WESTERN PACIFIC REGION NURSING/MIDWIFERY DATABANK

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1.

Historical events in nursing and midwifery

(e.g. milestones in the development of

nursing, midwifery)

1904

The first midwifery training school was set up.

1905

Commencement of hospital-based general nurse training.

1910

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The Midwives Registration Ordinance, Cap. 162 was enacted.

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The Midwives Board of Hong Kong was established.

1931

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The Nurses Registration Ordinance, Cap. 164 was enacted.

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The Nursing Board of Hong Kong was established.

1954

Training of nurses to become health visitors

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which formed the foundation of public

health nurses, by the Government of Hong Kong as an in-service training programme

at the School of Public Health Nursing.

1960

Training of psychiatric nurses commenced.

1970

The Enrolled Nurses (Enrolment and Disciplinary Procedure) Regulations were subsumed

under the Nurses Registration Ordinance, Cap. 164.

1978

Training of community nurses commenced.

1990

Full-time pre-registration undergraduate course for Registered Nurses started in local

university.

1991

Post-registration undergraduate course for Registered Nurses started in local university.

1992

The original certificate course of health nursing organised by the Government of

Hong Kong for Registered Nurses was renamed and upgraded to a 9-month diploma

course in public health nursing studies at the School of Public Health Nursing of the

Department of Health.

1999

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The Nursing Board of Hong Kong was renamed as Nursing Council of Hong Kong.

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The Midwives Board of Hong Kong was renamed as Midwives Council of Hong Kong.

2002

In-service training of public health nurses in the Department of Health was replaced by

undergraduate and post-graduate courses in local universities.

2006

Nurse leaders from both clinical and academic arenas initiated the formation of a

Preparatory Committee to promote and prepare for the establishment of the Hong Kong

Academy of Nursing, which aimed to promote excellence in nursing through regulating

specialist nursing practice.

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Regulations and Laws

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Act or Law

Regulation focus Target Nurse categories Title of Act or Law Year Regulatory authority

Registration and Disciplinary Procedure

Registered Nurses (General) Registered Nurses (Psychiatric) Registered Nurses (Mental Sub-normal) Registered Nurses (Sick Children)

The Nurses Registration Ordinance (NRO), Cap.164

enacted in 1931 Nursing Council of Hong Kong

Registration and Disciplinary Procedure

Enrolled Nurses (General) Enrolled Nurses (Psychiatric)

The Nurses Registration Ordinance (NRO), Cap.164

subsumed under NRO in 1970 Nursing Council of Hong Kong Reference: http://www.nchk.org.hk/en/the_nurses_registration_ordinance_cap_164/index.html Registration and Disciplinary Procedure

Registered Midwife The Midwives Registration Ordinance, Cap.162

enacted in 1910 Midwives Council of Hong Kong Reference: http://www.mwchk.org.hk/ordinance/index.htm

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Regulatory authority

Authority Address Phone No. Fax No. E-mail

The Nursing Council of Hong Kong

1st Floor, Shun Feng International Centre 182 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

(852) 2527 8351

(852) 2527 2277

ncmcdh@netvigator.com

The Midwives Council of Hong Kong

1st Floor, Shun Feng International Centre 182 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

(852) 2527 8351

(852) 2527 2277

ncmcdh@netvigator.com

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Nursing, Midwifery Associations

Name of Association Address Phone No. Fax No. E-mail

College of Nursing, Hong Kong 12 & 13/F., Hyde Centre 221-226 Gloucester Road Wanchai, Hong Kong

(852) 2572 9255

(852) 2838 6280

info@cnhk.org.hk

Hong Kong Midwives Association D1–D2, 13/F., Hyde Centre 221-226 Gloucester Road Wanchai, Hong Kong

(852) 2893 8800

(852) 2572 5329

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4.

Nurse, Midwife leaders and/or focal points

Name and position title Organization and Address Phone No. Fax No. E-mail

Ms Sannie CHAN Principal Nursing Officer

Department of Health

Rm 28, 17/F, Wu Chung House 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai Hong Kong (852) 2961 8661 (852) 2573 6856 sannie_chan@dh.gov.hk Ms Sylvia FUNG Chief Manager (Nursing)/

Chief Nurse Executive

Hospital Authority

Nursing Services Department Hospital Authority Building

47B Argyle Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong (852) 2300 6873

(852) 2890 2643

fungyks@ha.org.hk

Prof Samantha PANG Professor and Head

School of Nursing,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University GH507a, School of Nursing

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services

(852) 2766 6409

(852) 2330 5140

hsspang@inet.polyu.edu.hk

Prof Samantha PANG Chairman

The Nursing Council of Hong Kong 1st Floor, Shun Feng International Centre, 182 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

(852) 2527 8351 (852) 2527 2277 ncmcdh@netvigator.com Ms NG Wai-ying, Judy Chairman

The Midwives Council of Hong Kong 1st Floor, Shun Feng International Centre, 182 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

(852) 2527 8351

(852) 2527 2277

ncmcdh@netvigator.com

Prof Agnes TIWARI Head

School of Nursing

The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine 4/F, Academic & Administration Block Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Building, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

(852) 2819 2629

(852) 2872 6079

afytiwar@hku.hk

Prof Diana LEE Director & Professor of Nursing

The Nethersole School of Nursing The Chinese University of Hong Kong 7/F Esther Lee Building,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

