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  1. Property - International

    Asian investors unlikely to join London's landlord accreditation scheme

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... accreditation scheme for landlords and letting agents. But few Hong Kong investors will join the scheme, the agents say. Scandals, such as unscrupulous landlords renting out garden sheds to illegal ... use a kite logo in marketing materials to show they are accredited, which will make their property more appealing to tenants, Johnson believes. He hopes to have 100,000 landlords accredited ...

  2. Lawmakers demand inquiry into storm over nursing accreditation

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee An independent panel should investigate the nurses' accreditation controversy at the Institute of Technology, lawmakers said yesterday. The Nursing Council last month refused to accredit the institute's associate degree in nursing, meaning its graduates cannot become registered nurses. At a special meeting of the Legislative Council's education panel ...

  3. Hospital check-up

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... professionals invited to act as 'detectives' to check if the hospital had maintained satisfactory standards. The five 'surveyors' sent by the Trent Hospital Accreditation Scheme, ... and documents. Head of the Hong Kong Sanatorium, Walton Li Wai-tat, said the accreditation exercise was a good learning process for staff of all levels. 'It's a new culture for both the top ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Accreditation agency puts hospitals under close scrutiny

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the quality of care in city hospitals. The visit was part of a scheme that will see five public hospitals and three private ones undergo the same external accreditation for the first time. The team of 12 from the Australian Council on Health Care Standards, an international hospital accreditation agency, visited Hong Kong for two weeks to see whether improvements were needed before ...

  7. Accreditation bid to curb bogus reporters

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The mainland is issuing new accreditations to mainland journalists ahead of the sensitive 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, in an attempt to curb the common practice of non-journalists masquerading as reporters. Some journalists also suspect the order for new accreditation could be used by censors to tighten control over combative reporters. ...

  8. Student nurses' failure to win accreditation prompts ministerial warning to colleges

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Liz Gooch

    ... Ella Lee and Liz Gooch The failure of some nursing students to get accreditation was a warning that colleges should not launch courses before getting professional accreditation, the health ... the course has failed to be accredited by the Nursing Council, despite being accredited by the Council for Academic Accreditation. The Nursing Council said yesterday its rejection of the three-year ...

  9. Institute seeks judicial review of refusal to re-accredit course

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The Hong Kong Institute of Technology is seeking a judicial review of a refusal by the city's accreditation body to renew the status of one of its courses. The institute filed an application for the review on Thursday, alleging that the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation for Academic and Vocational Qualifications had wrongly refused to undertake ...

  10. Public hospitals to trial external accreditation

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Authority to support upgrades The Hospital Authority is to provide extra resources to three public hospitals that will join a pilot external accreditation scheme early next year. Hospital Authority director for quality and safety Leung Pak-yin said the authority would set up a special team to support the participating hospitals, which would be monitored by an accreditation ...




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