School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Established in 1999, the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is a pioneer in Chinese medicine education, research and provision of healthcare services in the tertiary education sector in Hong Kong.
Apart from being the pioneer of Chinese medicine higher education in Hong Kong, it currently directly operates nine Chinese medicine clinics and one disease prevention centre, with nearly a hundred Chinese medicine practitioners who have handled nearly three million patient visits over the years.
Established in 2018, the HKBU-Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre is Hong Kong’s first Chinese Medicine Prevention and Health Management Centre that has a goal of “preventing diseases from occurring; speeding up recovery from minor illness; and preventing chronic disease progression”. It provides quality medical and healthcare services with modern Chinese medicine technology and methods, along with comprehensive public education on practical health management knowledge, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life in the general public.
Recently being selected by the Hong Kong Government as the contractor for the service deed of Hong Kong's first Chinese Medicine Hospital (CMH), which will be operational in 2025, six major specialist areas, including internal medicine, external medicine, gynaecology, paediatrics, acupuncture and moxibustion as well as orthopaedics and traumatology, and numerous centres for special diseases will be set up. The CMH will also facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration in different areas. This will include Chinese medicine collaborations in the Greater Bay Area, and among the Belt and Road countries and the global community; collaborations between Chinese medicine and the professional disciplines of Western medicine, nursing and physiotherapy to enhance disease prevention and treatment standards; and the strengthening of collaborations between the Government, industry, academia and research bodies to expedite knowledge transfer.