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S.K. Yee Medical Foundation

S.K. Yee Medical Foundation

(只有英文版)S.K. Yee Medical Foundation is a charitable trust which was established by the late General S.K. Yee in November 1983. The Trustees who oversee the Foundation ensure the effective implementation of the Objects of the Foundation. The current Trustees were appointed by an Order of the Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick Chan on 16 April 1996.

Methodist Study Trust

Yang Memorial Methodist Social Services

funding support on learning for visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical disability, visceral disability students

Support Fund for HIV/AIDS Patients and their Families

Council for the AIDS Trust Fund

1. temporary maintenance to meet basic needs at the rate of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme despite ineligibility for CSSA or while pending a decision on the eligibility for CSSA; 2. special expenses in connection with convalescence, such as purchase / use of equipment as recommended by medical officers, occupational therapists, etc.; 3. travelling expenses associated with patient's hospitalization, attendance of out-patient medical consultations or activities organized for patients; 4. other expenses on essential items, such as supplement for rent, education fees; 5. burial grants for needy patients; and 6. small amount of cash grants as pocket money for needy in-patients.

Children's Heart Fund

Children's Heart Fund

Financial Assistance for Treatment CHF provides financial support for children who family cannot afford to pay for some of the medical equipment such as catheters and pacemakers which are not provided by the Government. In 1998-2002, CHF provided in sponsorship for over $1,720,000 for more than 60 children needing treatment. Sponsorship for Medical Equipment CHF will sponsor equipment not otherwise available in Hong Kong which will benefit children with congenital heart condition. In 1998, CHF had sponsored $200,000 to purchase a Nitric Oxide delivery system for the Intensive Care Unit of Grantham hospital to enhance the patient recovery's time after cardiac surgery.

Families of SMA Charitable Trust

Families of SMA Charitable Trust

provide financial assistance, donation of medical and para-medical equipment

Rituximab Treatment Subsidy

Children's Kidney Trust Fund

Children patients who suffer from difficult glomerulonephritis which covers refractory / steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome and lupus nephritis may remain uncontrolled despite multiple drug treatment including prednisolone, cyclosporine, FK506, MMF, cyclophosphamide. Significant steroid dose is needed to maintain the disease in remission with the concomitant use of the above drugs. The application of rituximab treatment may be the only help in these cases. Since Rituximab is not yet listed in the Drug Formulary for Kidney Patients Use, patients from deprived families may have difficulties in acquiring this expensive drug. We are thus providing needy children patients with subsidy at 85% level on purchase of the drug. It is hoped that Rituximab will eventually be included in the Drug Formulary in the soonest future.

Induction Drug Treatment Subsidy for Kidney Transplantation

Children's Kidney Trust Fund

It is confirmed by medical literature and overseas experiences that, the application of induction drug treatment during kidney transplantation may benefit the result of the operation, reduce the dosage of post-transplantation hormone supplement required by patients, and support longer survival of the transplanted graft kidneys. However, such treatment is not yet adopted by the Hospital Authority in local kidney transplantations. To promote the best treatment results, and to facilitate the collection of clinical experiences and data for the Hospital Authority to consider having induction drug treatment included as part of the standard procedure for future children kidney transplantations, we offer full subsidy for the cost of induction drug treatment during the operation, for 10 cases starting August 2010. The transplantations must be carried out in local hospitals of the Hospital Authority by Hong Kong registered medical doctors. Retrospective approval is possible in view of the urgent and unpredictable timing of cadaveric kidney transplantation, and it has to be made within 14 days after the transplantation.

Post-Kidney Transplantation Drug Programme

Children's Kidney Trust Fund

New anti-rejection drugs are developed for post-kidney transplanted patients, which have better results including longer survival of the transplanted graft kidney and fewer side effects. The side effects of traditional drugs such as growth retardation, gum hypertrophy and hairiness affect the patients’ appearances and self-image which are the concerns of adolescents who may become non-compliant with drug treatment thus resulting in graft failure. These new drugs are costly but not yet offered by the Hospital Authority. We provide 85% of the cost for the actual purchase of Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF), Tacrolimus (FK506) and Sirolimus as prescribed by the doctors. Ceiling subsidies per case per calendar year vary with the drug type. Means test on family income is required, with recommendation from both the attending doctor and medical social worker.

