2017-12-05

Summary of Core Standards for Day Procedure Centres




“Day procedure centres” refer to premises where high-risk procedures are performed. (p.2)

Any procedure defined by ANY one of the following three factors will be regarded as high-risk medical procedure – 
  • a) Risk of procedures 
  • b) Risk of anaesthesia involved 
  • c) Patient’s condition

Core Standards for Day Procedure Centres

1. Management/Governance 
  • 1.1. Person-in-charge
  • 1.2. Staff training and credentialing
  • 1.3. Research (Pharmacy and Poisons Regulations (Cap 138A))
2. Physical Conditions 
  • 2.1. Facility management
  • 2.2. Equipment and store
  • 2.3. Back-up power supply
3. Service Delivery and Care Process 
  • 3.1. Patients’ rights
  • 3.2. Patient identification
  • 3.3. Medical records (Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486))
  • 3.4. Drug management 
  • 3.5. Laboratory and radiology support
  • 3.6. Special needs of paediatric patients
  • 3.7. Continuous quality improvement
  • 3.8. Charges
  • 3.9. Complaint handling
4. Infection Control 
  • 4.1. Infection control policies and procedures (Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap 599))
  • 4.2. Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilisation of Medical Equipment
  • 4.3. Waste disposal (Environmental Protection Department pursuant to the Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap 354)); Radiation Ordinance (Cap 303)
5. Resuscitation and Contingency 
  • 5.1. Risk management
  • 5.2. Resuscitation of patients (resuscitation drills regularly)
  • 5.3. Emergency transfer
  • 5.4. Fire safety and evacuation

Project Steering Committee on Standards for Ambulatory Facilities 

Chairperson - Prof LIANG Hin-suen, Raymond

  • Task Force on Anaesthesia and Sedation (p.17)
  • Task Force on Surgery (p.18)
  • Task Force on Endoscopy (p.19)
  • Task Force on Dental Procedures (p.20)
  • Task Force on Chemotherapy (p.21)
  • Task Force on Haemodialysis (p.22)
  • Task Force on Interventional Radiology and Lithotripsy (p.23)

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With Regards,
Dr. Pierre Chan

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