North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre brought into action tomorrow

Local | 25 Feb 2021 5:14 pm

The North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre will be brought into action tomorrow and will start admission of COVID-19 confirmed patients with suitable clinical conditions in the morning.

The center will first open a ward with 48 isolation beds tomorrow to admit COVID-19 confirmed patients, aged between 16 and 65, with mild or moderate clinical conditions.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, visited the center today and officiated at the service commencement ceremony together with Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR Qiu Hong and the HA Chairman Henry Fan.

The Hospital Authority’s Kowloon West Cluster will be responsible for the management and operation of the center, progressively take over the patients staying in the community treatment facility for more efficient deployment of manpower and resources.

The center is equipped with a total of 816 isolation beds. Unlike the community treatment facility in an exhibition hall, all wards are equipped with hospital-grade isolation facilities, which can help alleviate the pressure for isolation beds in public hospitals.

As for the laboratory at the medical center, it is able to handle a maximum of 1,500 specimens per day and augment the overall laboratory capacity of public hospitals by about 15 percent, according to a spokesman of the Hospital Authority.

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