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Hospital Authority Review Steering Committee established

The Government announced today (August 21) the setting up of a Steering Committee to conduct an overall review of the Hospital Authority (HA) to examine its operation in response to the changes in society such as an expected ageing population.

The objective of the review is to ensure that the HA will provide quality and effective service of high standard under the twin-track health-care system. The review will cover the HA's management and cluster arrangement, resource allocation, service levels and overall cost effectiveness.

Chaired by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, the Steering Committee comprises 12 non-official members, five official members and two HA representatives. Non-official members of the Steering Committee comprise people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including health-care professionals, academics and representatives from business, welfare sectors, patient groups and front-line staff of the HA. Their term of appointment will take immediate effect and will expire upon completion of the review.

"I would like to thank all members for accepting the challenge presented by this important review. I look forward to working with them for the betterment of our health-care system. With their wealth of experience in the health-care field and public service, I believe that members of the Steering Committee would contribute to the formulation of constructive recommendations in enhancing the services provided by the HA," Dr Ko said.

Following is the membership list of the Steering Committee:

Secretary for Food and Health

Non-official Members:
Professor Andrew Chan Chi-fai
Ms Chan Lai-hung
Mr Lam Woon-kwong
Dr Lau Ka-hin
Ms Connie Lau Yin-hing
Professor Lo Chung-mau
Dr Kim Mak Kin-wah
Mr Tim Pang Hung-cheong
Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu
Ms Deborah Wan Lai-yau
Mr Jason Yeung Chi-wai
Dr Andrew Yip Wai-chun

Official Members:
Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health)
Director of Health
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (or representative)
Secretary for Labour and Welfare (or representative)

Hospital Authority:
Chairman, Hospital Authority
Chief Executive, Hospital Authority

Ends/Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Issued at HKT 14:01