October 31, 2022
The HA put forward a number of measures to reduce the waiting time of new cases for specialist out‑patient services, of which the longest waiting time of stable new cases in medicine clinics had been reduced from 122 weeks to 111 weeks.
DAB Health Services Spokesperson and LegCo member Edward Leung welcomed HA’s measures. He proposed to strengthen the public‑private partnership program in the short-term and introduce a system of specialist nurses to relieve the pressure due to the shortage of doctors in the mid-term, with reference to the experience in United Kingdom and the United States. In the long run, he requested to optimize the roadmap for primary care and increase the number of doctors and beds to meet the needs of the growing and aging population.
Edward Leung will put forward a proposal on optimization of waiting time for public healthcare services and public-private partnership. At the same time, he is launching a ten episodes program called “Edward examines the healthcare system” to explore the current situation faced by the public healthcare system, difficulties, and solutions.
DAB Health Services Spokesperson and LegCo Member Edward Leung (9665 0660)