Patients wait at the accident and emergency department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei during the flu season in late December. Photo: Felix Wong
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

Hong Kong’s public hospitals are struggling with our ageing population, not an influx of mainland migrants

  • Like other high-income countries with a low birth rate and a long life expectancy, Hong Kong’s elderly will increase demand for public health services. Meanwhile, the influx of mainland migrants has served to balance out the population’s age curve

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Patients wait at the accident and emergency department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei during the flu season in late December. Photo: Felix Wong
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Professor Lo Chung-mau, CEO of HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, revealed the university is planning to open a medical school on the mainland. Photo: Felix Wong

University of Hong Kong considers Shenzhen medical school and fuels fears of ‘Greater Bay Area’ brain drain for city

  • HKU and Chinese University both plan to open faculties on mainland
  • But senior consultant who teaches at HKU says city needs to get its own house in order before looking further afield
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Professor Lo Chung-mau, CEO of HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, revealed the university is planning to open a medical school on the mainland. Photo: Felix Wong
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