Hospital Authority continues listening to frontline views proactively

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority (HA) Chief Executive Dr Leung Pak-yin, Director (Cluster Services) Dr Tony Ko and Head of Human Resources Dr Pang Fei-chau today (January 26) attended the staff forum organised by some doctors unions together with the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan for a direct and open exchange with the frontline doctors.

     HA is fully aware of the tremendous workload faced by frontline colleagues with the sudden increase in service demand during the winter surge, given the current shortfall in manpower.

     HA promised to retain talents with its best efforts to improve the frontline working environment and supporting equipment, enhance training opportunities, facilitate professional development and strengthen protection for professional disciplinary inquiry. Recruitment of full-time and part-time healthcare workers will continue to relieve frontline work pressure.

     Dr Leung expressed heartfelt gratitude to all frontline staff for their commitment and dedication to take care of the patients.  He will continue to listen to the views of frontline staff to address their concerns, and join hands with the frontline in meeting the challenge faced by the public healthcare system.

Ends/Saturday, January 26, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:53