In addition to the provision of quality healthcare service, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital has continuously strived to promote public health education. The Hospital participated in the Health & Life Expo 2013 organised by Metro Finance and Metro Finance Digital at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14 to 16 June 2013. Our team of physiotherapists joined in the introduction of bone-strengthening exercises to everyone, in addition to the vast array of installations, booth games and books aimed at dispersing health information to visitors.
Dr. Chen Ngan, Ivan, Director of Eye Surgery Centre and Specialist in Ophthalmology and Dr. Tang Wai Man, Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, held talks on the topics of "Laser Cataract Surgery and the Correction of Presbyopia" and "Treatment for Arthritis of the Knee" respectively, after which the audience were eager to raise questions about health problems. The speakers joined Dr. Chow Chi Ping, Alex, Director of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in providing detailed response to each question raised. Coupled with the physiotherapists and fitness trainer team demonstrating knee-strengthening exercises, visitors gained valuable health insights in a relaxed and interesting setting.
In addition, our team provided on-site blood pressure, BMI and bone density tests to visitors. The HKSH Health Series books were also available for sale at a discount to share health advice with visitors and enhance public understanding of illnesses.