Primary Care Initiatives
Community Health Centres
To tie in with the government’s primary care development strategy, the Hospital Authority has been actively planning for the development of Community Health Centres (CHCs) in various districts. With an aim to providing integrated and comprehensive primary care services, the CHCs provide medical consultation, multidisciplinary services to complement doctors’ management and control disease progression, and patient empowerment to promote self-care. The Tin Shui Wai (Tin Yip Road) CHC, North Lantau CHC and Kwun Tong CHC commenced services in 2012, 2013 and 2015 respectively under the management of the Hospital Authority.
District Health Centre (DHC)
In her 2017 Policy Address, the Chief Executive directed that, to further illustrate the effectiveness of medical-social collaboration, the Food and Health Bureau (FHB) should set up a District Health Centre (DHC) with a brand new operation mode in Kwai Tsing District within two years. In this relation, FHB has established the Steering Committee on Primary Healthcare Development in November 2017, to formulate the development strategy and devise a blueprint for primary healthcare services. FHB has also established the Working Group on DHC Pilot Project in Kwai Tsing District, to provide advice on the planning, implementation and evaluation of the DHC pilot project. Primary Care Office would provide professional advice to FHB in their planning and implementation of the DHC pilot project in Kwai Tsing.