Health chief meets national experts

January 29, 2024
Medical collaboration
Medical collaboration:

Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau (front row, third right) meets Chinese Academy of Sciences academician Prof Ge Junbo (front row, third left) and other national experts.

Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau today met experts of various national chest pain centres to exchange views on the establishment of Hong Kong's first chest pain centre that will meet national accreditation standards.


The expert delegation was led by Chinese Academy of Sciences academician Prof Ge Junbo and comprised members including China Chest Pain Centre Accreditation Committee Chairman Prof Huo Yong.


At the meeting, Prof Lo thanked the experts for visiting Hong Kong from different places on the Mainland to offer guidance and exchange views on national accreditation standards of chest pain centres.


He introduced to the delegation the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s latest policy initiatives on establishing a chest pain centre and cross-boundary medical collaboration.


The health chief highlighted that the Hong Kong SAR Government has all along been committed to enhancing public healthcare services, adding that the Policy Address included an initiative to establish Hong Kong's first chest pain centre in Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) in 2025 in accordance with national accreditation standards.


“The initiative aims to further streamline the treatment protocols for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases, thus shortening the treatment duration as much as possible, achieving better treatment results and boosting the survival rate.”


Prof Lo noted that the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hospital Authority are actively taking forward high-quality healthcare talent training and exchange programmes between Hong Kong and the Mainland.


He said the Hong Kong SAR Government will also continue to work together with various counterparts on the Mainland to reinforce collaboration on healthcare service development, with a view to levelling up the healthcare quality together.


During their stay in Hong Kong, the delegation will attend a chest pain centre forum in QMH to share national experiences in implementing standardised treatment protocols for high-risk acute chest pain such as acute myocardial infarction, and the national accreditation standards.


They will also conduct an inspection and a clinical demonstration in QMH as well as visit Prince of Wales Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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