Dear Hospital Authority,
I would like to obtain the numbers of average inpatient bed occupancy rate each month of all public hospitals/ clusters during the winter influenza seasons (January to March of each year) from 2007 to 2017.
And, what is the percentage of number of days that the inpatient bed occupancy rate has reached over 100% each year from 2007 to 2017?
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Hospital Authority (www.ha.org.hk)
Thank you for your application dated 16 October 2017. Please find below
the Hospital Authority’s (HA’s) response:
The HA does not compile the statistics you requested about inpatient bed
occupancy rate. According to paragraph 1.14 of the Code on Access to
Information, the Code does not oblige departments to create a record which
does not exist.
However, relevant information can be obtained from the “Replies to initial
written questions raised by Finance Committee Members in examining the
Estimates of Expenditure 2017-18” accessible via:
- Reply Serial No. FHB(H)015:
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this
Sandy Chu (Miss)
Access to Information Officer
Hospital Authority Head Office
(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)