Hong Kong’s public hospitals have been facing an acute manpower shortage and lack of space for patients as the winter flu season peaks. Photo: Felix Wong

Overcrowding in Hong Kong hospitals prompts authority boss to suggest sending patients to rehab centres

  • Dr John Leong wants to ease pressure on general and geriatric wards, but frontline staff say that won’t solve the problem
  • Occupancy at some of the city’s public hospitals is more than 90 per cent
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Hong Kong’s public hospitals have been facing an acute manpower shortage and lack of space for patients as the winter flu season peaks. Photo: Felix Wong
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