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HA welcomes appointment of Director of Health

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority (HA) today (May 28) welcomes the appointment of Dr Constance Chan Hon-yee as Director of Health, succeeding Dr Lam Ping-yan upon his retirement in June.

     The HA Chairman, Mr Anthony Wu, said, "Under the leadership of Dr Lam, the Department of Health (DH) has been a close working partner of the HA in meeting challenges of public health and infectious diseases in Hong Kong throughout these years.

     "I am most grateful, personally, to Dr Lam's guidance and mentoring over the years.  We wish him a very happy retirement.

     "With Dr Chan's appointment, I am sure the HA will continue to confide in the DH for continual support and close collaboration in our joint efforts to safeguard the health of the people of Hong Kong.

     "On behalf of the HA, I congratulate Dr Chan on her appointment and wish her every success in her new position," said Mr Wu.

Ends/Monday, May 28, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:20


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