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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 26. No. 2, 2021

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2021;26:111-115

Contemporary Practice in Paediatrics

Combating the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Paediatric Infectious Disease Centre

PQ Mak, GT Chua, JS Rosa Duque, JSC Wong, ICS Lam, KKY Lau, PSP Kong, CC Shek, J Kwok, KKW To, CB Chow, YL Lau, P Ip, MYW Kwan


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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