(852) 2609 6227

(852) 2994 2107

tzefanlee@cuhk.edu.hk

The Hon Dr Joseph LEE Associate Professor & Programme Leader (Nursing)

School of Science and Technology The Open University of Hong Kong 30 Good Shepherd Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong

(852) 2768 6818

(852) 2789 1170

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Ms June LUI President

College of Nursing, Hong Kong 12 & 13/F., Hyde Centre

221-226 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (852) 2572 9255 (852) 2838 6280 info@cnhk.org.hk Ms Sylvia FUNG Chairman

Hong Kong Midwives Association D1 – D2, 13/F., Hyde Centre, 221 - 226 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

(852) 2893 8800

(852) 2572 5329

midwives@netvigator.com

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Categories and functions of nurses, midwives

Category Entry requirement Length of training

Level/ Credential

Description

Registered Nurses (General) Registered Nurses

(Psychiatric)

Completion of a

Pre-registration nursing programme provided by a training school gazetted and accredited by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong

3 - 4 years Higher Diploma (3 years) or a Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

Nursing programmes provided by the gazetted training schools (3 years) or universities (4 years). The duration of nursing programmes provided by universities will be expanded to 5 years upon the implementation of the New Academic Structure (NAS) of 3-year junior and 3-year senior secondary education with the first cohort of students who will complete the NAS in 2012. Enrolled Nurses (General)

Enrolled Nurses (Psychiatric)

Completion of a Pre-enrolment nursing programme provided by a training school gazetted and accredited by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong

2 years Certificate or Diploma / Higher Diploma

Nursing programmes provided by the gazetted training schools

(List of gazetted training schools in Hong Kong:

http://www.nchk.org.hk/en/pre_enrolment_pre_registration_nursing_training/index.html)

Registered Midwife Completion of a

post-registration midwifery training programme in School of Midwifery of the Prince of Wales Hospital gazetted and accredited by the Midwives Council of Hong Kong.

18 months Post-registration Diploma in Midwifery

To undertake the 18-month midwifery training programme, the candidate has to be a Registered Nurse registered with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.

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Nursing and Midwifery Education

(include a diagrammatic illustration if available and

the total number of nursing and midwifery schools)

Registered Nurse Training Institutes (total nos.: 8)

1. The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong 2. School of Nursing, the University of Hong Kong

3. School of Nursing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

4. School of Science and Technology, the Open University of Hong Kong

5. The School of Professional and Continuing Education, the University of Hong Kong 6. School of Nursing, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

7. School of Nursing, Caritas Medical Centre 8. School of Nursing, Tuen Mun Hospital

Enrolled Nurse Training Institutes (total nos.: 10) 1. School of Nursing, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital 2. School of Nursing, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital 3. School of Nursing, St. Teresa’s Hospital

4. School of Science and Technology, the Open University of Hong Kong 5. School of Nursing, Castle Peak Hospital

6. School of Nursing, Grantham Hospital 7. School of Nursing, Kowloon Hospital

8. School of Nursing, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital 9. School of Nursing, Prince of Wales Hospital

10. School of Nursing, United Christian Hospital Midwifery School : (total no.: 1)

The School of Midwifery of the Prince of Wales Hospital (under the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong)

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Resources available (e.g. practice guidelines, standards, policies on

nursing/midwifery workforce)

Subject/Title Year

published

Description Contact (Name,

Address, Phone No., Fax No., E-mail,

etc.)

Code of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics for Nurses in Hong Kong

Core Competencies of Registered Nurse (General), Registered Nurse (Psychiatric), Enrolled Nurse (General) and Enrolled Nurse (Psychiatric)

Manual for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) System

2002

currently under review

2011

(Please refer to the website of Nursing Council of Hong Kong at:

http://www.nchk.org.hk/en/ core_competencies_and_ref erence_guides/index.html

for details )

The Nursing Council of Hong Kong

1st Floor, Shun Feng International Centre 182 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong Phone: (852) 2527 8351 Fax: (852) 2527 2277 E-mail:

ncmcdh@netvigator.com

Nos. 5 – 10 under the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong

Nos. 6 - 8 under the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong

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Conduct and Practice in Midwifery

Core Competencies for Registered Midwives

Manual for Post-registration Education in Midwifery (PEM) Scheme

2000

2010

2011

(Please refer to the website of Midwives Council of Hong Kong at:

http://www.mwchk.org.hk/

for details)

The Midwives Council of Hong Kong

1st Floor, Shun Feng International Centre 182 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong Phone: (852) 2527 8351 Fax: (852) 2527 2277 E-mail:

ncmcdh@netvigator.com

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Main nursing and midwifery issues/priorities:

At present, we face a shortage of nursing manpower including the recruitment and retention of nurses to work in public and private hospitals. Moreover, while there has been a sharp rise on the demand for midwives to provide obstetric service, the number of midwives has been decreasing and will further decrease upon retirement of experienced nurses with midwifery qualification in the coming years.

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Important policies or strategies needed:

The Government will ensure an adequate supply of nurses through various measures including encouraging tertiary institutions to increase student places and strengthen nursing training programmes provided by the Hospital Authority. The Hospital Authority will also implement a series of measures to strengthen the workforce and improve retention of nurses. Besides, there is an urgent need to attract more nurses to undertake midwifery training for the purpose of meeting enormous demand for maternity services.

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