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  1. Hospital first to be accredited by council

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announced yesterday it had been awarded full accreditation for four years by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, the first public hospital in Hong Kong to be so accredited. According to a hospital spokesman, a team of assessors from the council said the hospital's leadership and staff were innovative ...

  2. Laundries should be accredited, coroner says

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Laundries should be accredited under a licensing system to ensure workers' safety, a coroner said as he ruled that the death of a teen who was pulled into the rollers of an ironing machine by her hair was accidental. Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu was concluding the inquest on Pakistani laundry worker Shalima, 18, who died on July 24 last year after her hair and scarf ...

  3. 'Highest achievement' for two of HK's universities

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Richard Watt This month two of Hong Kong's business schools obtained accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The University of Hong Kong (HKU) earned its accreditation for its faculty of business and accounting, alongside Baptist University's (HKBU) school of business. The AACSB is an association consisting of almost 1,200 ...

  4. Stamp of approval for Happy Valley hospital

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital has gained an international hospital accreditation- the first one in the city to get such recognition. Five local public hospitals are also under scrutiny from the Australian Council on Health Care Standards, which was hired by the Hospital Authority as part of an accreditation exercise to standardise the quality of care in city ...

  5. Bid to boost confidence in mediation

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the accreditation of mediators. The working group's report, released yesterday, will be open to public consultation for three months. Since the formation of the working group, chaired by Secretary ... accreditation bodies, including the Law Society and the Hong Kong Mediation Centre. The working group says that ultimately it would be ideal to have a single body for accrediting mediators 'to ...

  6. Eastern Hospital upgrades to meet international mark

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Patients can expect a bigger emergency room at Eastern Hospital as it becomes the first public facility to gain an international hospital accreditation. The expansion at the Pamela ... the Australian agency to examine five public medical centres- the others being Queen Mary, Tuen Mun, Queen Elizabeth and Caritas Medical Centre- as part of an accreditation exercise to standardise ...

  7. Learn how to help parties settle their disputes

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... compared to last year, many of them legal practitioners. 'There were maybe 300 to 400 accredited general mediators before, and there must be at least hundreds more newly accredited or waiting to be accredited.' About a dozen institutions provide training, including several universities (often in conjunction with the Mediation Centre), Britain's Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, ...

  8. Invitation for degree-awarding facilities

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Education Bureau is inviting applications from non-profit-making education institutions to operate locally accredited degree programmes on three land sites. The sites, located in Ho Man Tin, Siu Lek Yuen and Wong Chuk Hang, would be allocated at a nominal premium to show the government's commitment to education. Applications will be considered ...

  9. York Chow welcomes action on dental school

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Dental Council's move to set up an accreditation process for the University of Hong Kong dental school- the first official examination of standards since 1996- was welcomed by the health minister yesterday. The accreditation, to be conducted in two years, would help improve standards, Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said. The South China ...

  10. No check on dental graduates since 1996

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Dental Council has failed to set up an accreditation process for the city's only training school for dentists since the handover, with the most recent official external examination of the University of Hong Kong dental faculty having taken place in 1996. Despite the lack of more recent accreditation, the school's graduates are exempt from sitting ...




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