Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
The new Department is built on the firm foundation laid by the dedicated clinicians, teachers and researchers who have served the Division of Otorhinolaryngology within the University's Department of Surgery. I am particularly excited by the fact that we are the first single unit in Hong Kong and Asia that is able to offer a full one-stop service for people with a great variety of hearing disorders. An enhanced focus will also lead to more convenient and higher quality services, since we will be able to ensure the strictest adherence to the specific clinical and administrative standards demanded of their particular specialty. In addition, in an independent department, their strong empathy with their patients can be fully supported by providing them with the very best in information and education to help them deal with severe and long drawn out challenges.
The newly constituted Department will also commit to a strong and varied multidisciplinary research programme that can support really comprehensive provision for people in need. Their overarching aim takes us well beyond the successful treatment of illness to new insights into head, neck and throat cancers and the enhancement of human communication by means of the latest technologies and refinements in scientific knowledge.