Update on cluster of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae cases at Tuen Mun Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding the announcement yesterday (June 29) on a cluster of patients confirmed as having Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in a medicine and geriatrics ward, the spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) gave the following update today (June 30):

     The hospital has conducted screening and confirmed another 79-year-old male patient as a carrier of CPE. He is currently under isolation with stable condition.

     The ward concerned will continue to adopt the following enhanced infection control measures:
  1. Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures;
  2. Continuing to apply stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene for staff and patients; and
  3. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection for the environment and facilities of the ward.

     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation in the ward concerned. The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up.

Ends/Thursday, June 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:23