Human Health Holdings Limited (“Human Health” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; stock code: 1419), is pleased to announce that the Actmax Limited (the indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company) has been awarded the tender for the 3-year “Pilot Rehabilitation Programme for Employees Injured at Work” (the “Pilot Programme”) launched by the Labour Department and has formed a strategic partnership with CUHK Medical Centre (“CUHKMC”) to participate in the Pilot Programme. The Pilot Programme is rolled out today (23rd September 2022). It aims to provide timely and well-coordinated private out-patient rehabilitation treatment services for injured construction employees who have been absent or are expected to be absent from work for six weeks or more because of the work injury, so as to prevent their injury from developing into chronic illness and facilitate their early recovery and return to work.
The cost of the Pilot Programme is mainly borne by the Government. Human Health estimates that the total amount involved is approximately HK$310 million. The actual expenditure will depend on factors such as the number of injured employees participating in the Pilot Programme and their service needs. A Work Injury Rehabilitation Office (“WIRO”) is established under the Pilot Programme and the Group is responsible for its daily operations and management. There are over 70 rehabilitation treatment service points across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, to provide greater convenience for participants. The Pilot Programme covers case management services and rehabilitation treatment services including medical treatment (provided by general practitioners, specialists in orthopaedics or specialist in occupational and environmental medicine), physiotherapy, occupational therapy, imaging examination service and electrodiagnostic testing service. The Labour Department will, based on the reported work injury cases, preliminarily identify suitable injured construction employees and contact them to introduce the Pilot Programme. The Labour Department will,with the consent of the injured employees, pass their information to WIRO to follow up on the procedures for participation. Each participant will be followed up and arranged to receive early rehabilitation treatment by a designated case manager.
The strategic partnership formed between Human Health and CUHKMC will synergise Human Health’s mature administrative management experience and strong operation network, with CUHKMC’s professionalism in rehabilitation, as well as clinical quality assurance and personnel training.
Mr. Chan Kin Ping, BBS, JP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Human Health, said, “We are very honored to participate in the Pilot Programme and join hands with CUHKMC through establishing the strategic partnership. Human Health has always been dedicated to providing Hong Kong citizens with diversified and comprehensive professional medical services, and CUHKMC is also experienced in providing quality and transparent medical services to the Hong Kong citizens. We believe that such collaboration will enable both parties to provide high-quality rehabilitation services to the injured construction employees and thereby bringing benefits to both injured employees and employers and the community as a whole. In addition, it is believed that the Pilot Programme will provide foundation for the Group to develop its rehabilitation services and further facilitate the development of the medical services of the Group as well as strengthen its collaboration with the Hong Kong Government.”
Dr. FUNG Hong, Chief Executive Officer of CUHKMC said, “Through this partnership, we hope the injured construction employees can receive timely professional diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, so that they can return to work and resume normal life as early as possible. The Pilot Programme relieves public hospitals’ pressure in work injury treatment and rehabilitation service, and helps promote the concept of ‘early treatment’ among employers and employees, so that both of them will understand the importance of receiving rehabilitation treatment in a timely manner.”