The new crown pneumonia epidemic is severe, with 164 new confirmed cases today, a new high for the fifth wave of the epidemic.
In order to increase the isolation measures, the Hospital Authority announced today that it is actively preparing to reopen Halls 9 and 11, providing a total of 500 additional beds to receive patients.
Ho Wan-xia, Chief Administrative Manager (Patient Safety and Risk Management) of the Hospital Authority, said that due to the urgent need for manpower to take care of patients due to the addition of community treatment facilities, she appealed to retirees, working in the private medical system and part-time medical nurses to join the HA's optional part-time scheme.
The two exhibition halls of AWE have been used to open two more halls
The new crown virus epidemic in Hong Kong is severe, and the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 100 for several consecutive days.
At present, most people with mild illness after being diagnosed will be sent to the Hong Kong Infection Control Center of North Lantau Hospital and Asia-World-Expo at the airport for treatment.
In view of the severe epidemic situation, Ho Yuen-xia said today that the HA foresees that the demand for community treatment facilities will increase greatly in the future. Therefore, the HA will actively prepare for the reopening of AWE in addition to the opening of Halls 8 and 10 of the AWE Community Treatment Facilities. Community Treatment Facility Halls 9 and 11 provide a total of 500 additional beds to receive patients with mild or recovering new coronary pneumonia.
She said more medical staff, especially nurses, would be needed to open up community treatment facilities.
The HA has now begun to actively recruit a large number of part-time staff. The HA will provide relevant training and adequate personal protection facilities to the relevant medical staff. It calls for retirement, working in the private medical system and part-time medical staff to join the HA's optional part-time plan .
He Wanxia also said that as of 9:00 today, 32 patients have recovered and been discharged from the hospital. At present, 662 patients are still in the North Lantau Infection Control Center, the Public Hospital of the Hospital Authority, the AWE Community Treatment Facility and the public hospital. stability.
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