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Hospital Authority staff commended for outstanding performance (with photo)

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority (HA) today (May 19) announced the Outstanding Staff and Teams Award for 2015. This year, six staff members and six healthcare teams (list of awardees attached) were awarded for their outstanding performance, provision of quality patient-centred care, enhancing team spirit and improving overall operational effectiveness in the organisation.

     Since 1993, the HA has been organising this corporation-wide staff reward and recognition programme annually to commend outstanding staff members and teams. This is the 22nd year of the award programme.

     Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the HA Chairman, Professor John Leong said, "The outstanding awarded staff members and teams demonstrated 'Professional Excellence' and 'Striving for The Best'. I am proud of their tender loving care to patients and their contributions to improve patient services. Their pursuit of improvement through innovative means and dedication to patient-centred care greatly benefits the patients and the public."

     The 2015 Outstanding Staff and Team Award Selection Panel was chaired by HA Board Member and the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee, Mr Patrick Ma. Speaking at today's ceremony, Mr Ma said, "We have the golden opportunity to enhance our understanding and show our appreciation of the professionalism and the contribution of passionate staff members from different disciplines of the Hospital Authority. We have a hard time selecting the winners of the awards as the participants all performed very well. The winners of the awards were all outstanding performers in their professions and their respective disciplines."

     Other members of the Selection Panel included the HA Chief Executive, Dr Leung Pak-yin; HA Board Member, Dr Kam Pok-man; the HA Head of Human Resources, Dr Theresa Li; the Cluster Chief Executive of Kowloon East Cluster, Dr Chui Tak-yi; and Consultant in the Department of Medicine of Queen Elizabeth Hospital and 2014 Outstanding Staff Award winner, Dr June Lau.

     The number of nominations for the Award this year was overwhelming, with 57 submissions from various divisions of hospitals and Head Office received. The contribution of participants to the following core values of the HA was used as selection criteria by the selection panel:

a. People-centered care
b. Professional service
c. Committed staff
d. Team work

Ends/Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:16


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