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- Visiting Medical Practitioner Service for Residential Care Homes

Visiting Medical Practitioner Service for Residential Care Homes

 
Introduction
 
  To enhance the service quality of private and self-financing RCHEs and RCHDs, the Social Welfare Department provides Visiting Medical Practitioner Service to the residents of all private and self-financing RCHEs and RCHDs, so as to promote proactive management of seasonal influenza and other episodic illnesses for improvement of the general health of the residents and to reduce their reliance on the public healthcare system.
 
 
Service Scope
 
 
  • on-site medical treatment and management of episodic illness and sub-acute problems of the Service Users;
  • regular health assessment and medical examination of the Service Users;
  • assessment on the formulation of care plans having regard to the health conditions of the Service Users, including the use of restraint, other rehabilitative or assistive devices;
  • advice on maintaining proper records of health conditions of the Service Users, including medication records;
  • telephone consultation on the management of acute medical conditions of the Service Users; and
  • training to staff of RCHs on health care and infection control.
 
 
Fee
 
  Free of charge (including medication consultation and medicines)
 
 
Service Operator of Designated Cluster
 
 
Designated Cluster Service Operator Enquiry Number
Hong Kong East Cluster
(Eastern and Wan Chai)
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service 5211 7345
Hong Kong West Cluster
(Central & Western, Southern and Islands)
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals 2884 9044
Kowloon Central Cluster
(Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong)
The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon 2361 1328
Kowloon East Cluster
(Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Sai Kung)
Christian Family Service Centre 2950 8101
Kowloon West (1) Cluster
(Sham Shui Po)
Christian Family Service Centre 2950 8101
Kowloon West (2) Cluster
(Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing)
Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service 2337 9433
New Territories East Cluster
(Sha Tin, Tai Po and North)
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service 5211 7345
New Territories West Cluster
(Tuen Mun and Yuen Long)
Pok Oi Hospital 2479 8112
 
  For general enquiry, please contact Licensing and Regulation Branch of the Social Welfare Department (Tel: 3793 4180)
 
 
Briefing sessions were organised by the Social Welfare Department on 14-26 September 2018 for all private and self-financing RCHEs and RCHDs in eight clusters to introduce the Visiting Medical Practitioner Service for Residential Care Homes.
 
  • Powerpoint presentation for the Briefing Sessions
    (Chinese version only)
PDF Document  PDF Document