Hung Viet Healthcare Network Introduces Radiotherapy Services
With aims to strengthen the cancer care infrastructure and reduce the overall cancer burden in the current healthcare system, Hung Viet Healthcare Network (Hung Viet Cancer Hospital and Hung Viet General Clinic) is set to introduce advanced radiotherapy services soon in its hospital. This will make Hung Viet Healthcare Network one of the two leading private hospitals in Hanoi to provide the full suite of integrated cancer care services to patients.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that Vietnam has about 165,000 new cancer cases and about 115, 000 cancer related deaths each year. In 2020, Vietnam registered a total of 182563 incidences.The number of cases is projected to double for all cancer sites in 2025 and to substantially increase for most types of cancers, which is driven by the aging population and the increasing populations within the largest cities in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi.
Despite the existence of good public and private hospitals specialising in oncology in Vietnam, there is still an urgent need for more personalised cancer services to be made available to the local population due to the rising cancer incidences and overloading of patients in these hospitals.
Hung Viet Healthcare Network (HVHN) aims to provide access to integrated cancer care in Hanoi and surrounding provinces in North Vietnam
Cancer treatment requires different treatment modalities including surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, requiring patients to seek treatment from different healthcare providers and adding further complications in their already complicated cancer care journey.
Integrated care is a specialized health care model of collaborative care provisions particularly for chronic conditions such as cancer. Integrated cancer care provides the best approach to cancer care as it reduces the fragmentations of care encountered by patients.
Working in close collaboration with IOC, one of Asia’s first region-wide oncology network with centres in Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, HVHN is able to provide a holistic approach to cancer care using international standards, aligning each stage of a cancer patient’s journey with information and support from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
“The prospect of introducing the integrated cancer care model in Vietnam cancer care comes at a very crucial time. The global pandemic is proof enough about the importance of having regulated and well-coordinated healthcare management systems. We are excited to bring that model to Vietnam and work on this journey with HVHN as we are able to increase access to key cancer treatment modalities like radiotherapy services to Vietnam,” said Phoebe Ho, CEO, IOC.
“Leveraging IOC’s region wide support has given Hung Viet Healthcare Network (HVHN) an opportunity to bring the integrated cancer care approach to Vietnam. As we work on strengthening our infrastructure, we hope to bring better to cancer treatment will help us to better manage the rising cancer burden in Vietnam, while ensuring that our community receives the best treatment and care for cancer in their own homeland,” said Sam Lee, CEO, HVHN.
Currently, HVHN provides services like screening, diagnostics, oncology surgery, oncology drug treatments (chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy) and post treatment care like rehabilitation and dietary counselling under one roof. HVHN launched Hung Viet General Clinic in 2020 to provide outpatient services including diagnostics, minor surgery and health screening as a move to make advanced screening and diagnostics quicker and more accessible to the local people in Hanoi. Taking a step further, the established cancer care hospital targets to introduce radiotherapy services for cancer patients in 2021, becoming one of the two private hospitals to do so in Hanoi and closing the loop on providing a complete range of care and solutions for cancer patients.
A set up as such will ensure that more cancer patients are able to get faster access to quality treatments and consultations from top experts in a private healthcare setting, enabling more patients to access seamless and quality cancer services closer to home.
Beside enhancing local cancer care abilities and treatments, being a part of IOC’s expanding regional network also gives HVHN access to top experts in the region and latest updates on cancer care, further pushing the frontiers of oncology treatment in Vietnam.