New: Congratulations to Prof. John Leong on his recent appointment as the Chairman of the Hospital Authority. Prof. John Leong Chi-yan, who attended SJC from 1951 and left after U6 in 1960, is the younger brother of SJC Foundation Trustee Dr. Edward Leong Chi Hung. Prof. John Leong is a clinician-scientist in spinal and paediatric orthopaedics and has held numerous positions in public hospitals and universities, the most recent being Open University president. In his first media interview, the veteran surgeon wasted no time in diagnosing the weaknesses of the 20-year-old bureaucracy. We wish him all the best with his new challenges at this crucial time when the Hospital Authority is up for an overhaul, especially when the burning issues such as hospital bed shortages and long waiting queues caused by insufficient medical staffing have become a matter of public concern.