The Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (HKAN) expressed heartfelt appreciation to Li Ka Shing Foundation for the generous donation of $5 million. This is very timely in supporting the relocation of office from the Princes Margaret Hospital which will undergo re-development to a new site. The donation will be used for the construction and fitting out works of the new site for office and classrooms, as well as purchase of furniture and equipment for teaching and office setups.
The donation is invaluable to support our mission of enabling continuing education to advance the specialty nursing practice and our vision to excel advanced practice nursing. The new site will serve as an activity hub for all 14 Academy Colleges of HKAN to conduct regular training and fellowship examination. With our own teaching site, HKAN would continue to facilitate the Colleges to collaborate with the Schools of Nursing of local and international tertiary educational institutes and universities to offer high level educational programs.
This donation fund contributes to the betterment of the teaching and learning facilities, thus, HKAN will be able to offer more advanced practice courses to address the huge educational demand to meet the rapid advancement in nursing knowledges, the healthcare needs of the population as well as the health policy initiatives of the government and Greater Bay Area.
Once again, The HKAN would like to express our deepest appreciation to Li Ka Shing Foundation for the philanthropic support to enhance the competence of nurses for improving the health of the public especially the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.