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Medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants

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Dear Hospital Authority,

please can you provide a 2014 - Q2 2020 yearly breakdown on the statistics for:

(1) medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants

(2) medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants under 18

Yours faithfully,

Carissa Tsang

Enquiry (Hospital Authority), Hospital Authority

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Enquiry (Hospital Authority), Hospital Authority

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

Thank you for your Application for Access to Information dated 8 September
2020.

 

As the processing of your request involves consultation with the
department concerned, we are unable to provide you with the information
sought at this stage. You will be advised further in relation to your
request on or before 28 September 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

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Enquiry (Hospital Authority), Hospital Authority

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

Further to my reply dated 15 September 2020, as the department concerned
is still processing your request, you will be advised further in relation
to your request on or before 12 October 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

From: [1][Hospital Authority request email]
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:13 PM
To: '[FOI #501 email]'
<[2][FOI #501 email]>
Subject: Application for Access to Information (Carissa Tsang) Freedom of
Information request - Medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants

 

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

Thank you for your Application for Access to Information dated 8 September
2020.

 

As the processing of your request involves consultation with the
department concerned, we are unable to provide you with the information
sought at this stage. You will be advised further in relation to your
request on or before 28 September 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

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Enquiry (Hospital Authority), Hospital Authority

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

I refer to my reply dated 28 September 2020.

 

As the department concerned is still processing your request, you will be
advised further in relation to your request on or before 19 October 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

From: [1][Hospital Authority request email]
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 7:00 PM
To: '[FOI #501 email]'
<[2][FOI #501 email]>
Subject: Application for Access to Information (Carissa Tsang) Freedom of
Information request - Medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants

 

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

Further to my reply dated 15 September 2020, as the department concerned
is still processing your request, you will be advised further in relation
to your request on or before 12 October 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

From: [3][Hospital Authority request email]
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:13 PM
To: '[FOI #501 email]'
<[4][FOI #501 email]>
Subject: Application for Access to Information (Carissa Tsang) Freedom of
Information request - Medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants

 

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

Thank you for your Application for Access to Information dated 8 September
2020.

 

As the processing of your request involves consultation with the
department concerned, we are unable to provide you with the information
sought at this stage. You will be advised further in relation to your
request on or before 28 September 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

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Enquiry (Hospital Authority), Hospital Authority

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

Further to my reply dated 12 October 2020, please find below the Hospital
Authority (HA) Head Office’s response to the items you requested:

 

Item 1

The available statistics about “medical waiver issued to non-refoulement
claimants” for financial years 2014/15 to 2019/20 are provided as below
for your reference.  The HA does not compile such data on a quarterly
basis.

 

Financial 2014/15 2015/16  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Year
Number of 1,079 1,501 1,870 2,070 2,126 1,878
inpatient
cases
granted
with
medical fee
waivers
Number of 12,267 16,126 18,000 18,528 16,835 15,747
outpatient
attendances
granted
with
medical fee
waivers

 

Item 2

Waiver information is provided as a whole and not by age group. Hence, the
information you requested about the under 18 age group is not available.
 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. 

 

If you have any questions about this reply, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

From: [1][Hospital Authority request email] <[2][Hospital Authority request email]>
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 6:28 PM
To: '[FOI #501 email]'
<[3][FOI #501 email]>
Subject: Application for Access to Information (Carissa Tsang) Freedom of
Information request - Medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants

 

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

I refer to my reply dated 28 September 2020.

 

As the department concerned is still processing your request, you will be
advised further in relation to your request on or before 19 October 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

From: [4][Hospital Authority request email]
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 7:00 PM
To: '[FOI #501 email]'
<[5][FOI #501 email]>
Subject: Application for Access to Information (Carissa Tsang) Freedom of
Information request - Medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants

 

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

Further to my reply dated 15 September 2020, as the department concerned
is still processing your request, you will be advised further in relation
to your request on or before 12 October 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

From: [6][Hospital Authority request email]
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:13 PM
To: '[FOI #501 email]'
<[7][FOI #501 email]>
Subject: Application for Access to Information (Carissa Tsang) Freedom of
Information request - Medical waiver issued to non-refoulement claimants

 

Dear Ms Tsang,

 

Thank you for your Application for Access to Information dated 8 September
2020.

 

As the processing of your request involves consultation with the
department concerned, we are unable to provide you with the information
sought at this stage. You will be advised further in relation to your
request on or before 28 September 2020.

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Chu(Miss)

Access to Information Officer

Hospital Authority Head Office

(Tel.: 2300 6568/2300 6555)

 

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