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Guidelines for Hospital Admission through Accident & Emergency Department (AED)

  1. After assessment by AED medical officer, patient would be referred to the specialty on-call medical officer for consultation, if required.
  2. If hospital admission is needed after specialty consultation, patient would be directed to the "Admission Office" for admission procedures.
  3. Patients are required to present the following documents for admission registration:
    1. Valid Hong Kong Identity Cards / other recognized identification documents.
    2. Hong Kong Birth certificate or other valid recognized identification documents for a patient under the age of 11.
    3. Immunization card and mother's valid Hong Kong Identity Card for a baby within 42 days of birth and yet to get the birth certificate.
    4. Proof of address (e.g. electricity bill) issued within the recent 6 months.
    5. Other documents (e.g. Certificate of Comprehensive Social Security assistance).
  4. For emergency admission, if you cannot present valid identification documents, you will be regarded as a non-entitled person and be required to pay a deposit on the admission day and full fees on the discharge day.
  5. Civil servants, retired civil servants and their eligible family members, HA staff, retired HA staff and their eligible family members must declare their eligibility for medical benefits upon registration. Fee paid is not refundable even if one's eligibility is confirmed subsequently.

Private general practitioner can refer patients to AED. Hospital admission would depend on the individual patient's medical condition.