School of Chinese Medicine strengthens elderly services with support from Hong Kong Jockey Club

08 March 2021

HKBU’s School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) has received funding totalling about HK$10 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (the Trust) to enhance two SCM service programmes. These are the “Elderly Sponsorship Scheme of the Jockey Club ‘Embrace Health’ Chinese Medicine Programme” and the online “Chinese Medicine Video Enquiry Service” offered by the Hong Kong Baptist University ‒ Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre. It is expected that about 18,000 elderly people will benefit from these programmes.

Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Director and Chair Professor of the Clinical Division at SCM, expressed his gratitude for the Trust’s support. “SCM is committed to providing quality Chinese medicine education, research and healthcare services. The support of the Trust allows us to further strengthen our clinical services, and it will benefit more elderly people in need,” he said.

The eligible age of applicants for the Elderly Sponsorship Scheme has been lowered to 60 or above, while the maximum full-rate and half-rate subsidies per consultation have been raised to HK$800 and HK$400 respectively. For the “Chinese Medicine Video Enquiry Service”, elders can have a 10-minute health consultation using Zoom after making a telephone appointment (Tel: 3793 3428). Participants will receive two complementary packs of health-preserving decoction or herbal tea after consultation.

For more details, please visit the programme website.

You may also click here to view a short video about the “Elderly Sponsorship Scheme of the Jockey Club ‘Embrace Health’ Chinese Medicine Programme”.