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Special Announcement

Emergency Response Level – Inpatient and Day Procedure

(Effective date: 1 June 2022) 

In response to the latest situation of COVID-19, CUHK Medical Centre (the Hospital) has adopted the following measures with effect from 1 June 2022: 

 

COVID-19 Test Admission Screening for Inpatients and Patients receiving day procedures

Inpatient
  • Inpatients (never contracted or recovering from COVID-19 more than 3 months) are required to provide negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 2 days of admission.  

  • Inpatients recovering from COVID-19 within 3 months:

    • Completed latest quarantine requirements of the Government of HKSAR

    • At least 10 days after symptom onset or 1st positive test (for asymptomatic persons)

    • Negative RAT (self-test)** on day of admission (for inpatients recovering from COVID-19 within 3 months only)

Patients receiving day procedures and their companion
  • Negative RAT (self-test)** on day of procedures or negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 2 days of procedures

  • For patients who have recovered from COVID-19

    • Completed latest quarantine requirements of the Government of HKSAR

    • At least 10 days after symptom onset or 1st positive test (for asymptomatic persons)

The Hospital will provide free COVID-19 testing service for patients with scheduled admission or performing mask off procedures. (Not applicable to HA service deed patients)

For emergency admission, COVID-19 testing service will be charged. 

 

Ward Visiting Arrangement

  • Visiting Hours: 09:00 – 21:00 

  • Visiting Duration: 2 hours per visitor 

  • Visitor Limit: Up to 2 persons per day 

  • Visitors of inpatients should provide a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result which is obtained within 2 days.  

  • For repeated or regular visits, visitors should provide negative COVID-19 PCR test results twice a week.  

  • Requirements for visitors who have recovered from COVID-19:
    • Completed latest quarantine requirements of the Government of HKSAR
    • At least 10 days after symptom onset or 1st positive test (for asymptomatic persons)
    • Negative RAT (self-test)** on day of visit  (For visitors recovering from COVID-19 within 3 months only)
    • For visitors recovering from COVID-19 more than 3 months, PCR test is required 
  • Maintain good personal and hand hygiene practices at all times.
  • Perform hand hygiene before leaving the patient room by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • No eating or drinking during visits, and do not remove the surgical mask at any time inside the hospital.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing during visits.
  • For the sake of patient and visitor safety, ward visits are not allowed for the following persons:
    • Persons who are symptomatic such as fever, respiratory symptoms or sudden loss of smell/ taste at the time of visiting

    • Persons who have travel history outside Hong Kong in the past 14 days*

    • Persons under quarantine, including quarantine at home, hotel, residential care home for elderlies/ disabled

    • Persons under compulsory testing notice and have not completed the series of rapid antigen tests (RAT) or PCR tests, or persons who have completed the test(s) but cannot provide the negative COVID-19 test result(s)

 

Inpatient Companion Arrangement

  • Visitors of inpatients who want to stay overnight should provide a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result which is obtained within 2 days.  

  • For repeated or regular visits, visitors should provide negative COVID-19 PCR test results twice a week.  

  • Requirements for companions who have recovered from COVID-19:
    • Completed latest quarantine requirements of the Government of HKSAR
    • At least 10 days after symptom onset or 1st positive test (for asymptomatic persons)
    • Negative RAT (self-test)** on day of visit  (For companions recovering from COVID-19 within 3 months only)
    • For companions recovering from COVID-19 more than 3 months, PCR test is required 

*Note: No exemption will be granted to any HK entry scheme, e.g Return2HK, Come2HK and Hong Kong Health Code etc.

**Note: RAT kit must be among the recognised RAT kits listed on the Government website. 

 
Please note that the above-mentioned measures are subject to change in accordance with the epidemic situation without prior notice and CUHKMC reserves the rights for final decision.