Hospital Authority to form committee on reviewing public hospital policies
The hospital authority will invite experts to improve policy direction in hospitals.
To improve policy direction in public hospitals, the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong declared that it will form a committee that will invite experts from its board members, engineering, and corporate communication experts.
The committee will review the “maintenance of medical equipment and facilities in public hospitals and provide advice on the authority's policy direction for handling such issues.”
Review will include the response and overall management process of several incidents linked to “hospital maintenance work, the prevailing procedures and reporting mechanism between the HA Head Office and hospitals as well as the internal and external communications when these incidents occurred in public hospitals.”
The committee is also required to offer recommendations to the authority within three months.
All HA’s clusters and hospitals are also mandated to complete a preliminary inspection of the facilities within one month and strengthen the existing facility maintenance work.