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Secretary Sophia Chan Visiting the H.K.S.K.H. Nursing Home to Assess the Implementation of the Vaccination Programme in the Home

The Welfare Council has never ceased to provide quality nursing services to seniors. On 14th November, 2017, Professor Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, and Dr KH Wong, Controller of the Centre for Health Protection, visited the H.K.S.K.H. Nursing Home to assess the implementation of the vaccination programme in the Home and were shown how PCV13 injections were given to residents by the Council’s doctors.


Secretary Sophia Chan and guests showed care of the residents and reminded them to get the injections. Accompanied by Ms Jennis Ho, Assistant Director of the Welfare Council and Superintendent of the H.K.S.K.H. Nursing Home, Secretary Sophia Chan and guests also toured the home to learn more about residents’ activities.


Residential Care Home Vaccination Programme 2017/18 has been launched in 25th October, 2017. Free seasonal influenza vaccination will be provided to all residents, staff of residential care homes for the elderly and residential care homes for persons with disabilities, and non-institutionalised persons with intellectual disability receiving services in designated in institutions serving mentally handicapped persons. The government will also provide PCV13 and 23vPPV to all residents of residential care homes for the elderly and residents of aged 65 or above residing in residential care homes for persons with disabilities. For further details, please visit the website of the Centre of Health Protection: http://www.chp.gov.hk/tc/view_content/21657.html.


Established in 1998, the H.K.S.K.H. Nursing Home offers a total of 280 places to elderly persons. Adhering to the Welfare Council’s service mission, “Personalised Service, Holistic Care”, the Home provides residential care, medical and spiritual support for seniors who suffer from poor health or require a higher level of care. Please call 2325 5330 for enquiries.