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The Hospital Authority (HA) oversees Hong Kong's public hospitals providing over 90% of in-patient services for the city's patients. With such a high public medical demand, the authority's Chairman Professor John Leong Chi-yan has been faced with thorny challenges such as an ageing population and a shortage of manpower. Aside from coming up with solutions to tackle these and other problems, Prof Leong also works to keep pace with rising patient expectations and advances in medical practice and technology.

With a rapidly ageing population and an increasing number of patients with chronic diseases, the demand for HA services is expected to rise sharply in the coming years. Prof Leong will talk to members at the Chamber's "Town Hall Forum Series" on 31 August about the systematic approach which HA has adopted to enhance medical and care support to elderly patients based on their stratified needs. Measures include strengthening integrated comprehensive needs assessment, discharge planning and post-discharge transitional care support, enhancing disease management and self-care support for elderly patients with chronic diseases, and strengthening targeted preventive care, patient and carer empowerment to help elderly patients stay healthy in the community. He will also talk about the key enablers such as multidisciplinary care, strengthening of medical-social collaboration, and use of technology.

Speaker(s) Professor John Leong Chi-yan
Prof John Leong Chi-yan is Chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, President Emeritus of the Open University of Hong Kong and Emeritus Professor of the University of Hong Kong. He is an internationally renowned clinician-scientist specializing in spinal and paediatric orthopaedics. He was President of the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie from 2002-2005, the world orthopaedic association established in 1929. He was conferred DSc(Hon) by the University of Hong Kong and Open University of Hong Kong, and an Honorary Doctorate by the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. He was the first clinician in Hong Kong to be elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Language English
Date and Time 2017/08/31 16:30 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Ray Lai
Tel: 28231297
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