The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen hospital
Haiyuan 1st Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.C.
Xiāng gǎng dà xué shēn zhèn yī yuàn
Guǎng dōng shēn zhèn shì fú tián qū hǎi yuán yī lù (Bái shí lù yǔ qiáo chéng dōng lù jiāo huì)
- English service: 0755-86913366
- International Medical center: 0755-8691 3388
WebEmail Address: email@example.com
Web Address: http://www.hku-szh.org/en/index.html
Wechat ID: hkuszh
Public or Private?
Appointment or Outpatient?
Appointment can be made through phone call or their website https://abs.hku-szh.org/webappt/login.jsp.
Official Hospital Description
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The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen hospital (HKU-SZH) is a major comprehensive public hospital built by the Shenzhen municipal government with introduction of modern management model by the University of Hong Kong. At a total capital cost of about 4 billion Yuan, the hospital has a total floor area of 367,000 square meters situated on 192,000 square meters of land. With 2000 beds currently in operation, the hospital has already commenced its second phase expansion project to increase the total bed complement to 3000 beds in accordance with government planning.
Since its opening on July 1,2012, HKU-SZH has progressively introduced advanced hospital management experience and medical technology of international standards to deliver high quality healthcare services for the public. Taking the opportunity of Shenzhen and Hong Kong collaboration, the hospital has leveraged on the University of Hong Kong’s international renowned clinical specialties to establish centres of excellence in Reproductive Medicine, Oncology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Organ Transplantation and Infectious Diseases. The hospital has also set up an International Medical Center to provide quality advanced medical services of international standards.
HKU-SZH has attained ACHS accreditation in September 2015 and National 3A Hospital Accreditation in November 2017. In June 2018, HKU-SZH was successfully selected as one of the “High Level - Summit Program” hospitals of Guangdong Province. As part of the Summit Program, HKU-SZH will establish four international centers for the Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay area, namely International Medical Centre, Medical Talent Training Centre, Medical Science and Technology Innovation Centre and Hospital Management Innovation Centre, to advance and promote the integration of “medical service, teaching, research and management.”
The future mission of HKU-SZH is not only to be a hospital that is "first class nationally and renowned internationally” but also to become a world-leading teaching hospital and medical faculty serving as a cradle for grooming medical talents for China.
English service available?Yes.
Some doctors can speak English.
Are foreign doctors available?
Does hospital direct-bill insurance companies?
Where do mothers labor, deliver & recover?
Labor and deliver in separate rooms
Are labor, delivery, recovery rooms private?
They have single rooms and suite.
Is NICU available on site?
Are natural birthing alternatives available (water birth, birthing on a yoga ball, etc...)?
Epidural analgesia available.
Does the hospital support VBAC?
It depends on the expectant Mom's condition and doctor's opinion.
Does the hospital offer any fertility treatment options?
Artificial Insemination, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Is a birthing coach, spouse, friend and/or translator allowed in the delivery room during delivery?
Fathers are allowed to accompany their wives into the delivery room for a natural birth (not for a C-section).
I did my prenatal checkups and also delivered in the International Medical Center of this hospital. Prenatal checkups were smooth but they will not reveal baby’s gender even if both parents are foreign passport holders. Dr. Hou speaks okay English but is proactive with a translation app and understands English very well. Beware that they will lecture you incessantly on weight gain… I was recommended to go on a diet during 3rd trimester despite having gained a perfectly healthy amount of weight according to their charts, a total of 22 lbs by the time my baby was born.
My delivery experience was difficult but positive overall. Beware that this hospital prefers its mothers to get epidurals and lay on the hospital bed throughout labor and delivery. I was adamant about a natural birth without epidural, and none of the doctors or nurses seemed to know how to help me, except constantly recommend an epidural. I was told that 9/10 mothers get an epidural at the hospital, and the 1/10 doesn’t because their birth progresses so quickly (usually a second or third child). I was allowed to labor in any position but only because they did not know what to do with me when I repeatedly refused the epidural. I received a large diagonal episiotomy after 2.5 hours of unsuccessful pushing, but was very happy with how quickly and completely it healed. Although we talked about delayed cord clamping, that did not happen according to the birth video. Postpartum care was very good, we were very happy with everything except perhaps the lack of a lactation specialist. Our suite was beautiful, complete with a balcony, separate living room, refrigerator, etc. We had a very comfortable 3-day stay after birth.