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In-patient Information

Admission Procedures

Siu Lam Hospital (SLH) is the only hospital under the Hospital Authority providing territory-wide infirmary and rehabilitation services for patients with severe intellectual disability aged 16 or above. Application for the Mental Handicap Infirmary (MHI) Service should be directed to the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. If the patient meets the admission criteria of the service after assessment, his/her name will be put into the Central Waiting List of the service for admission arrangement. The admission is an informal one with no legal formality.

Patient should provide relevant identification documents on admission:

Patient Status Identification Documents
Resident of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Identity Card / Certificate of Exemption
Waiver of medical treatments
  • Certificate of Medical Expenses Exemption
Address proof
  • Receipt of public utility is preferable

Information on Admission

  • Patients should not bring in the following items during hospitalisation:
    • Valuable items: large amount of cash, jewellery etc.
    • Potential dangerous articles: glass, sharp objects, strings, drugs, matches, lighters etc.
  • To protect patient's safety, patients are strongly advised not to leave the ward without notifying nurse or ward staff.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the hospital compound.
  • To avoid causing disturbance to others, no photography is allowed inside the wards.
  • Offering advantage to hospital staff is strictly forbidden.

Visiting Information

Visiting Hours

  • Video recording, audio recording or photography is not allowed inside hospital area;
  • Do not give drugs, cigarettes, lighters, alcohol and dangerous objects to patient;
  • Do not pass any document to patients for signature without doctors' permission;
  • Please contact ward staff to discuss patient's condition or arrange an appointment with the Case Medical Officer;
  • Please inform ward staff for arrangement if visitors bring along with children under the age of 12;
  • Please abide by the instructions of the hospital infection control measures;
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the hospital compound.


Transfer procedures

Hospital Authority provides transfer services through hospital clusters. Patients will be transferred from Siu Lam Hospital to general or convalescent hospitals for continuous treatment in accord with their conditions and needs.

Discharge procedures

Please contact hospital ward staff or nurse for discharge procedures.

Patients with financial difficulties may contact medical social worker through ward nurse for financial assistance.

Suggestion and Opinion

Your valuable suggestion or feedback regarding our hospital services can help us to improve our service quality. Should you have any suggestions or opinions, please contact the Patient Relations Officer at 2456 7007.

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges details

There are no public charges for eligible persons. Please refer to the policy of the Hospital Authority.