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Epidemic | HKCSS Recruits Health and Nursing Students to Support Residential Care Work to Reduce Manpower Pressure

2022-05-14T13:21:35.893Z

The HKCSS launched the "Youth Nursing Professionals for the Future" project, recruiting post-secondary students in health and nursing-related professional courses, and matching RCHDs and residential care homes for the elderly to participate in frontline care and nursing work, helping the industry to overcome difficulties



The HKCSS launched the "Youth Nursing Professionals for the Future" project, recruiting post-secondary students in health and nursing-related professional courses, and matching RCHDs and residential care homes for the elderly to participate in front-line care and nursing work, helping the industry to tide over difficult times and helping the industry. People living in residential homes are cared for.


Poon Choi-lan, a fourth-year student of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is one of the participating students. She helps care for people with moderate to severe disabilities in residential care homes for the disabled. She said that there is a lack of internships for tertiary students during the epidemic Through the program, you can work in residential care homes and learn more about the operation mode.

She said that when she first arrived at the institution, an autistic inmate beat herself up in front of her. With the help of other staff, she quickly began to familiarize herself with her work, and used the knowledge she learned in the classroom to help take care of the inmates, which made her even better. Have the confidence to face future jobs after graduation.

Poon Choi-lan said that she participated in the "Youth Nursing Professionals for the Future" project in the hope of using the professional knowledge learned in the classroom to help the public. She participated in the care and nursing work at the Fu Hong Society Kai Yuet Adult Training Centre to help take care of moderate to severe patients. For the handicapped, she uses the knowledge of occupational therapy to assess the ability of the residents, and then train them repeatedly until they can complete some self-care work independently.

She pointed out that in the past, most of the internships were held in hospitals, but they were cancelled due to the epidemic. Through the plan, she could go to work in a hospital and learn about its operation mode and how to help patients, which made her more confident in her future work after graduation.

Pan Cailan also recalled that when she first arrived at the center, an autistic resident suddenly walked up to her and started hitting her head, covering her ears from time to time.

Facing the sudden situation, Pan Cailan couldn't help but be startled, and the other co-workers quickly brought the resident back to her seat.

She said that the autistic patient does these behaviors only when he is stimulated because he does not know how to express himself, and from his behavior of covering his ears, it is inferred that he was stimulated by noise, so he made the sound of the TV quieter to calm his emotions.

Pan Cailan pointed out that during the internship, she learned how to get along with patients, which will also help her future development.

Leung Nuo-yao and Ho Shuk-chi, fourth-year students of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Chan Man-xiang, second-year student of the Higher Diploma in General Nursing at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, worked at the Fu Hong Society Kit Hong Home to assist Residents undergo social and physical therapy.

Chen Manxiang said that seeing the shortage of manpower in the fifth wave of the epidemic, "I hope to contribute a little more", and also hope to learn more about the operation of disabled institutions through participating in the plan; Liang Nuoyao mentioned that once Taking the inmates to the hospital for consultation, the inmates kept taking off their masks because they felt unwell during the waiting period, and she kept putting on masks for the friend of the hospital, which made her very unforgettable.

Li Fengyi said that "there is even a child born after class who is not afraid of infection and joins the institution."

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Li Fengyi, director of the rehabilitation service of the HKCSS, said that the fifth wave of the new crown epidemic is very serious, and millions of people are infected, including many staff of the institutions. There are children born after class who are not afraid of infection and join the institution.” She helps take care of the residents, which she admires very much, and none of the participants in the project contracted the virus at work, reflecting their good infection control. In addition to alleviating the pressure of severe manpower shortage in residential care homes during the epidemic, young people who are interested in developing in the residential care home for the disabled and the elderly care home industry can also learn from experience, which is expected to benefit the long-term human resources development of the industry.

The HKCSS received a donation of HK$35 million from Lianfeng Group in early March 2022 to launch the "Youth Nursing Professionals for the Future" program, with the goal of recruiting about 350 post-secondary students studying health and nursing-related professional courses to be matched to all areas in Hong Kong More than 100 government-funded RCHDs and residential care homes for the elderly are involved in frontline care and nursing work, helping the industry to tide over difficult times and providing care for those living in the homes.

At present, 295 students are working in 152 residential care homes for the elderly and persons with disabilities. The employment period is three to four months. The first batch of tertiary students has been hired on March 21. The monthly salary is 28,350 to 32,550 yuan, and the daily salary is Ranging from $1,290 to $1,480.

Government to amend the law to improve the quality of residential care homes, additional 480 nurse supervisors must be hired to strengthen accountability, and limited visits to residential care homes for the elderly will resume on May 13. All residents of residential care homes in Hong Kong will be tested in stages. Epidemic: Department of Painful Experiences

Source: hk1

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