Patients wait at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Jordan during the city’s fifth Covid-19 wave. Photo: Jelly Tse
Patients wait at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Jordan during the city’s fifth Covid-19 wave. Photo: Jelly Tse

Hong Kong to increase beds in public hospitals to 2,500 for Covid-19 patients, reschedule elective surgical operations to ease strain on healthcare system

  • Hospital Authority says 2,500 beds in public hospitals to be reserved for Covid-19 patients, up from 1,200 previously, as rise in infections affects services
  • Rising caseload could put pressure on efforts to contain the virus, with contact tracing for scheduled premises slowed down or not being done at all, health expert warns

Patients wait at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Jordan during the city’s fifth Covid-19 wave. Photo: Jelly Tse
Patients wait at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Jordan during the city’s fifth Covid-19 wave. Photo: Jelly Tse
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