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Special Features

The mission of AHNH is to provide good quality holistic healthcare with competency, efficiency, compassionate Christian love and community partnership. In accordance with these aims, the Hospital has incorporated new technologies and concepts in hospital services into its physical design and operational systems.

  1. Therapeutic Healthscape
    To provide a safe physical environment, the design and lay-out of the Hospital is patient-focused. Psycho-architecture concepts have been incorporated. The Hospital has made full use of the impact of natural environment, sunlight, inspirational artwork, enlivening colour, on the body sensory perception to facilitate patients' recuperation.

  2. Intelligent Building
    The Hospital is designed as an intelligent building with an efficient communication and information transmission infrastructure with over 1,000 data ports through a fast-Ethernet information superhighway. The frequent and high volume movement of material and personnel within the hospital is efficiently managed by externalising the traffic flow, and by operating a variety of built in transport systems: 17 lifts, 2 dumb-waiters, pneumatic tube system with about 60 stations.

  3. Holistic Approach
    The Hospital adopts the traditional total-person approach in healthcare, treating all patients with compassionate care and love. Clinical pastoral care with psycho-spiritual support is provided by its chaplaincy service to cater for the needs of our Care-Partners such as relatives or carers of the patients. The Hospital has introduced new facilities and services which include Interview Room for Relatives in CCMU; Waiting Room outside Operating Theatre; Quiet(Prayer) Room, Chapel, Requiem (in Mortuary).

  4. Day Care Facility
    The Hospital operates 113 places for patients who require treatment or care on a day basis. As at 31 March 2010, the scope of service covers physical rehabilitation (40 places), surgery and procedure (58 places) and psychiatric rehabilitation (15 places). With its strong rehabilitation component, the Hospital is well geared to serve the aging population with increasing number of chronic and disabling illnesses.

  5. Service Network
    AHNH is an integral part of the New Territories East Cluster (NTEC) of hospitals. The Hospital works closely with Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), North District Hospital (NDH) and the Tai Po Hospital (TPH) in the provision of tertiary, secondary and convalescent services respectively. It also collaborates with Department of Health, United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service (UCNCHS), and the private practitioners in Tai Po as partners in developing community health care services. The Hospital is a prime mover behind the Tai Po Safe & Healthy City Project launched in 2002. Tai Po was then designated as no. 3 in Hong Kong and no. 90 in the world of Safe Communities on 13 October 2005 by World Health Organization Collaboration Centre on Community Safety Promotion.

  6. Nethersole Culture
    "Caring Since 1887", Nethersole has inherited a culture which cares for its patients and staff, and their families. The culture also empowers its staff to work innovatively and effectively in harmonious teams despite resource constraints.

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