Are there home births in HK or does that concept not exist here?
Found the answer to my question... wow.
There is also more detail in the video. She says there were 39 other women in the ward and was told there was no room - either regular or delivery suite - for her to proceed with labor.The call to give women a choice was made by a woman calling herself Mrs Chan whose delivery last October was postponed for 2.5 hours as the delivery wards at Prince of Wales Hospital were “full”. Her baby girl died four days after birth.
Not suprising for Shatin, the district with the largest population, isolated from other districts by congested tunnels and MTR trains, and only one public maternity hospital.
Public sector medical care is very stressful due to the large demand arising from high population density.
@shri weren't you saying a few weeks ago that the private beds at QMH are always booked up by civil servants? Do you think it's the same at other hospitals as well? Beds that could be spared for those in urgent need...