Queen Mary Hospital announces two hospital facilities incidents related to impact of typhoon


The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     The spokesman for Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) made the following announcement today (July 17) regarding two hospital facilities incidents related to the impact of typhoon:
     At around 9.30am today, while the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 was in force, an about 60 centimeters long air diffuser at ceiling of a lift at the hospital Main Block was found loosened. It was suspected to be caused by the effect of strong winds on the air pressure in the lift shaft. There was no passenger in the lift when the incident happened. QMH immediately suspended the use of the lift concerned and inspected another lift of the same model in the hospital. The maintenance work of the lift concerned has been completed and has resumed operation.
     Besides, at around 2pm today, due to strong winds, eight pieces of false ceiling panels were detached and the glass of the fire door cracked at the ground floor corridor of the hospital Main Block.
     QMH is very concerned about the incidents and immediately cordoned off the area. Inspection by engineering personnel had been arranged. The hospital immediately removed the false ceiling panels concerned and will replace the fire doors as soon as possible.
     QMH will further carry out inspections and ensure the safety of its facilities. The hospital has reported the incidents to the Hospital Authority Head Office via the Advance Incident Reporting System.

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