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First non-local doctors hired overseas to start working in Hong Kong this month

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First batch of non-local doctors recruited overseas to start working in Hong Kong public hospitals this month

Positions have been offered to more than 100 non-local doctors following recruitment exercises in Britain and Australia earlier this year, Hospital Authority official saysScheme under which mainland medical professionals work in Hong Kong’s public hospitals for up to a year will also become a regular programmeHong Kong healthcare and hospitalsElizabeth CheungPublished: 8:00am, 20 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

The first 10 non-local doctors recruited overseas in a recent drive will start working in Hong Kong’s public hospitals this month, officials have revealed, as the healthcare sector scrambles to ease labour shortages by tapping various sources.

A separate scheme under which medical professionals from mainland China work in Hong Kong’s public hospitals for up to a year will also become a regular programme.

‘Cross-border health services can ease burden on Hong Kong’s public hospitals’

But the Hospital Authority declined to reveal more details about future developments of the Greater Bay Area Healthcare Talents Visiting Programmes, saying discussions with the mainland were in progress.

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