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Background & Mission

Background

Established in 1972 as a not-for-profit medical organization, United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service (UCN) is a sub-organization of United Christian Medical Service. (United Christian Medical Service is a sister organization of Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital)

UCN builds on a lineage of predecessor organization, namely 'Kwun Tong Community Health Project' and 'Nethersole Community Health Service', which were the pioneers of community healthcare service in Hong Kong. With the root stretching back to 1972, 'Kwun Tong Community Health Project' established the first Community Health Centre at Sau Mau Ping, providing the public with health promotion, education, prevention, diagnostic treatment, rehabilitation and community support services. 'Nethersole Community Health Service', another ancestor of UCN, started to provide similar kind of primary health service in Tai Po. The two projects implemented smoothly and beneficiaries grew with each passing day, which laid a good foundation for further development of primary health care in Hong Kong. Sharing a common vision, the abovementioned organizations merged on 1 April 1997 and renamed to 'United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service'.

UCN aims at enhancing health and wellbeing for all ages by offering professional and comprehensive medical services to the general public at affordable prices. Through its 8 community health centres, UCN offers family medicine, Chinese medicine, dental care, health maintenance, community nutrition, clinical psychology, physiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, pathology laboratory, disease prevention, health promotion, education, rehabilitation and social services to the public, achieving our mission of 'Leading a Healthy Life'.

Mission

To serve with compassion, and loving care from the people to the community, striving to achieve holistic health for all.

Vision

To lead and excel in community health services.

Core Values

  • Primary health is the foundation of holistic health
  • Everybody must be treated with respect and dignity
  • Teamwork, partnership and community involvement are keys to success
  • Accountability, service quality and continuous improvement are the responsibilities of both staff and management
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