Fung Hong: Age-friendly Design in Healthcare
Date & Time17.10.2019
18:00 - 19:30
LocationAtrium, Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building, CUHK
Lecture by Dr. Fung Hong
Hospitals nowadays are admitted mainly with very old patients. Many of these patients are frail and admitted for multiple medical problems. As people age, there is a gradual decline in muscle strength as well as cognitive and sensory functions. This poses considerable challenges to the design of healthcare facilities with the aim of creating a built environment that is conducive to healing and patient safety. The Institute of Ageing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has identified 10 focus areas in establishing a built environment leading to elderly wellbeing. This lecture illustrates how age-friendly design is incorporated in the CUHK Medical Centre.
Dr. Fung Hong, JP, is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the CUHK Medical Centre, a private teaching hospital wholly owned by CUHK. Dr. Fung is also Professor of Practice in Health Services Management at the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK, where he teaches health services planning, healthcare innovation and technology management, healthcare financing, communications and marketing, and decision making in the School’s master’s and leadership programmes.
The lecture will be conducted in English. Please RSVP by 16 October 2019.