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Phase 2 mental health scheme set

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for funding support for the implementation of mental health projects under the second phase of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme.   Non-governmental organisations receiving recurrent subvention from the Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong Council of Social Service agency members and tertiary institutions registered under the laws of Hong Kong may submit proposals to the Advisory Committee on Mental Health by August 3 for funding support.   Priority will be accorded to projects that fall into one of the five specified service areas: support for carers, support for children and adolescents with special educational needs, strengthening of family relationship, support for the elderly with mental health needs, and support for bereavement and grief management.   The application assessment will be based on the proposal submitted, taking into account the project’s strength, impact, design and feasibility as well as the applicant org

2 COVID-19 deaths recorded

The Hospital Authority today said two COVID-19 patients passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 161.   One of them, an 80-year-old female patient with chronic illness and close contact history was admitted to the isolation ward of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on November 29 due to a fever and cough.   Her condition continued to deteriorate and she was transferred to the intensive care unit on December 1. She passed away last night.   The second patient, a 67-year-old man with chronic diseases was sent to the same hospital’s accident & emergency department on December 10 due to shortness of breath.   He subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the intensive care unit. He passed away this afternoon.
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