In response to the recent incidents of suspected sexual assaults reported in psychiatric wards of public hospitals, the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists has expressed the following views:

The treatment of patients with mental health problems requires long-term and comprehensive care. The mental state of in-patients varies due to differences in individual needs which require individualised care and management.

The College opines that the government should consider conducting an in-depth review of the needs of psychiatric in-patient services and make appropriate arrangements for special groups across clusters on a territory-wide basis, such as for children and adolescents, the elderly, persons with learning disabilities, persons with severe mental disorders with complex needs, and persons with mental illness and violent risks. The overall aim is to ensure that all patients will receive individualised treatments in a safe and therapeutic environment.

For media enquiries: 2871 8770 / 9685 5632

香港精神科醫學院為近期精神科病房傳出病者被性侵犯事件作以下回應:

對精神科病者之治療,需作長久及全方位關注。住院病人精神狀態亦因不同病患需特別看護治理。

學院認為政府應該深入檢討精神科住院服務病人的需要,在全港所有聯網,為特別群組作出安排,如兒童及青少年、老人、智障、精神嚴重不穩定及懷疑犯案病患者,以保障精神病患人士能在更安全、合適的環境中接受治療。

傳媒查詢:2871 8770 / 9685 5632

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