24th November 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Hospital Authority (HA) spokesperson today announced that confirmation has been received from the Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK) on the approval of two new applications of non-locally trained doctors for practice with limited registration in public hospitals to help relieve the frontline workload. The two doctors will be serving in cardiothoracic surgery and psychiatric departments.
The HA spokesperson said that the recruitment of non-locally trained doctors will continue. Selection interviews by user departments will be arranged for eligible applicants. The HA will submit limited registration and special registration applications to the MCHK for the non-locally trained doctors who are considered suitable for appointment according to their intended date of reporting for duty.
Currently, there are 47 non-locally trained doctors working in public hospitals under limited registration and two non-locally trained doctors working in public hospitals under special registration, to relieve the manpower shortage and workload pressure of frontline doctors in the specialties of anaesthesia, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, radiology and surgery.
The HA currently recruits non-locally trained doctors as Service Residents in all specialties. The HA will also recruit non-locally trained doctors who meet the required qualifications at the rank of Associate Consultant in specialties that face a significant shortage of specialists.
HKSAR Govt Press Release