Resources in Hong Kong for the disabled

JUST MED LTD have 19 shops all over Hong Kong and supply a range of wheelchairs, commodes and incontinence supplies:
www.Justmed.com.hk. If you google the website they have a map so you can choose the shop closest to you.

ANCHOR MEDICAL also have a range of equipment including air mattresses.
Contact Tel: 2735 3233 Darren at Wheelchair Aids is an amazing source of information.

He can help with just about any enquiry from what to do about a flat wheelchair Tyre to how to find second hand or new equipment. He lent us a sit to stand wheelchair to try out.
Contact: aa23306309@yahoo.com.hk

Emergency wheelchair repairs:

 
The Hong Kong Spinal Cord Injury Fund is the main source of information on stem cell trials in Hong Kong and China. They are working closely with the China Spinal Cord Injury Network. Both are dedicated to running the clinical trials and to raising funds for the trials.

The China Spinal Cord Injury Network is the largest spinal cord injury clinical trial network in the world, comprising more than 20 leading spinal cord injury centers in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It aims at developing and testing the most promising therapies for spinal cord injury and accelerate translating the therapies from laboratory to clinic.
They organize events and awareness days. Contact: general@hkscifund.org  Tel: 2866 0809

 
HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION
have a fleet of accessible cars that takes groups or individuals
The cost is less but they do need a couple of days in advance to make the booking
Contact: ahc@rehabsociety.org.hk  Tel: 81066616; 27727301
(Note that Rehabaid.org also offer Computer Assisted Services, they have an accessible gym and a heated swimming pool in Lam Tin; Contact 27608771)
 
ACCESS TO BUILDINGS
Under the ordinance buildings should have wheelchair access. While this is not always obvious if you ask for assistance the caretakers should have a ramp and should be able to assist you.
 
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN HONG KONG
Although many of the streets in Hong Kong are not wheelchair friendly, with narrow footpaths and signs blocking the path of a wheelchair, most of the public transport system is accessible:-Ferries, trains and most buses are wheelchair friendly.

Trams are not Hong Kong’s Transportation Department has a useful English-language Guide to Public Transport for People With DisabilitiesThe MTR has a list of stations which provide a lift on their website:-www.mtr.com.hk   Getting Around   Accessibility

Where there is no lift you can call the station master in advance and they will adjust the escalator for a wheelchair and assist you. A list of stations with and without lifts is listed above along with the telephone numbers.

Information on the airport accessibility can be found in access guide for Hong Kong airport.
 
Taxis
DIAMOND CABS have a small fleet of accessible taxis and they need to be booked in advance.
The cost from Mid Levels to Central is around $180 one way
Contact: 27608771; 34843582
They also require one hour for cancellation or will ask you to pay the full fare.
 
Hong Kong Tourist Board
will also assist with information on accessible transport
Contact: www.DiscoverHongKong.com  Accessible Hong Kong Tel: 25081234″Wheel Away Disabled Travel – Hong Kong City Guide” by Sarah Fuller can be purchased and offers information on the above and other areas useful to people in chairs.
 
Other
“In Transit”, The New York Times’ “Guide to Intelligent Travel”, offers author Joyce Hor-Chung Lau’s disabled travel experiences in Hong Kong. This is a detailed account,  with Internet resources and insider tips. Information on accessible hotels and attractions can be found in Hong Kong article from AbilityTrip. There are a lot of good tips and precautions here, as well as information on ferry trips, Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Peak, and other classic sites around the city and the area. Finally,  Hong Kong Disneyland has its own special needs page.

 
ACCESSIBLE CAR AVAILABLE
The Ben Kende Foundation would like to offer the loan of an accessible van for any individuals or institutions who may need one.
The van takes one person in a wheelchair (with hydraulic lift) and 4 other sitting passengers and is comprehensively insured for all ages.
Contact bkf@benkende.com or Peter Kende on 90422957; peter.kende@f-p.hk

 
Written for the Ben Kende Foundation to assist people in wheelchairs in getting around Hong Kong