Department of Health (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong's Department of Health is responsible for healthcare policies and the provision of basic healthcare services and established in 1939. The public hospitals are managed by the department's Hospital Authority. The department reports to the Food and Health Bureau.

Department of Health
衞生署
Agency overview
Headquarters21/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East Wan Chai Hong Kong Island
Employees4,669
Annual budgetHK$$5.3012 billion (2012–13)
Agency executive
  • Dr Constance Chan, JP, Director of Health
Parent agencyFood and Health Bureau
Websitewww.dh.gov.hk
Department of Health
Traditional Chinese衞生署

The department is headed by the Director of Health, a position currently held by Dr Hon Yee Chan.