Travelling Allowance for Haemodialysis Treatment

Children's Kidney Trust Fund

Patients requiring haemodialysis treatment may have to travel to the hospital 2-3 times per week. If they live far away from the hospital, the regular travelling expenses may create considerable financial pressure to the family. Travelling allowance of $80 per single trip and $160 per round trip per session may be provided to the needy patients who have to travel by taxi between home and the hospital. For patients travelling by public transport which includes bus, MTR and minibus, with young patient possibly accompanied by a parent/ guardian, the allowance is HK$60 per round trip per session for 2 persons. A maximum of 150 sessions of treatment per calendar year may be subsidized. Means test on family income is required, with recommendation from both the attending doctor and medical social worker.

Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Programme

Children's Kidney Trust Fund

The automated peritoneal dialysis was newly introduced in the 1990s. Kidney patients on the traditional dialysis treatment have to take peritoneal dialysis 3-4 times a day, which affects the children kidney patients seriously in their schooling and daily life. It also brings immense pressure to the parents. With the APD, patients only have to undergo dialysis once everyday while they are asleep, thus allowing children to go to school and participate in other activities freely during daytime, and the parents do not have to standby regularly to assist them with the treatment. At present, 75% of the cost of the minicaps and tubings were supported for the APD treatment, with maximum subsidy up to HK$25,000 per case per calendar year. We also provides subsidy of 50% of the cost for initial setting up for the programme, which includes the purchase of blood pressure monitor, electronic weighing machine and Titanium adaptor/outlet port clamps. Maximum allowance is HK$1,000 per case. There is no means test on family income for this APD programme, but recommendation from the attending doctor is required.

Home Modification Scheme

Ho Kam Yung Foundation

To enhance the home safety and self-care ability of the disabled, and relieving the stress of the carers.

PHAB Children & Youth Fund

Hong Kong PHAB Association

To provide financial support to children and youth aged below 25 with disabilities in facilitating and enhancing their rehabilitation process, with an ultimate aim to improve their quality of living.

Sponsorship Fund

Hong Kong PHAB Association

•Individuals with proven financial hardship in participating in activities which are conducted in Hong Kong, mainland China or overseas countries organized by the Association, or overseas trips / interflows / international conferences organized either by the Association/the HKCSS. •Carers of the persons with disabilities with proven financial hardship in having short break and release from their caring burden. •Non-profit-making organizations for/of the disabled with proven financial hardship in using the Pokfulam PHAB Camp.

PHAB Bursary Fund

Hong Kong PHAB Association

To assist members with disabilities of the Association in attending short-term and part-time educational / vocational / professional / leadership training courses or interest classes organized by registered organizations, or taking recognized professional examinations with an aim to restore their self-esteem and enhance their job opportunities.

Li Kwan Hung Education Fund

Hong Kong PHAB Association

To assist students with disabilities studying with their able-bodied counterparts in local educational institutes at various levels.

Social Security Allowance (SSA) Scheme

Social Welfare Department

The objective of the SSA Scheme is to provide a monthly allowance to Hong Kong residents who are severely disabled or who are 65 years of age or above to meet special needs arising from disability or old age. The Scheme includes Normal Disability Allowance, Higher Disability Allowance, Normal Old Age Allowance and Higher Old Age Allowance. Except for Normal Old Age Allowance, the allowances paid under the scheme are non-means-tested.

Hong Kong Paralympians Fund

Social Welfare Department

The Fund aims to foster the development of sports for persons with disabilities and to support athletes with disabilities in their pursuit of sporting excellence in international events by providing financial assistance to them in all stages of their sporting career. The Fund disburses grants to the following categories of programmes with a view to providing support to athletes with disabilities during all stages of their sporting career and thereafter: (a) development of target sports (b) subsistence grant to athletes with disabilities (c) employment facilitating grant for retired athletes with disabilities

Samaritan Fund

Samaritan Fund

The Samaritan Fund (the Fund) is a charitable fund established by resolution of the Legislative Council in 1950. The Fund is financed by donations, reimbursement by the Government for persons under Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), and government grant. It is administered by the Hospital Authority (HA). The objective of the Fund is to provide financial assistance to needy patients who require designated Privately Purchase Medical Items (PPMI) or new technologies in the course of medical treatment which are not covered in hospital maintenance or out-patient consultation fees in public hospitals and clinics. Having regard to the philosophy that no one should be prevented, through lack of means, from obtaining adequate medical treatment, the Fund intends to provide financial assistance to needy patients as far as possible.

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