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CS visits Tsuen Wan District (with photos)

     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited Tsuen Wan District this afternoon (July 16). She met with members of the Tsuen Wan District Council and visited a hospital, a neighbourhood elderly centre and a children and youth services centre in the district.

     The visit started with a meeting with members of the Tsuen Wan District Council to listen to their views on district development and livelihood issues, including community facilities and planning, building management, elderly-friendly community, water quality, traffic and transport, cycle tracks, environmental hygiene and constitutional development.

     Accompanied by the Chairman of the Tsuen Wan District Council, Mr Chan Iu-seng, and the District Officer (Tsuen Wan), Miss Jenny Yip, Mrs Lam then proceeded to Yan Chai Hospital (YCH). She was briefed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of YCH, Ms Vanessa Lam, on the Community Health and Wellness Centre, which was officially opened on February 2, 2015. Developed on the site of two former blocks of YCH, the centre provides one-stop community integrated medical and day care services for local residents in the Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing districts. She also visited the YCH - Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Centre for Training and Research (Yan Chai), which provides Chinese medicine and acupuncture services; the YCH Chan Feng Men Ling Integrated Community Development Centre; and the YC18 catering training centre, which is a social enterprise providing vocational skills training and job opportunities for people with disabilities.

     During the visit, Mrs Lam chatted with some young Chinese medicine practitioners to understand more about the attractiveness of the Chinese medicine industry to young people. She was pleased to learn that YCH actively supports the Government's "ageing in place" policy by providing comfortable community and residential day care services for local elderly persons who have participated in the Pilot Scheme on Community Care Service Voucher for the Elderly, with a view to actualising the concepts of "ageing in place" and "continuum of care" and assisting elderly people in leading a respectful and enjoyable life.

     Before concluding the visit, Mrs Lam went to the Hong Kong Children and Youth Services Belvedere Garden Integrated Children and Youth Services Centre at Belvedere Garden. She received a briefing by the Social Work Supervisor of the Centre, Mr Leung Shu-ming, on the services provided by the Centre for local young people and families. Mrs Lam also chatted with young volunteers and young people from ethnic minority backgrounds at the Centre to learn more about the daily life of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. She commended the Centre for promoting racial harmony and enhancing the sense of belonging of ethnic minorities to the community through organising various events and activities.

Ends/Thursday, July 16, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:27


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