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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

COVID-19 death reported

The Hospital Authority today said an 85-year-old female patient has passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 177.   The patient was admitted to United Christian Hospital on December 14 due to terminal illness. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.    After treatment, the patient tested positive for an antibody and was released from isolation by the Department of Health on January 28.   However, her condition continued to worsen and she passed away yesterday morning.
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