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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487798/hospital-check
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702236/accreditation-agency-puts-hospitals-under-close-scrutiny
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655221/public-hospitals-trial-external-accreditation
  4. Plan will aid international accreditation

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The new drug reconciliation service introduced at Queen Mary Hospital has helped pave the way for the Hospital Authority to obtain international accreditation. The South China Morning Post reported earlier that the government wanted all public and private hospitals in Hong Kong to have their standards assessed by a common accreditation system. The authority is looking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645996/plan-will-aid-international-accreditation
  5. Scorecard to track quality of hospitals

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Accreditation scheme aimed at raising health care standards The government will begin independent assessment and accreditation of public hospitals, at a cost of about HK$1,000 per bed, in a bid to improve service quality and reduce medical blunders. The first phase of the programme will involve three or four hospitals, with the first accreditations to follow in about two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635561/scorecard-track-quality-hospitals
  6. 'Framework for improvement'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards is an independent, non-profit organisation to improve the quality of health care through continual review of performance and accreditation ... increasing global interest in its accreditation. The council said its accreditation programme was designed to provide a framework for continuous improvement. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612466/framework-improvement
  7. Thousands to be questioned in hospital survey

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Patients to be asked opinions in the first poll of its kind Several thousand public hospital patients will be asked about their views on waiting times, staff attitudes and even the quality of food on the wards in the first Hospital Authority-wide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635514/thousands-be-questioned-hospital-survey
  8. Australian experts to audit public hospitals

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's public hospitals will seek external accreditation for the first time, with the programme of assessments to kick off next month. The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), an international hospital accreditation agency, has won a tender to assess the Hospital Authority. The council will send five to 10 hospital surveyors to the city next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678279/australian-experts-audit-public-hospitals
  9. Assessment to ensure hospitals make the grade

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of mistakes by public and private doctors. The Hospital Authority has rightly responded by taking the first steps towards implementing an open, internationally recognised, accreditation mechanism. ... The aim of an independent accreditation mechanism is to keep the chances of mishaps as low as possible. Doing this by having a foreign group carry out the assessment, as the authority plans, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635503/assessment-ensure-hospitals-make-grade
  10. Doctors' poor records risking patients' lives

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The city's 12 private hospitals might boycott offending doctors in an effort to bring them into line, the chairman of the association's hospitals accreditation committee, David Fang Jin-sheng, ... to press them to meet the requirement.' Speaking at an accreditation ceremony for private hospitals yesterday, he said hospital nurses did a very good job of record-keeping. 'We keep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492159/doctors-poor-records-risking-patients-lives

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