From the editor

As news of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in Korea reached the outside world in May, the Hospital Authority took immediate action to shore up its readiness and defence against the serious health risk posed by MERS – which has a higher mortality rate than SARS. Find out more about HA’s comprehensive strategy for success and our committed staff in our Cover Story.

The Report of the Steering Committee on HA Review which was released in July this year has come up with 10 key recommendations for actions HA should take to improve the public healthcare system in Hong Kong. To learn how you can play your part in improving our services over the long term, please turn to Spotlights story.

Other interesting and informative articles in this issue include a highlight on the eSHR and mSHR systems that enable staff to track their own medical history, a selection of fun facts about Kowloon Hospital and Haven of Hope Hospital, as well as healthy recipes designed for cancer patients. Happy reading!

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