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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