The proposed Kai Tak public hospital could be up and running by 2024 if the Legislative Council approves funding for its construction, says the Hospital Authority’s new director for strategy and planning.
Libby Lee Ha-yun, who has taken over the post from Lo Su-vui, said yesterday her first major task is to bring about the 2,400-bed acute general hospital in the Kai Tak Development Area, which is part of the authority’s HK$200- billion, 10-year development project.
The target is to submit the hospital proposal, which is being discussed in the District Council, to Legco next year for funding, and start construction of the state-of-the-art medical center the year after. Services of Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be shifted to Kai Tak hospital in phases, with the specialist out-patient clinics moving there first.
Proposed Kai Tak public hospital could be up and running by 2024