In March last year, my wife and I went to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, for the first time to go through a medical checkup, which we usually did in Hong Kong every year. As recommended by our friend, we went to Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital. The environment was so nice and comfortable that we felt like we were in a hotel, rather than in a hospital. We also felt like VIPs as we were very well taken care of. A dedicated nurse was assigned to each of us to guide us through the entire “medical checkup journey”. All examinations were conducted in the same building and on the same floor. There was a grand hall where sofas were available for rest, chat, and watching TV, while waiting for the next checkup. After having lunch at the canteen, we returned to a reserved private room to rest for half an hour. At around 3 p.m., all examinations were completed and shortly after, a consulting doctor came to explain us the test results.
The examination fees were less than half of what we paid in Hong Kong while medical equipment and facilities were new and advance. I must say that there was nothing inferior to Hong Kong, if not better. It gives us a new perspective and experience on “medical checkup”. This year, I will definitely go back there and continue for following years. Of course, my concern is that we will consume more time than if we would have done it in Hong Kong. Well, the good point is: we can go to Taiwan for holidays and to meet with our friends, while enjoying a great medical checkup, it is certainly a “Double Benefits”!
Eva & William Yim, 香港
我们每年都循例在香港做体检。 因着朋友的推荐，去年三月，我们首度前往高雄荣民总医院进行全面的体检。 体检中心的环境非常好，尤如置身於酒店而不觉得是医院。 我和我妻子每人都获委派一位尽心尽力的护理师全程照顾我们。我们就如贵宾一样享受整个体检过程。 所有体检项目都围绕在一个大堂内不同的房间进行。 大堂中放置很多 “梳化”, 让我和太太可以舒适地聊天，休息和看电视。 我们也在体检中心内附设的饭堂享用午餐。 之後，回到为我们预留的 VIP 房休息，还睡了大概半个小时。 约下午三点，所有体检项目都己完成。 过不久，顾问医生便向我们解说每一个体检项目的结果。
体检中心的仪器和设施都非常先进和新颖，绝不比香港一流的医院逊色。 价钱却平宜一半有多。 它让我们对体检有全新的体验。 今後，我们定必每年回去荣总做体检。 当然，前往台湾会多花点时间，但既能当作渡假，与朋友相聚，又能安心体检，绝对是相得益彰。