Pilot Rehabilitation Programme for Employees Injured at Work (Construction Industry)
About the Pilot Rehabilitation Programme for Employees Injured at Work
The Labour Department has launched a three-year “Pilot Rehabilitation Programme for Employees Injured at Work” (Pilot Programme) targeting at injured construction employees on 23 September 2022.
Features of the Pilot Programme
- Helps injured employees in the construction industry to recover and return to work early
- Provides speedy private out-patient rehabilitation treatment
- Same fees as public hospitals/ public clinics (Reimbursement can be sought from employer under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance)
- Designated person to follow up treatment and return-to-work
The Work Injury Rehabilitation Office was set up by the service contractor appointed by the Government, which is responsible for the coordination and provision of rehabilitation services of the Pilot Programme.
Scope of services
- Private out-patient rehabilitation treatment (including medical treatment1, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and imaging examinations services)
- Case management services and return-to-work facilitation services
1 To be provided by general practitioners/ family physicians, orthopaedic doctors or occupational physicians.
Participation in the Pilot Programme
The Labour Department will, based on the reported work injury cases, preliminarily identify suitable injured construction employees and contact them to introduce the Pilot Programme. If injured employees who wish to join the Pilot Programme agree, the Labour Department will pass their information to the Work Injury Rehabilitation Office of the Pilot Programme for follow-up.
For more information about the services of the Pilot Programme, please visit the website of Work Injury Rehabilitation Office of the Pilot Programme at www.prp-wiro.gov.hk\en
Address of Work Injury Rehabilitation Office:
Unit A, 11/F, TAL Building, 49 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (Near Exit C2 of Jordan Station or Exit F of Austin Station)