Hong Kong – Update on United Christian Hospital Candida auris cluster

Update on United Christian Hospital Candida auris cluster

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on Candida auris carrier cases, the spokesperson for United Christian Hospital (UCH) gave the following update today (February 3):
      
     Following a contact tracing investigation, one more female patient aged 83 in the geriatric ward was identified as a carrier of Candida auris without signs of infection. She is in stable condition and is now being treated in isolation.

     The UCH will continue the contact tracing investigation of close contacts of the patient in accordance with the prevailing guidelines. A series of enhanced infection control measures have already been adopted to prevent the spread of Candida auris:
 
1.  Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the ward concerned;
2.  Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures; and
3.  Application of stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene of staff, patients and visitors.
 
     The UCH has reported the case to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for follow up and will continue to closely monitor the situation.
 

Hong Kong – Update on Queen Mary Hospital missing patient incident

Update on Queen Mary Hospital missing patient incident

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesman for Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) made the following update today (January 15) regarding a patient leaving the hospital without notification earlier:
 
     A 32-year-old male patient left the QMH Accident and Emergency Department without notifying hospital staff on January 12. The hospital contacted him at around 11.50am today and will continue to follow up on his condition.
 

Hong Kong – Update on United Christian Hospital missing patient incident

Update on United Christian Hospital missing patient incident

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
 
     The spokesman for United Christian Hospital (UCH) made the following update today (December 16) regarding a patient leaving the hospital without notification:
      
     The 35-year-old female patient who left the hospital earlier this morning without notification has returned to the ward shortly after 7pm tonight.

Hong Kong – Update on cluster of Candida auris cases in Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Update on cluster of Candida auris cases in Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     ​Regarding an earlier announcement on Candida auris carrier cases, the spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital gave the following update today (December 4):

     Following a contact tracing investigation, one more male patient, aged 90, in the surgical ward was identified as a carrier of Candida auris while not having signs of infection. He is in stable condition and is now being treated in isolation.

     The hospital will continue the contact tracing investigation of close contacts of the patient in accordance with the prevailing guidelines. A series of enhanced infection control measures have already been adopted to prevent the spread of Candida auris:
 

  1. Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the ward concerned;
  2. Enhanced admission screening for patients and environmental screening procedures; and
  3. Application of stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene of staff and patients.

     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation of the patient. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Hong Kong – Update on Cluster of Candida auris cases in Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Update on Cluster of Candida auris cases in Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding an earlier announcement on Candida auris carrier cases, the spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) gave the following update today (August 29):
 
     Following a contact tracing investigation, one more male patient aged 57 in the High Dependency Unit of Department of Neurosurgery was also identified as a carrier of Candida auris while not having signs of infection. He is in stable condition and now being treated under isolation.
 
     The hospital will continue the contact tracing investigation of close contacts of the patient in accordance with the prevailing guidelines. A series of enhanced infection control measures have already been adopted to prevent the spread of Candida auris:
 

  1. Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the wards concerned;
  2. Enhanced admission screening for patients and environmental screening procedures; and
  3. Application of stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene of staff and patients.

 
     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation of the patient. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.