Contemporary Practice in Paediatrics
Combating the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Paediatric Infectious Disease Centre
Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in late December 2019, and escalation of the public hospital infectious disease outbreak response level to the highest "emergency" level three days after two COVID-19 cases were diagnosed on 22 January 2020, all public hospitals implemented a series of isolation policies, rescheduled clinical services and mobilised resources to support frontline clinical staff. This article reviewed these multi-level policies adopted in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital, which have ensured that the healthcare system was not overwhelmed and frontline staff was not over-stressed and infected.
Keyword : Coronavirus; Hospital; Infection Control; Paediatrics; Policy
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