The Central Health group began in 1990 when Dr Lucy Lord, a Cambridge graduate and U.K. trained obstetrician followed her husband to Hong Kong. By 1993 she was delivering 200 babies a year and required the help of a full-time paediatric service. Dr Rulin Fuong joined as a partner in 1996 and they were soon followed by general practice, psychiatry and other services.
The driving force for expansion was led by the need to provide comprehensive cover across all the main areas of a family practice. Dr Lord wanted to offer her patients the same world-class standards that she had trained to deliver in the UK.
All the founding partners had the experience of knowing what a struggle it could be to access good care in Hong Kong. To this day, the Central Health group are united by the principles of providing competent and compassionate care with the utmost integrity.
Maintaining good mental health and recovering from psychological illness is also a cornerstone of our practice. We were the first private clinic to set up a comprehensive mental health service for our patients back in 2005 and we continue to push for better psychiatric care across Hong Kong among our various charitable ventures.