Local Services 

 

Our goal is to achieve sustainability through local services, be it through our hospital visits, health checks, or workshops. As Hong Kong medical students, we aspire to cater to those in need within our proximity, while providing ourselves with experience-based knowledge. 

Current Services
Alzheimer's Service Project

in collaboration with the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Aging

Asylum Seekers & Refugees Service 

in collaboration with Refugee Union

Domestic Helpers Service

in collaboration with TCK Learning Centre

Homeless Service Trips

in collaboration with the Salvation Army

Grantham Hospital Service
Past Services
Rare Disease Project
Rare Disease Project

 

Rare Disease Patients are one of the most neglected demographics in Hong Kong. Not only do they face issues such as incorrect diagnosis by physicians, lack of subsidy for medication and treatment, lack of clear policy by government of HK, their inspiring yet tear-jerking life stories are often obscured from public view. 

Through this Rare Disease Project, we have enabled medical students to interview the life stories of rare disease patients in HK and share these stories to the public. We hope to be able to shine a light on the hidden plights of rare disease patients, and at the same time build up the empathy and communication skills of medical students, enabling them to become better doctors in the future.

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China Coast Community
China Coast Community

Elderly home visits to China Coast Community is also a new operation launched this year. Throughout a month’s time, students will be able to visit the foreign elderly at the center, while engaging in attachments with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and nurses. Through this opportunity, students will be able to grasp a new understanding of chronic illness, how it affects one’s daily life, and the roles of cooperation within a medical team.

Prince of Wales and Princess Margaret Hospital Paediatric Ward Visits

Prince of Wales and Princess Margaret Hospital Paediatric Ward Visits

During workshops at the two hospitals, medical students are able to provide emotional support to the children through interactive activities such as arts and crafts. Not only are students able to practice their communication skills, but also learn to understand their needs and inspiring stories behind their immobility.

Wong Tai Sin Hospital Visits

Wong Tai Sin Hospital Visit

Participants in the Wong Tai Sin Hospital service visit elderly patients who are recovering from various diseases. These participants will attend a series of workshops to learn how to effectively communicate with patients. Before the service, they will also attend an infection control workshop and practice conversing with slightly younger elderly patients. Through this opportunity, students will be able to garner practical experience and refine their communication skills. To ensure continuity, the service framework was set on weekly basis, spanning throughout two summer months.

Teddy Bear Hospital

Teddy Bear Hospital

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Medical Student Society of Australia, the 6th Executive Committee launched the Teddy Bear Hospital program across primary schools in Hong Kong.  Volunteers engaged the children in interactive activities such as listening to increased post-exercise heart rates through stethoscopes, putting skeleton frames back together and performing surgeries on teddy bear models. Through exposing younger children to medical environments and concepts in a positive way, we encouraged them to lead healthier lifestyles, and also relieved them of the anxiety associated with doctor visits.  While this service did not include exciting clinical exposure, the smiles and gratitude from the children and their mothers were equally, if not more valuable. 

Tung Wah Eastern Hospital Visits

Tung Wah Eastern Hospital Visits

In the hospital visits at Tung Wah Eastern Hospital initiated by the 5th Executive Committee, medical students interacted with chronically ill and paediatric patients, and played various games and mental exercises with them. This enabled students to feel the sense of responsibility as a future doctor, and the importance of communication in healthcare. Patients were always happy with our medical students who are there to listen and care for them. Members of Medical Outreachers infused a high degree of flexibility into the project by letting the participants decide their service content.

愛老 "耆" 遇記

愛老 "耆" 遇記

This service was a one-off programme held in 2016, consisting of a series of four services related to geriatric patients, through collaborations with Fung Yiu King Hospital under the Tung Wah Group. These services include bedside visit to geriatric ward, health talk, handicraft class and animal assisted therapy session with our other collaborator, Dr. Dog.