A medical technology company took out adverts in several Hong Kong newspapers on Wednesday to say sorry to the Hospital Authority for an accident earlier this year – after being ordered to make the apology by the authority.
A surgical light fell down and struck an anaesthetic assistant at United Christian Hospital back in February, with officials saying some of the light's screws had broken before the mishap took place.
The authority has banned the firm involved, Getinge Group HK, from participating in tendering and quotation exercises for all ceiling-mount medical equipment until September 2024.
As well as an apology, it also demanded compensation from the company for losses and expenses incurred from the incident.
In its newspaper adverts, the company said it sincerely apologised to the authority for the inconvenience caused by the accident.
It added that it intends to enhance collaboration with the authority to improve safety and prevent similar incidents in the future.