Gov’t to aid hospital beds review

July 11, 2019

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today said the Government will work with the Ombudsman to facilitate its investigation on the use of low-charge beds at two private hospitals.


Speaking to reporters, Prof Chan said the Department of Health had given comments and suggestions to the private hospitals on how to make the best use of the beds.


She added the Hospital Authority used some of these low-charge beds during the flu season.


“We understand that the Ombudsman is now going to have an investigation on the use of these beds. We will continue to work with the Ombudsman and provide data and also information to facilitate the investigation.”


When asked if the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has any plans to deal with the "Lennon Walls", Prof Chan said the department is looking into the environmental hygiene of different districts.


“If there are any complaints against the situation whereby it will cause any environmental hygiene problems, then the food and environmental hygiene staff will make an assessment and see how best to take forward (the matter).”

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