The YOT Chong Sok Un Medical Fund (cancer aid), established on December 15, 2007, aims to bring hope to underprivileged cancer patients and their families by providing capital subsidy in purchasing self-financed medicines and to enable them to receive appropriate treatment, thus enhancing the survivability and quality of life of patients.
The Fund mainly provides assistance to those cancer patients of Tuen Mun Hospital, United Christian Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Queen Mary Hospital and Tseung Kwan O Hospital who are qualified for applying for the fund. The recipients shall undergo evaluation by doctors and a family financial conditions assessment by medical social workers before receiving final approval from the YOT. Each qualified patient can be funded with an upper limit of HK $100,000.
Moreover, the Fund has also established “Funding Scheme for Cancer Patients Medical Devices Special Funding Programme” to enhance patients’ survivability and quality of life.