Promoting a healthier city

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 July, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 10 July, 2006, 12:00am

Government's plan for future service delivery model:

Health-conscious population adopting a healthy lifestyle

Health profession that views health promotion and preventive medicine as priorities

A primary health-care system providing a robust and affordable family and community service

Primary medical care services will comprise:

Promotion of family doctor concept

Greater emphasis on prevention

Greater collaboration among health professionals to tackle patients' problems

But experts say these questions have to be debated:

Role of Department of Health vis-a-vis Health, Welfare and Food Bureau? Who will regulate GPs?

How about Medical Council's role? Role of Hospital Authority?

Source: 'Building a Healthy Tomorrow'; Professors Lee Shiu-hung, Sian Griffiths and Gabriel Leung.