Hong Kong – Cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in North District Hospital

Cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in North District Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:



     The spokesperson for North District Hospital (NDH) made the following announcement today (July 19):

 

     An 89-year-old male patient in a surgical ward of NDH was infected with Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) on July 15.

 

     In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, the hospital has conducted contact tracing investigation. Three more male patients (aged 62 to 86) were found to be VRE carriers and asymptomatic. All patients are being treated under isolation with stable condition.

 

     The ward concerned has adopted the following enhanced infection control measures:

  1. Enhanced hand hygiene and stringent contact precautions;
  2. Enhanced attention to contamination-prone procedures; and
  3. Enhanced disinfection and cleaning of the ward concerned.


 

     The hospital will closely monitor the situation of the ward concerned. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Hong Kong – Cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in Kwong Wah Hospital

Cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases in Kwong Wah Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

 

     The spokesperson for Kwong Wah Hospital made the following announcement today (June 6):

      

     A 71-year-old male surgical in-patient was infected with Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) on May 30. In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, the hospital commenced contact tracing. Four more male patients (aged 60 to 84) were confirmed to be VRE carriers but without clinical symptoms. Three of the male patients have been discharged earlier, while a 65-year-old male patient is still hospitalised in stable condition. The above-mentioned 71-year-old patient is in critical condition due to his underlying disease.

      

     The ward concerned has adopted the following enhanced infection control measures:

 

1.    Enhanced hand hygiene and stringent contact precautions;

2.    Enhanced attention to contamination-prone procedures; and

3.    Enhanced disinfection and cleansing of the ward concerned.

 

     The hospital will closely monitor the situation of the ward concerned. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Hong Kong – Cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases at Tuen Mun Hospital

Cluster of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci cases at Tuen Mun Hospital

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) made the following announcement today (August 21):

     A 89-year-old male patient in a medical rehabilitation ward of TMH was confirmed to carry Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) on August 18. In accordance with the prevailing infection control guidelines, the hospital has conducted contact tracing for the index patient. Three more male patients (aged 59 to 86) were found to be VRE carriers but without clinical symptoms. Four patients are still hospitalised under isolation with stable condition.

     The ward concerned has adopted the following enhanced infection control measures:
 

  1. Enhanced hand hygiene and stringent contact precautions;
  2. Enhanced attention to contamination-prone procedures; and
  3. Enhanced disinfection and cleaning of the concerned ward.

     The hospital will continue the enhanced infection control measures and closely monitor the situation of the ward. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up.