HKBU was selected by the Government as the contractor for the service deed of Hong Kong’s first Chinese Medicine Hospital (CMH) which will be located in Tseung Kwan O. Its construction is expected to complete in 2025 with service to commence in the second quarter of the year. HKBU will proactively take forward the planning and preparatory works related to the commencement of service of the CMH immediately in accordance with the service deed, and in line with the Government’s efforts to promote the development of Chinese medicine.
At the Chinese Medicine Hospital Commissioning Launch Ceremony organised by the Food and Health Bureau on 28 June, Dr Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU, said that it has been the dream of HKBU to operate a CMH. He said: “Now that our dream has come true, we will spare no effort in collaborating with the Government, academia, industry, and the Chinese Medicine Clinics cum Training and Research Centres in the 18 districts with the hope of providing quality Chinese medicine services to the public after the hospital’s operation commences in 2025. At the same time, we hope it becomes a hub of clinical teaching and research to help Hong Kong reach a new level of excellence in Chinese medicine clinical training and research.”
Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, said that HKBU is the pioneer of Chinese medicine higher education in Hong Kong, and it was the first higher education institution in Hong Kong to offer Chinese medicine programmes funded by the University Grants Committee. As a research-led liberal arts university, one of HKBU’s key research areas is “health, Chinese medicine and drug research”.