Volume 20, Issue 1
Message from the President:
The appeal to address manpower shortage from the Department of Medicine in Tuen Mun Hospital initiated a series of events in the medical circle. I attended a forum for Chiefs of Services (COS) of the Hospital Authority (HA) in the Head Office on 8 March evening chaired by Dr. P.Y. Leung, the Chief Executive, and Mr. Anthony Wu, the HA Chairman. The top management appeared to be taken by surprise in regards to the magnitude of the problem which spread beyond one clinical discipline. They were sincere and eager to find immediate or short-term measures to help the frontline doctors.
During the session, many COS presented their views and ideas in helping their staff. It was recognized that the staff morale had been poor since the segregation of salary scales and contract terms a few years back. With...