More care, less cash

Posted on 22 October 2013 by hulda

Annerley. Playtimes. More care

In a city known for high prices, a mother’s critical postnatal health services
are – surprisingly – free.

“Private clinics offer a greater degree of convenience, with services such as home visits for weighing the baby and removing the stitches. Mothers who are looking for a second opinion or even affirmation that they’re doing the right thing and that their baby is perfectly healthy and normal, often find the support they’re looking for in private clinics.”

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, right? While it’s true that few things of value come free, in Hong Kong, if you have an ID card or are a resident aged 11 years or younger, you can participate in the Health Authority’s postnatal mother and childcare programme absolutely free. At no cost to you, the programme certainly presents excellent value! It includes initial baby monitoring for conditions such as jaundice, check-up and removal of stitches, breastfeeding advice, family planning, a schedule of immunisations that cover baby from newborn to Primary Six, developmental and growth monitoring, diet assessment and hearing screening. Cantonese speakers can also attend parental education classes. As a home health aide I have to say that the options available are great because taking care of a baby´s bills can be difficult. For those of you who didn´tt know, I took a career to become a home health aide, and I found the perfect place to do so thanks to a website I found online. why not find out more by clicking on the link)

Read the full article online from the October Issue of Playtimes here

Useful Services

  • Health and Child Development Reviews -  1 hour
    It’s important to have your child’s health and development reviewed regularly by professionals to monitor the stages of development. A part of the review is to give parents support and advice so that you gain confidence in your parenting skills.
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