A disturbing report from Ombudsman Connie Lau Yin-hing showed that between 2014 and 2018, the Social Welfare Department issued 2,000 to 3,000 advisories a year, but not a single care home lost its licence or failed to have it renewed. Photo: David Wong A disturbing report from Ombudsman Connie Lau Yin-hing showed that between 2014 and 2018, the Social Welfare Department issued 2,000 to 3,000 advisories a year, but not a single care home lost its licence or failed to have it renewed. Photo: David Wong
A disturbing report from Ombudsman Connie Lau Yin-hing showed that between 2014 and 2018, the Social Welfare Department issued 2,000 to 3,000 advisories a year, but not a single care home lost its licence or failed to have it renewed. Photo: David Wong
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Mandatory accreditation needed for care homes

  • A publicly recognised scheme requiring continuous improvements where necessary is more likely to lead to better performance and self-regulation

A disturbing report from Ombudsman Connie Lau Yin-hing showed that between 2014 and 2018, the Social Welfare Department issued 2,000 to 3,000 advisories a year, but not a single care home lost its licence or failed to have it renewed. Photo: David Wong A disturbing report from Ombudsman Connie Lau Yin-hing showed that between 2014 and 2018, the Social Welfare Department issued 2,000 to 3,000 advisories a year, but not a single care home lost its licence or failed to have it renewed. Photo: David Wong
A disturbing report from Ombudsman Connie Lau Yin-hing showed that between 2014 and 2018, the Social Welfare Department issued 2,000 to 3,000 advisories a year, but not a single care home lost its licence or failed to have it renewed. Photo: David Wong
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