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Enhancing Efforts: Insights on Changes and Demand of Healthcare through Nephrology

Enhancing Efforts: Insights on Changes and Demand of Healthcare through Nephrology

Date: 2023/11/11 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre)
Speaker: Dr MAK Siu-ka (Consultant of Department of Medicine and Geriatrics of Kwong Wah Hospital and Chief Medical Executive of TWGHs Haemodialysis Centre);
Ms Shirley TAM (Renal Nurse Consultant (Kwong Wah Hospital) of Kowloon Central Cluster)
Organiser: Jointly organised with the TWGHs Records and Heritage Office
Enquiry: Conducted in Cantonese. Free admission. People who are interested can register via online or call Tung Wah Museum during office hours for reservation starting from 31 Oct 2023. (Office hours: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays; Tel: 27700867) First-come, first-served.
Online registration:
If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above or a Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or "extreme conditions" announced by the Government is in force 3 hours before the event commences, the event will be cancelled or postponed.
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2770 0867

Keeping abreast of social progress and changing public demand for healthcare, hospitals constantly upgrade their services. The Department of Medicine and Geriatrics of Kwong Wah Hospital comprises a number of specialist units, including Cardiology, Geriatrics Medicine, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Rheumatology and Neurology, along with Infectious Diseases, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care added in recent years. In specialist healthcare, Medicine and Geriatrics is the most closely related to people's livelihood.
Take Nephrology as an example: all patients suffering from renal failure require lifelong treatment. In 1981, Kwong Wah Hospital began providing haemodialysis treatment with a few hospital beds in a small area; today, the hospital houses a renal centre offering treatment and out-patient services. For decades, the hospital’s renal care team has helped patients with long-term health conditions improve their ability to care for themselves and maintain their quality of life, hoping that they can return to the community and continue with their everyday lives. In this talk, the two guest speakers will illustrate the development of the Department of Medicine and Geriatrics of Kwong Wah Hospital, with emphases on the development of Nephrology, the importance of “co-operation between doctors and nurses” in specialist healthcare development, as well as the people and events they have encountered at work.