Tung Chee-hwa's long-serving chef, 84-year-old Chan Pui, was taken to hospital yesterday after falling ill. Mr Chan has served the Tung family for more than 40 years at their Island Club retreat in Deep Water Bay and is currently on pre-retirement leave. Staff at the club said Mr Chan felt dizzy at about 9am, and his colleagues at the house called police. He was awake when admitted to Queen Mary Hospital and later to Ruttonjee Hospital, in Wan Chai, for further checks. Island Club manager Tse Hing-tong said Mr Chan had been suffering a minor illness for some time. He stressed, however, that the ailments he was suffering from were ones commonly associated with old age. 'He just felt a little bit uncomfortable,' Mr Tse said. Mr Chan lives at the Tung family's three-storey house. He also served Mr Tung's father, shipping magnate Tung Chao-yung. 'He is half retired despite his age and sometimes he still does some cooking for fun,' Mr Tse said. Mr Chan has a son who lives in Aberdeen. The Chief Executive's Office said Mr Tung and his wife, Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping, had expressed their concerns to Mr Chan's son.