People get off a designated taxi transporting patients to a designated clinic for COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong’s Shau Kei Wan area on Feb 19, 2022. (BERTHA WANG / AFP)
HONG KONG – The Hospital Authority has announced that eight clinics designated for COVID-19 confirmed cases will cease operation on Thursday and resume general out-patient clinic (GOPC) services from the following day.
In addition, Tsing Yi Cheung Hong GOPC will resume night clinic services the same day, according to a government press release.
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"The Hospital Authority has been closely monitoring the epidemic situation and has adjusted its services in accordance with the epidemic developments,” said a HA spokesperson.
The 15 designated clinics will continue to provide services and support for confirmed patients in the community.
Patients and their carers can make an appointment with a designated clinic by calling the respective clinic during the booking and service hours, or booking via the "Book DC" function in the authority’s one-stop mobile application HA Go.
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As at 5 pm on May 10, the designated clinics had provided for total 122,600 attendances. Among them, about 17,400 attendances were from appointments made via the Care Booking Line for high-risk patients, the release added.