Hong Kong: Hospital Authority announces Hospital Chief Executive appointment (with photo)

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

The Hospital Authority (HA) today (October 25) announced the appointment of Dr Tony Ko Pat-sing as the Hospital Chief Executive (HCE) of Pok Oi Hospital (POH) with effect from November 19.

Dr Ko is currently the Chief Manager (Patient Safety and Risk Management) of the Division of Quality and Safety in the HA Head Office.

Dr Ko is a physician by background and a specialist in geriatric medicine. He joined the HA Head Office in 2008. Prior to his current Chief Manager appointment, Dr Ko was Chief Manager (Strategy, Service Planning and Knowledge Management) from 2008 to 2011. Before joining the Head Office, he had been in charge ofgeriatric services in the Department of Medicine at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital since 2000.

As a clinician, Dr Ko has made significant contributions in the development of ambulatory and community care support services. In the Head Office, he was instrumental in the development of clinical services plans and the introduction of clinical risk reduction strategies in enhancing patient safety.

HA Chief Executive Dr Leung Pak-yin congratulated Dr Ko on his appointment and wished him every success in his new role.