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Government to hold public fora to gather views on review of Hospital Authority
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The Government will hold three public fora in July to invite the public to express views on the operation of the Hospital Authority (HA). Their views will help the Steering Committee on Review of HA to better understand public opinion and keep HA's services in step with times.

A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said today (June 17) that the Government set up the steering committee in August last year to fully review the operation of HA.

"The review aims to ensure that HA, as the cornerstone of the public healthcare system and the safety net for the public, can continue to provide quality services and better meet the challenges brought about by social development and an ageing population.

"The public can express views on areas such as HA's management and cluster system, resources management, human resources, service standard, overall cost effectiveness and clinical governance," the spokesman said.

Details of the three public fora are:

The first forum:
Date: July 7, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 7.15pm to 9.15pm
Venue: Henry G Leong Yau Ma Tei Community Centre
Multi-purpose Hall, 1/F,
60 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei
(Yau Ma Tei MTR Station Exit C)
Registration deadline: June 30

The second forum:
Date: July 14 (Monday)
Time: 7.15pm to 9.15pm
Venue: Tai Po Community Centre
Multi-purpose Hall, 1/F,
2 Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po
(Tai Po Market MTR Station Exit A2)
Registration deadline: July 7

The third forum:
Date: July 19 (Saturday)
Time: 2.15pm to 4.15pm
Venue: Causeway Bay Community Centre
Multi-purpose Hall, 3/F,
7 Fook Yum Road, North Point
(Fortress Hill MTR Station Exit A.
Next to Harbour Heights)
Registration deadline: July 11

People who wish to take part in the fora can register through the following channels:

1. Online: www.fhb.gov.hk/cn/ha-forum 
2. Email: registration@ha-forum.hk   
3. Phone: 3521 0793 (office hours: 10am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, except Hong Kong public holidays)

The public can also submit their views to the steering committee directly by phone: 3509 7960, fax: 2840 0467, email: ha-review@fhb.gov.hk, or write to 17/F to 19/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong.

Ends/Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Issued at HKT 18:00

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