Message from Chief Executive

Picture of Chief Executive Welcome to our new website, which we have designed to provide you with easier access to information about us and our services.

We made a fresh start in 2009 by adopting new corporate vision, mission and value statements (VMV). These will provide greater impetus to our efforts to plan, develop and deliver better, more appropriate and more accessible healthcare services to the community.

Demand for such services is rising in line with social and demographic changes. Besides increasing our capacity to satisfy it, we are continuing to emphasise the importance of helping people to stay healthy and out of hospital. This means strengthening primary and community care, so that we can focus on treating patients with urgent needs more promptly in our hospitals.

The Hospital Authority manages 43 public hospitals and institutions, 49 Specialist Out-patient Clinics (SOPCs) and 73 General Out-patient Clinics (GOPCs) throughout Hong Kong. GOPCs offer general healthcare and medical services to patients in need, while SOPCs strive to provide ever-better standards of treatment by keeping pace with the latest medical and scientific advances.

To deliver quality healthcare services, we need to have a team of dedicated, quality healthcare workers. The citizens of Hong Kong are fortunate to have such a team in the Hospital Authority. I am confident they will continue to build an ever-better healthcare system and a healthier community!

LEUNG Pak-yin