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13Jan 2023

Cessation of CUHK Medical Centre Designated Isolation Ward; Continue to support Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic efforts

In accordance with the latest recommendation on infection control measures for COVID-19 issued by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) will cease its designated isolation ward starting from 16 January 2023.

According to the latest CHP recommendation, COVID-19 patients can be treated in an area with good ventilation, not necessarily in an isolation room. Following the recommendation, CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) will convert the designated isolation ward to a general ward. After the conversion, the ward will continue to admit COVID-19 patients referred from public hospitals or on self-financed basis. The ward will also admit orthopaedic and medical patients referred from public hospitals in segregated designated areas.

In addition, since the number of COVID-19 patients seeking out-patient service is decreasing, the COVID Medical Station will be closed. CUHKMC will continue to provide telemedicine service to the COVID-19 patients in need.

Dr. Hong FUNG, Chief Executive Officer, CUHKMC, said, “The changes are made according to the Government’s latest recommendation on infection control measures. In order to relieve the pressure and burden on public hospitals and offer help in combating the epidemic, CUHKMC will continue to provide support to the Hospital Authority with 32 beds for referred COVID-19 patients and 18 beds for recovering orthopaedic and medical patients. As a member of the health system, CUHKMC will continue to serve the community with professionalism and perseverance as always, and to safeguard health of the public.”