The Hospital Authority (HA) runs two Occupational Health Centres (OHCs) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital to provide immediate and follow-up medical treatment for government employees suffering from injury on duty (IOD) or occupational diseases (OD). Their services cover physiotherapy, occupational therapy and simple wound management.
Police Constable (PC) Cheung Chi-kit from the Police Dog Unit was bitten in his left hand by a police dog in April. On the suggestion of a Welfare Officer, he approached OHC at QEH for cross-specialist treatment. The doctors developed a treatment plan for him and a case manager regularly assessed the progress of his recovery.
After receiving physiotherapy treatment for three months, Mr Cheung's left hand was relieved of pain. He also received occupational therapy, restoring strength and flexibility to his left hand and regaining confidence at work. Mr Cheung commented that the waiting time of OHC was much shorter than that of general outpatient clinics. Moreover, the one-stop medical treatment facilitated his speedy recovery and enabled him to return to work quickly.
Apart from new cases, government employees suffering from IOD or OD who have started follow-up treatment at regular medical centres of HA or Department of Health may also opt to use the OHC services within three months from the date of confirmed IOD/OD. For details, please refer to the webpage of the Leave and Health Management Division, Personnel Wing.