Important Notice

Terms of Use and Changes

The Hospital Authority (HA) may make changes to any information on this Smart Patient Website (SPW) including this Notice at any time as it sees fit. Changes to this Notice will be posted on line. By your accessing and/or using SPW, you agree to the terms of this Notice (which may be amended from time to time without prior notice to you). If you do not agree to the terms of this Notice, please do not access and use SPW.

Your accessing and/or using SPW will not create any patient or contractual relationship between you and HA and HA is not obliged to follow up or contact you.


The information on SPW is compiled by HA for general educational purpose and reference only. Whilst efforts will be made to ensure accuracy, no guarantee can be provided as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of the information on SPW or provided through links to third party websites or that the information will be the most updated. HA cannot warrant that the information provided can meet your health or medical requirements. You should consult your doctor or health professional for any medical condition that you may have, rather than relying on the information provided on SPW.

Information on SPW is not medical advice, diagnosis or treatment on any particular individual case or patient and should not be treated as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

To the extent permitted by law, HA shall not be liable for any error in or omission from or any misstatement or misrepresentation in the information on SPW and HA expressly disclaims and excludes any obligation, responsibility or liability of whatever nature for any loss, damage, costs or expenses (whether direct, indirect or consequential) arising from or in respect of SPW, any content or service or any compilation, use, misuse or reliance of SPW or the information appearing on it or provided through links to third party websites.

No warranty is given that SPW or the information on it will be available uninterrupted or free from errors, virus or bugs or that defects will be corrected. Further, HA excludes any liability of whatever nature for failure, interruption or delay in the performance of SPW at any time.

HA shall not be responsible for information on SPW appearing through links to third party websites. You should be aware that such information on those third party websites has been compiled and issued by those parties. Provision of such links on SPW is for your convenience and will not give rise to any statement, representation, endorsement or warranty by HA with respect to such third party websites or any product or service provided by or through such websites.

You should follow all access and security procedures provided by SPW and such policies and terms of use under such third party websites.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise stated, all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the contents on SPW including all texts, graphics, videos, sounds, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials belong to HA.

For non-commercial purpose (including personal use), you may freely browse, copy, display, download and print the original format of material on SPW provided you acknowledge the source of the material and you do not remove any copyright or intellectual property notice from any copy of such material.  HA reserves all rights not expressly granted in this notice. You should obtain HA’s prior written consent if you want to make any other use of the aforesaid materials. Please address such request to the SPW Management Team via email at

The permission in the paragraph above does not extend to any materials on the linked websites or any contents on SPW where the copyright or intellectual property of which belongs to a third party. You should obtain authorization or permission to use such contents from the concerned copyright or intellectual property right holders.

Privacy Notice

HA normally does not request any personal data via SPW. However, if you do furnish any personal data to HA (for example when you provide feedback to us), please read the following “[Notice]” before you provide any personal data to us.


You may also wish to refer to this Notice in Chinese. If there is any conflict or ambiguity between the English and Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail.

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