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The Hospital Authority plans to launch the Greater Bay Area Doctors Exchange Programme, which is expected to recruit 5 to 10 doctors to Hong Kong in the first batch

2022-06-23T11:18:26.814Z

The General Assembly of the Hospital Authority was held today (22nd), in which it proposed to implement the Greater Bay Area Doctors Exchange Programme, which will be launched in the second half of this year. The Chairman of the Hospital Authority, Fan Hung-ling, said that the rate of attrition of medical care in the Hospital Authority has increased sharply, and manpower is needed.



The General Assembly of the Hospital Authority was held today (22nd), in which it proposed to implement the Greater Bay Area Doctors Exchange Programme, which will be launched in the second half of this year.

The Chairman of the Hospital Authority, Fan Hongling, said that the hospital turnover rate of medical care has increased sharply, and the vacancies need to be filled by manpower. Therefore, it is planned to recruit doctors from the top three hospitals in the Greater Bay Area, and it is expected that the first batch of 5 to 10 doctors will be recruited to Hong Kong.

He emphasized that the Hospital Authority will give priority to recruiting qualified medical staff who have graduated from the local area, and will not affect the promotion opportunities of current staff.


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According to the HA, in the past year ending April this year, the turnover rate of full-time doctors was about 7.9%, that is, about 500 doctors were lost; the turnover rate of full-time nurses was 9.5%, or about 2,600 nurses were lost.

Fan Hongling described the situation as worrying.

In order to retain manpower, the HA is currently implementing a retirement extension arrangement. The plan has achieved initial results. 59 doctors and 207 nurses have agreed to extend their appointments.

In order to retain talent, the low-interest loan program is expected to accept applications in the fourth quarter

In addition, the low-interest loan plan for the first phase of home purchases launched by the authorities has been officially approved. Each medical nurse can borrow to buy a house as long as he has worked for three years, and can borrow four years to buy a house manually, with a maximum loan of 6 million.

The authorities are negotiating with banks for tenders, and the tender is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year, and applications will be accepted in the fourth quarter.

The Chairman of the Hospital Authority, Fan Hongling, said that the hospital turnover rate of medical care has increased sharply, and the vacancies need to be filled by manpower. Therefore, it is planned to recruit doctors from the top three hospitals in the Greater Bay Area, and it is expected that the first batch of 5 to 10 doctors will be recruited to Hong Kong.

(Photo by Liao Yanxiong)

Intended to hire medical nurses from the Mainland who have been to Hong Kong and said that they have cooperated well with local staff

The HA also plans to launch the Greater Bay Area Exchange Programme to increase hospital manpower.

Fan Hongling said that the fifth wave of more than 300 doctors and nurses who came to Hong Kong cooperated well with local doctors and had extensive medical knowledge.

In view of this, the authorities intend to recruit doctors who have come to Hong Kong to help fight the epidemic and doctors from the tertiary hospitals in the Greater Bay Area to help in public hospitals.

However, Fan said that the plan needs to follow two principles, including being patient-oriented and complying with the laws of both places. The salaries of mainland doctors after arriving in Hong Kong will be on par with those of overseas doctors.

He also emphasized that the HA will give priority to recruiting qualified medical staff who have graduated from the local area, and will not affect the promotion opportunities of current staff.

The Chairman of the Hospital Authority, Fan Hongling, said that the hospital turnover rate of medical care has increased sharply, and the vacancies need to be filled by manpower. Therefore, it is planned to recruit doctors from the top three hospitals in the Greater Bay Area, and it is expected that the first batch of 5 to 10 doctors will be recruited to Hong Kong.

(Photo by Liao Yanxiong)

Recruitment of Mainland nurses or other medical grade personnel to Hong Kong is not excluded

Fan also pointed out that all doctors will not come to Hong Kong for more than a year. At the same time, he hopes to set up a rotation system to replace the last batch of doctors who have returned to the mainland. It is expected that the first batch of recruits will have 5 to 10 doctors to come to Hong Kong.

At present, the Hospital Authority is still negotiating with the Guangdong Provincial Health and Construction Commission and will submit an application to the Medical Commission after the results are obtained.

He pointed again.

It is not ruled out that Mainland nurses or other medical grade personnel will be recruited to Hong Kong in the future.

13 non-locally trained doctors were approved to come to Hong Kong to practice in 10 departments including A&E, internal medicine, etc. Power outage in Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long | A patient in urgent need of surgery at Tuen Mun Hospital was transferred to Pok Oi Hospital, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, power outage | Tuen Mun Hospital affected HA: Some patients were transferred to other hospitals and 4 new cases of suspected infection of BA.2.12.1 The HA has instructed each cluster to prevent the outbreak of the epidemic|A thousand and six classes have been broken for six consecutive days. St. Stephen's College, etc.

Source: hk1

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