General clinic service on holiday following first day of January

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority (HA) today (December 30) announces that 13 general out-patient clinics (see table below) will remain open on the holiday following the first day of January (January 2, 2017). Members of the public are reminded to make advance booking through the telephone system as usual for an appointment.

     The HA spokesman added that the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department in public hospitals will also operate as usual during the holiday to serve the patients with urgent medical needs. As Hong Kong is entering the winter peak season of influenza, in view of the expected increase in A&E attendance during the holiday and the first working day following the holiday, the priority treatment would be accorded to patients with critical and emergency conditions as assessed under the established A&E triage system.

     Since the queuing time for semi-urgent and non-urgent patients would likely be longer than usual, the spokesman appeals to members of the public for their understanding and co-operation while waiting in the A&E Department for consultation. As an alternative, non-urgent patients are advised to consider seeking consultation at general out-patient clinics or clinics of private doctors. The information of holiday clinic service within the district will be posted at prominent locations in all A&E Departments. Members of the public are also welcome to call the HA Infoline (2882 4866) for the service information on holiday GOPC.

     To facilitate public understanding of public hospital services during the winter surge, A&E waiting time information, key statistics such as A&E attendances, medical in-patient bed occupancy rate and hyperlink to private healthcare services websites are available on HA website ( and the mobile app of "HA Touch".

Public Holiday Clinics
District Name of Clinic Telephone number for booking General enquiry
Hong Kong Island Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0077 2560 0211
  Violet Peel General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0000 3553 3116
  Aberdeen Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic 3543 5011 2555 0381
Kowloon Kwun Tong Community Health Centre 3157 0687 2389 0331
  Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital Family Medicine Clinic 3157 0118 2354 2267
  Robert Black General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0113 2383 3311
  Yau Ma Tei Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0880 2272 2400
New Territories Lady Trench General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0107 2614 4789
  Lek Yuen General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0972 2692 8730
  Shek Wu Hui Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0965 2670 0211
  Tai Po Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0906 2664 2039
  Tuen Mun Clinic 3543 0886 2452 9111
  Yuen Long Jockey Club Health Centre 3543 5007 2443 8511

Consultation Hours:
Monday, January 2, 2017
9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Ends/Friday, December 30, 2016
Issued at HKT 10:30