The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
The spokesperson for Siu Lam Hospital (SLH) made the following announcement today (April 12):
patients (aged 41 to 48) in a female ward for the severely
intellectually disabled had presented with respiratory symptoms since
April 8. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patients and
their test results were positive for Influenza A. The patients concerned
are being treated under isolation with stable condition.
to the ward has been suspended and restricted visiting has been
imposed. Infection control measures have already been stepped up
according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward
concerned are under close surveillance.
The cases have been
reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health
Protection for necessary follow-up.