In the 2017 Policy Address, the Chief Executive announced The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) would establish a District Health Centre (DHC) in Kwai Tsing District in 2019 with a brand new operation mode, to enhance district-based primary healthcare services. FHB appointed the Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association as the operator of the Kwai Tsing District Health Centre (K&TDHC) through open tendering in March 2019. Operating through district-based medical-social collaboration and public-private partnership, the DHC will provide services in health promotion, health assessment, chronic disease management, community rehabilitation, etc.
Our Service Principles
“Medical-Welfare-Community” Collaborative Model
In response to the health care needs and development of the community, Kwai Tsing District Health Centre is the first DHC adopting a “Medical-Welfare-Community ” collaboration model. It aims to promote individual and community involvement, enhance coordination among medical and social sectors, and strengthen district-level primary healthcare services to build a “Healthy Kwai Tsing”.
- Enhance public awareness of disease prevention;
- Enhance public capability in self-management of health;
- Provide support for residents with chronic health conditions and their carers.
Mr. CHOW Yick-hay, BBS, JP
It is the honour of Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association (the association) to become the first operating agent of the District Health Centre (DHC). The association is not the beneficiary of the operation, but we will contribute to the operation wholeheartedly in order to support the new medical services policy implemented by the government.
The association was established around 20 years ago. We have been collaborating with South Kwai Chung Social Service, our close partner, in the past 20 years to provide community health services in Kwai Tsing district. Although we have not received recurrent subsidy from the government, we have been exploring the healthcare need of residents and providing community health services so as to give community care and support services for elderly ageing in place. We have successfully developed the “Medical-Welfare-Community” collaborative approach through utilizing social capital strategy. We are working to apply the concept of “Medical-Welfare-Community” into the daily operation of DHC.
Besides inter-sector health care professionals, medical practitioners and Chinese medicine practitioners from private sector, the “Community” collaborative approach also includes higher education institutions, community organisations and partners of public sector and private sector. We would like to use DHC as a platform to form a comprehensive community health network so as to support the Kwai Tsing community.