Complete guide to Caritas Medical Centre 2023Kowloon

Caritas Medical Centre located at 111 Yung Shue Tau Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, is a general and emergency public hospital established in 1964.
Basic Info
Network Kowloon West
Tel 3408 5678
Address 111 Yung Shue Tau Street, Shum Shui Po Map
Transport Minibusses, buses, and MTR.
Visit Time Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitation arrangements are currently suspended.
Author Bowtie Team
Reviewed by Bowtie 團隊
Date 2023-07-25
Updated on 2023-08-01
Transportation and RoutesGeneral Visiting HoursWaiting Time for New Cases at Caritas Specialist Outpatient Clinic, Kowloon WestMedical Services and ChargesDay Care and Rehabilitation Building - Lui Ming Choi BuildingFrequently Asked Questions before Admission

Transportation and Routes

MTR Lai Chi Kok Station / Cheung Sha Wan Station
Bus2A、2B、2F、6、6C、6D、30X、31B、33A、35A 、36A、36B、37、41、42A、43C、44、45、46、52X、58X、59X、60X、66X、67X、68X、69X、72、86、86A、86C、98C、98S、102、102P、171、171P、171A、214、234X、238X、265B、270B、270D、270E、286C、904、905、N122、N171、N241、E21、E21A、N21、N21A、796C

General Visiting Hours

Accident and Emergency Ward12 noon – 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Unit, and Coronary Care Unit6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Other Emergency Wards5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rehabilitation Ward11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Child Development Rehabilitation Department11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Waiting Time for New Cases at Caritas Specialist Outpatient Clinic, Kowloon West

SpecialtyWaiting Time (Median)
Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Approximately 1 year and 2 months
Ophthalmology (Eye) Approximately 1 year and 9 months
Gynecology Approximately 8 months
Internal Medicine Approximately 1 year and 5 months
Orthopedics Approximately 1 year and 1 month
Pediatrics Approximately 3 months
Psychiatry Approximately 4 months
Surgery Approximately 8 months

As shown in the table above, the waiting times for Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, and Orthopedics at Caritas Specialist Outpatient Clinic, Kowloon West, are all over 1 year. If you want to shorten the waiting time, you may consider getting medical insurance!

  • Note : The above waiting times are based on reference data from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.

Medical Services and Charges

Service Scope
24-hour Emergency Services
Family Medicine Clinic
Specialty Outpatient Clinics
Specialized Services
Specialized ServicesInternal Medicine and Geriatrics (Acute and Rehabilitation), Orthopedics and Traumatology (Acute and Rehabilitation), Coronary Care Unit, Otorhinolaryngology (provided by non-resident doctors), Gynecology, Intensive Care Unit, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Child Development Rehabilitation Department (Pediatrics), Palliative Care, Psychiatry (provided by non-resident doctors), Surgery, Pathology Laboratory, Radiology
Day Care and Outreach ServicesEndoscopy Department, Elderly Community Assessment Team, Community Health Nursing, Day Surgery Center, Day Hospital for the Elderly, Home-based Palliative Care Nursing, Nephrology Department
OthersHealth Resource Center, Pastoral Care Department, Hong Kong Red Cross Hospital School. Nursing School, Volunteer Services, Caritas Jockey Club Lui Ming Choi Intellectual Disability Children School (managed by Caritas Hong Kong)

Hong Kong public hospitals adopt a unified fee schedule. Click here to view detailed charges.

Day Care and Rehabilitation Building - Lui Ming Choi Building

The newly reconstructed Lui Ming Choi Building at Caritas Medical Centre was opened in 2016. It has a total floor area of over 54,000 square meters, which is approximately 20,000 square meters larger than the old building. It provides an additional 20 rehabilitation beds and a total of 100 different specialty consultation rooms and 3 day surgery operating theaters, enhancing the overall service capacity of the hospital.

The patient’s hospital experience is equally important. The new building is equipped with modern physical therapy and occupational therapy facilities such as hydrotherapy rooms, providing patients with excellent rehabilitation care services. The reconstructed Caritas Medical Centre also offers more activity space for patients, including the construction of a rehabilitation garden, which contributes to improved patient well-being and recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions before Admission

What do I need to prepare before admission?

Patients are required to bring their own personal daily necessities such as a cup, toothbrush, towel, tissue paper, wet wipes, soap, slippers, etc. In addition, patients need to bring their Hong Kong identity card or passport and admission papers for registration. For non-adult Hong Kong residents or government-assisted individuals, you can click here for more information.

How long is the waiting time at the Caritas Medical Centre Emergency Department?

After arriving at the Emergency Department, patients will be assessed by experienced and specially trained nurses to make an initial evaluation of their condition. The triage nurse will categorize patients into five categories:

  • Critically ill
  • Critical
  • Urgent
  • Semi-urgent
  • Non-urgent

Patients classified as critically ill will receive immediate medical attention, while non-urgent patients may have to wait for a longer time.

Can I apply for financial assistance if I have financial difficulties at home?

Yes, you can. If you are already receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), you only need to inform the staff during each registration for medical consultation that you are eligible for exemption from medical fees. Provide the necessary identification documents, and upon confirmation by the staff, you will be exempted from public healthcare service charges.

If you are not receiving CSSA, you can still apply for fee reduction in public hospitals and clinics, Samaritan Fund, and Community Care Fund Medical Assistance Programs after meeting specific eligibility criteria and passing the means test.


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