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Hong Kong's public healthcare services face many challenges, from an ageing population to manpower shortages. The Covid-19 outbreak has further stretched the capacity of our already overburdened system.

Even before the pandemic had started, forecasts on the future demands on healthcare services highlighted the need to urgently invest in expanding our capacity. The Hospital Authority currently oversees Hong Kong's public hospitals, which provide care to 90% of all inpatients in Hong Kong. However, it employs just one half of the doctors in the city. Manpower shortages have long been a challenge, along with limited land to build more hospitals.

What solutions can the Authority come up to tackle these and other challenges? Hong Kong has done very well containing the virus, but are we prepared to cope with a possible surge in infections in winter? How is the Authority helping healthcare workers deal with the mental and physical strains of the pandemic?

Henry Fan, Chairman of the Hospital Authority, will talk to members at the Chamber's "Town Hall Forum Series" on 12 October about the current challenges facing Hong Kong's healthcare services. He will also explain how the Hospital Authority is preparing for an ageing population, and how it is ensuring that we have enough facilities and personnel to continue to provide world-class healthcare for Hong Kong citizens.

Upon successful registration, members will receive a confirmation email with a specific link to access the webinar two working days before the event. Please familiarize yourself with the usage of Zoom before the event.

Speaker(s) Henry Fan Hung-ling was appointed Chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority in December 2019. He is the Managing Director of a property investment company and is currently a member of the Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, the Financial Services Development Council and the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He has practised law as a barrister-at-law in Hong Kong and is also a non-practicing attorney-at-law in California.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/10/12 16:30 to 18:00
Venue This seminar will take place online
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Kari Yu
Tel: 2823 1266
Fee Members @ HK$100
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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