Elderly patients wait in the Accident and Emergency Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in February. Photo: Dickson Lee Elderly patients wait in the Accident and Emergency Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in February. Photo: Dickson Lee
Elderly patients wait in the Accident and Emergency Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in February. Photo: Dickson Lee
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

Hong Kong’s ailing health care system needs an injection of people-centred policymaking

  • Paul Yip says as the ageing population puts stress on the city’s health care system, apart from allowing in more overseas-trained doctors, greater use of technology, more after-hours clinics and a holistic approach would help

Elderly patients wait in the Accident and Emergency Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in February. Photo: Dickson Lee Elderly patients wait in the Accident and Emergency Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in February. Photo: Dickson Lee
Elderly patients wait in the Accident and Emergency Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in February. Photo: Dickson Lee
READ FULL ARTICLE
Paul Yip

Paul Yip

Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.