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  1. Refurbished ambulances fuel row over outsourcing

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The fire department has begun refurbishing ambulances to prepare for the outsourcing of some of its duties to the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS), ambulance service sources said yesterday. One source said it was believed the refurbished ambulances would become the fleet for the AMS. 'Many people have seen [the refurbishment work]. I have seen it myself, ...

  2. People back fines for abusing ambulance services: poll

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung More than 70 per cent of the public support a fixed-penalty fine for misuse of ambulance services, a survey conducted by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has found. Nearly 60 per cent of the 1,085 people surveyed believed there were cases of abuse of ambulance services in Hong Kong, with 72 per cent in favour of charging people ...

  3. Plan for auxiliary to take non-urgent ambulance calls

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Fire chiefs are studying ways to let the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) take over more non-emergency calls for ambulances. The Fire Services Department registered a record 584,882 ambulance calls last year, of which 34,175 were for non-emergencies, such as requests for hospital transfers. Fire Services Department chief Joe Kwok Jing-keung said yesterday he expected ...

  4. Fire safety firm joins ambulance venture

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Firefighting system solutions provider China Fire Safety and the largest ambulance manufacturer in northern Europe will invest 30 million yuan to set up China's first ambulance factory. Under an agreement signed yesterday, China Fire Safety's subsidiary Tung Shing Trade Development will establish a company in Hong Kong with Finland's Profile Vehicles ...

  5. Fire chief defends plan to outsource ambulance duties

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A fire chief has defended a plan that allows other medical and health service providers to handle ambulance duties to help reduce the heavy workload of paramedics. The comment ... Fire Services Department director Joe Kwok Jing-keung said duties outsourced to the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) were mainly non-emergency calls for ambulances or requests for hospital ...

  6. You are in safe hands

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is hoping to finish tomorrow's Standard Chartered Half Marathon on her own feet and not in the back of an ambulance, assisting a seriously ill runner. She stopped to help a heart-attack victim ... airways open to help him start breathing again.' Within minutes a group of volunteers from the St John Ambulance arrived, and immediately requested further equipment. Shortly afterwards ...

  7. Paramedic faces misconduct probe

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Lawmakers outraged by claim senior officer took ambulance home to make soup An inquiry has been reopened into the case of a senior paramedic who abused his seniority to make private use of ambulances- on one occasion using one to go home and make soup. The row came to the attention of the public after the man had already been disciplined by the Fire Services ...

  8. Lai hospitalised after dramatic fall

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Creek, simply ran out of racing room. The John Moore-trained galloper clipped heels and gave Lai a very heavy fall. Lai lay unconscious on the turf as ambulance officers rushed to his aid. He regained consciousness after a minute or so, and was loaded on to a stretcher and carried to the ambulance. ...

  9. Waiting for the streakers

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... up at 6:04pm, just an hour and a half after kick off. Fortunately, it was still all fun and games for the spectators, according to a St John's Ambulance volunteer posted at that infamous section of the stadium. 'Nope, no one got hurt and had to seek our help yet,' said the ambulance man, who declined to give his name. 'I think at the start there shouldn't ...

  10. 16 die in mystery bus fire on highway

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... ambulance officers pulling bodies from the wreckage. The bus was seriously damaged in the fire and was left on the side of the road. The injured were taken to Hengxian County People's Hospital, ...




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