醫院慈善基金,並成功獲資助於香港港安醫院—荃灣進行「通波仔」手術。整個「通波仔」手術進行3至4小時,康復期為3至5天,病人於1至2星期即可回復正常生活。

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