FS visits Sha Tin District (with photos)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, visited Sha Tin District this afternoon (August 28) and met with members of the Sha Tin District Council (STDC) to get an update on the latest development of the district. He also toured the SAHK Jockey Club New Page Inn and the iBakery Production and Training Centre under the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs).

     Mr Chan first had a meeting with members of the STDC to understand the developments of the district, and exchanged views on issues of concern to the community.
     Accompanied by the District Officer (Sha Tin), Miss Amy Chan, Mr Chan then visited the SAHK Jockey Club New Page Inn. The Inn is the only centre in Hong Kong providing care and support services for tetraplegic patients and facilitating patients' rehabilitation in the community. He viewed patients' training sessions and chatted with the Inn's patients and their families to learn about their daily lives. He expressed sincere gratitude to the staff of the centre for their commitment in providing quality services to the patients.
     Mr Chan later visited the iBakery Production and Training Centre under the TWGHs and learnt about the baking training provided for persons with disabilities by the centre. He also chatted with staff with disabilities to understand more about their work. He said he was glad to see that the centre is providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, enabling them to unleash their potential and integrate into the community.
     He added that the Government is making good use of the surplus to build a caring and inclusive society. The Government has set aside in the 2017-18 Budget, among other initiatives, $30 billion for improving residential care and rehabilitation services for the elderly and persons with disabilities, and enhancing community and employment support as well as other services for persons with disabilities.

Ends/Monday, August 28, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:01