Ringing in a New Year with
plenty of changes
To ensure its staff members have a well-rounded understanding of public healthcare, Hospital Authority has encouraged them to take new challenges. With the turning of the new year, several members of HA senior management have already made change a reality in this January.
With a strong background in emergency management and coordination, Dr Beatrice Cheng has taken up the position of Hospital Chief Executive (HCE) of Ruttonjee and Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals and Tung Wah Eastern Hospital in December 2015. Dr Cheng put on one more cap one month later, she became HCE of Cheshire Home, Chung Hom Kok as well.
Dr Cheng passed the baton for her previous post as HCE at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital (AHNH) and Tai Po Hospital (TPH) to Dr Man Chi-yin, who held the top job at North District Hospital (NDH) where he had sleepless nights helping adolescents with drug addiction until this latest assignment.
Dr Lau Chor-chiu, currently Cluster Chief Executive of Hong Kong East Cluster and HCE of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital and Wong Chuk Hang Hospital, added an additional HCE cap to his collection when he took up responsibility for St John Hospital on top of his current duties, following the retirement of Tsang Wing-wah.
Formerly Chief Manager (Cluster Performance) in the Cluster Services Division of HA Head Office, Dr Chung Kin-lai has stepped into Dr Man’s shoes to become HCE of NDH. Dr Chung has played an instrumental role in revamping the bed monitoring system to ensure optimal utilisation and coordinating response plans for winter surge.
HCE of Tseung Kwan O Hospital Dr Tom Kam-tim has added HCE of Haven of Hope Hospital to his portfolio of responsibilities.
The New Year’s game of HA musical office chairs has also played out at HA Head Office. Robert James Burns has taken up the post of Chief Internal Auditor upon the retirement of Raymond Chan. Dr Ian Cheung, previously Chief Manager (Clinical Effectiveness & Technology Management), has become Chief Manager (Cluster Performance), with Dr Rebecca Lam, previously Chief Manager (Patient Safety & Risk Management), taking up Dr Cheung’s vacated post. Dr Sin Ngai-chuen, previously Deputising HCE of Haven of Hope Hospital and Service Director (Quality & Safety) of Kowloon East Cluster, has succeeded Dr Lam.
I trust you will join me in wishing all the new appointees great success with their new responsibilities.