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.