Electoral candidate for Medical and Health Services
Functional Constituency 

Dear voters of the Medical and Health Services Functional Constituency,

I am Chan Wing Kwong, registered Chinese medicine practitioner.  Over the past twenty years, I have been dedicated to the education, regulation and development of Chinese medicine, and promoted Chinese medicine and academic exchanges in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and at home and abroad.  I successfully coordinated the Hong Kong International Summit on Chinese Medicine in 2018 and the World Congress of Chinese Medicine in 2021.  In 2019, I was awarded the Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service as recognition of my contributions.  In 2020, I was appointed by the Hong Kong Tourism Board as Hong Kong Convention Ambassador.  In addition to striving to inherit and develop the culture of traditional Chinese medicine, I am also committed to promoting the integrated Chinese-Western medicine services for the greater well-being of patients.


In this election, medical and health services are combined into the same functional constituency for the first time.  This election is particularly meaningful because it marks the first time the Chinese medicine profession is included in this constituency.  I decided to run for this sector's seat in the Legislative Council and promise to help raise the voices and demands of the industry in the legislature.  I shall strive for better treatment and working conditions for my fellow medical and healthcare professionals!

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Wing Kwong

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Promote the development and strive for the interests of the industry!

Education

  • Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Medical Institute (Hong Kong)

  • Bachelor of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Master of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Doctor of Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

Teaching

  • Lecturer (Clinical), Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003-current)

  • Advisor, Chinese Medicine Clinical Study Centre, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003-current)

  • Visiting Professor, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (2013-current)

Public Services

  • Member, The Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong (1999-2019)

  • Member, The Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, the Disciplinary Committee of Chinese Medicine Practitioners, The Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong (1999-2019)

  • Member, Chinese Medicine Development Committee and Chinese Medicine Practice Subcommittee (2013-current)

  • Member, the Council, Hong Kong Baptist University (2015-current)

  • Member, Patient Experience Sub-committee, Chinese Medicine Hospital Planning Office, Food and Health Bureau (2016-current)

  • Member, Steering Committee on Electronic Health Record Sharing, Food and Health Bureau (2016-current)

  • Member, Advisory Committee, Primary Care Directory, Food and Health Bureau (2016-current)

  • Member, Steering Committee on Primary Healthcare Development, Food and Health Bureau (2018-current)

  • Member, Nursing Education Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Baptist University (2018-current)

  • Member, Advisory Committee, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University (2018-current)

  • Chairman, Chinese Medicine Practice Subcommittee, Chinese Medicine Development Committee (2021-current)

Herbal Medicine

Promote the dual-track development of
Chinese and Western  medical services
Reduce the pressure on frontlinehealthcare staff

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Reform the public healthcare management system, increase the number of  healthcare staff and improve the working environment

  • The Hospital Authority (HA) should have a clearer division of labour to reduce unnecessary administrative work for healthcare staff, so more time can be devoted to provide clinical service.

  • Reform the HA's mechanical management approach and include the element of humanized management, so as to boost the morale of frontline healthcare personnel

  • Review the specialist services needs of hospital clusters, increase the provision of resources to expand the services capacity, and upgrade medical facilities. 

  • Optimise the HA's Special Retired and Rehire Scheme, make good use of the human resources of experienced doctors and to pass on medical experience.

  • Recruit more part-time registered nurses to reduce the pressure of nurse shortages.

  • Increase the number of schools places for healthcare services to comprehensively solve the chronic shortage of medical and nursing staff in Hong Kong.

Election Platform 

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Pharmacist at Work
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Enhance the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programmes to reduce the pressure on public healthcare.

 

  • Enhance the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programmes to make good use of private medical resources to shorten the waiting time for patients.

  • Enhance the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programmes on dental services to ensure citizens’ oral health

Promote the cooperation and development between Chinese medical services, Western medical services and other healthcare professions and strengthen the role of all parties in primary healthcare so that they can use their strengths to complement each other

  • Establish think tanks to conduct research on multi-disciplinary professional development. Map out the vision and direction of multi-disciplinary professional development in terms of policy, healthcare services, talent development, research and development (R&D), culture, industry, etc., to help the sector in formulating long-term policies from a macro perspective.

  • Strengthen the collaboration of different healthcare professions, strive for excellence in resource optimisation, and allow each discipline to fully discharge its strengths 

  • Strengthen the role of Chinese medicine practitioners, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and other medical professions in primary healthcare services development

  • Adopting the principles of 'focusing on patients' needs' in Chinese and Western medicine, and use the strengths of Chinese and Western medicine to complement each other
    Strive for more public hospitals to participate in the "Integrated Chinese-Western Medicine Programme" to provide patients with more options

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Incorporate Chinese medicine services into the public healthcare system, formulate a blueprint for the development of Chinese medicine, and seize opportunities in the Greater Bay Area so that Chinese medicine services will gain more space for development

  • Officially recognise the role of Chinese medicine services in the public healthcare system, including the provision of Chinese medicine services in public hospitals, and incorporate 18 Chinese Medicine Clinics into the public healthcare system to serve as a base for training personnel, conducting research, and providing affordable Chinese medicine services to the public.

  • Strive to earmark funding for Chinese medicine services projects in the recurrent expenditure of public healthcare services.

  • Increase the daily service quota of public Chinese medicine clinics so more citizens can benefit from it

  • Support young Chinese medicine practitioners to practice in the Greater Bay Area and promote personnel and academic exchanges.

  • Urge the government to establish a "Youth Chinese Medicine Development Fund" to subsidise young Chinese medicine practitioners for further study, improve their academic standards and clinical experience, achieve knowledge-sharing and allow the expertise to pass on from generation to generation.

  • Implore the government to formulate an appropriate salary scale for public Chinese medicine practitioners and increase the entry salary of junior Chinese medicine practitioners to attract more young talents to join the industry.

  • Develop a blueprint for the development of Chinese medicine specialties to cater to the development trend of Chinese medicine

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My Past work

  • Urged the government to build a Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Hospital. 

  • Suggested the government establish a Chinese Medicine Development Fund. 

  • Successfully obtained the right to host the 2021 World Congress of Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong. 

  • Conducted the Hong Kong International Summit on Chinese Medicine in 2018. 

  • Strived for young Hong Kong traditional Chinese medicine practitioners to practise in public hospitals in the Greater Bay Area.

Work Results of the DAB

  • The government is now setting up district health centres in all 18 districts in phases to strengthen primary healthcare services and reduce the pressure on hospital services.

  • The government agreed to conduct study on establishing a database of uncommon diseases to assist clinical diagnosis and treatment.

  • The Hospital Authority expanded the scope of the Drug Formulary and 19 categories of drugs will be subsidised with effect from April 2019 to increase the choice of drugs for doctors and patients.

  • The eligibility age of elderly health care vouchers was lowered from 70 to 65 with effect from 2017. 

  • The CEPA allows Hong Kong and Macao Chinese medicine practitioners to go to the Mainland for short-term medical practice. On this basis, Hong Kong and Mainland governments allow Hong Kong and Macao  Chinese medicine practitioners to practice in public medical institutions in the Mainland.

  • The government has increased the subsidy for Integrated Chinese Western Medicine In-Patient Services , allowing more citizens to receive affordable Chinese medicine services.

  • Reposition the Chinese medicine clinics operated under the tripartite collaboration model to provide citizens with government-subsidised Chinese medicine outpatient services. 

  • The government launched the "pilot scheme on Civil Service CM Clinics". Civil servants can choose Chinese medicine services to affirm the contributions of Chinese medicine services.

Contact me

9497 2015

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Promote the development and strive for the interests of the industry!