Nurses and other medical staff at a public hospital receive flowers from the Hong Kong Community Foundation on International Women’s Day. Four hospitals with the most coronavirus cases received 2,000 flowers in all, as a mark of appreciation to medical professionals fighting the outbreak. Photo: Handout Nurses and other medical staff at a public hospital receive flowers from the Hong Kong Community Foundation on International Women’s Day. Four hospitals with the most coronavirus cases received 2,000 flowers in all, as a mark of appreciation to medical professionals fighting the outbreak. Photo: Handout
Nurses and other medical staff at a public hospital receive flowers from the Hong Kong Community Foundation on International Women’s Day. Four hospitals with the most coronavirus cases received 2,000 flowers in all, as a mark of appreciation to medical professionals fighting the outbreak. Photo: Handout

Letters | Go beyond cash: empower Hong Kong nurses to offer specialty support in primary health care

  • Relief measures like the Specialty Nurse Allowance are welcome but short-sighted
  • Specialisation in nursing is a global trend. Hong Kong may learn from the experiences of the US and other developed nations, where nurse practitioners can provide high quality primary care and help reduce overall health care costs

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
Nurses and other medical staff at a public hospital receive flowers from the Hong Kong Community Foundation on International Women’s Day. Four hospitals with the most coronavirus cases received 2,000 flowers in all, as a mark of appreciation to medical professionals fighting the outbreak. Photo: Handout Nurses and other medical staff at a public hospital receive flowers from the Hong Kong Community Foundation on International Women’s Day. Four hospitals with the most coronavirus cases received 2,000 flowers in all, as a mark of appreciation to medical professionals fighting the outbreak. Photo: Handout
Nurses and other medical staff at a public hospital receive flowers from the Hong Kong Community Foundation on International Women’s Day. Four hospitals with the most coronavirus cases received 2,000 flowers in all, as a mark of appreciation to medical professionals fighting the outbreak. Photo: Handout
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