Family support is of utmost importance to cancer patients, and we understand our patients’ needs. Being the first cancer institute of its kind to integrate highly specialised, personalised and comprehensive cancer diagnosis, treatment and wellness in Hong Kong, our day-care concept allows our patients to spend more time with their families and fight against cancer together.
Private Daytime Oncology Centres are developing at a rapid pace in the United States and other developed countries. Previous studies have even proven that services provided by day-care medical centres are more effective than hospital treatments in improving patient quality of life. As day-care medical centres focus on particular groups of patients in particular and provide more specialised services which permits them higher efficiency at a lower budget.
With rapid development in the pharmaceutical field, certain injections can be administered within a short period of time. The time taken for administering chemotherapy infusions has been significantly shortened from several hours to slightly over an hour, while immunotherapy treatments can be completed in as little as 45 minutes. Some targeted therapies are available in the form of tablets, eliminating the need for patients to be hospitalised when receiving their treatment.
Day-care medical centres provide a more relaxed setting for patients to receive their treatment. Patients receive care from dedicated medical staff who are experienced in the administration of chemotherapy. Together with the shorter treatment times enabled by the new types of chemotherapy, the daily routines of patients may experience only slight disruption, allowing them to enjoy more free time for faster recovery and an easier time dealing with the side-effects of chemotherapy. Furthermore, there are now even more insurance policies that cover outpatient day-care. Not only may patients enjoy the convenience of day-care services, but can also avoid the burden of medical expenses from their being insured.