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  1. Coroner surprised by ambulance breakdowns

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A coroner at an inquest into the deaths of three elderly people who died amid ambulance failures said yesterday it was surprising that the vehicles broke down. Michael Chan Pik-kiu said the ambulances were maintained by the highly skilled workmen of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department- unlike normal cars, which are taken to run-of-the-mill shops. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700074/coroner-surprised-ambulance-breakdowns
  2. Coroner slams ambulance checks and suggests a 'change of garage'

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The Fire Services Department, whose often-criticised ambulances are serviced by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), should 'change garages', ... department at an inquest into the deaths of three people who died after ambulances sent to pick them up broke down. 'The EMSD's maintenance is ineffective. You definitely have to change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700320/coroner-slams-ambulance-checks-and-suggests-change-garage
  3. Abuse of ambulance services must be curbed

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Public services that are free tend to get abused, and this would seem to be the case with ambulances. A Legislative Council committee meeting was told yesterday that people complaining ... Hospital Authority accident and emergency section staff put the proportion of ambulance trips that are unnecessary at more than 40 per cent, but the Fire Services Department, which is in charge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666104/abuse-ambulance-services-must-be-curbed
  4. A priority case

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Legislators must stop dithering and approve the new system for prioritising the use of ambulances- the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS). They can take the first step ... family is taken suddenly ill- perhaps the problem is even life-threatening. You call 999 for an ambulance. The government's current policy is to provide a free, first-call, first-serve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709640/priority-case
  5. 'I saw a light swaying far out in the water'

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fingernails and yellow work clothes blackened by the mud below- ate while ambulances carrying the survivors to various hospitals whizzed past him. Hao and his 35 teammates had been working underground ... being brought out of the mine pit one after another, strapped to stretchers and wrapped in green blankets. Groups of rescue workers wearing blue and orange jumpsuits loaded them into ambulances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710649/i-saw-light-swaying-far-out-water
  6. Caritas death inquiry blames confused calls

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... 999 for an ambulance. The patient was taken to the emergency room 26 minutes after arriving at the hospital but was later certified dead. Dr Ma initially said she had rightly complied ... for help. She said she told him she was not a medical worker and advised him to dial 999. She called the hospital's ambulance control centre at 2.47pm to check why an ambulance had not arrived. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665335/caritas-death-inquiry-blames-confused-calls
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ambulance crews protest over 'exploitation' and 'discrimination'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by SAMUEL CHAN, Johnny Tam

    ... Samuel Chan and Johnny Tam Staff say they struggle to take meal breaks between saving lives due to lack of manpower 'Exploited' ambulance crews protest Dozens of off-duty ambulance staff descended on the Legislative Council complex yesterday, demanding an end to what they call "exploitation" and "discrimination" by their bosses. Members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409877/ambulance-crews-protest-over-exploitation-and-discrimination
  8. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Chinese man detained after hijacking ambulance for ill girlfriend

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 11:25am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A man surnamed Shi has been sentenced to 20 days’ detention for hijacking an ambulance in coastal Fujian province last week. Police said the man, whose full name was not released, had to serve time for assault and “disturbing order at a workplace” for attacking an ambulance’s driver and taking control of his vehicle in an effort to get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1376696/chinese-man-detained-after-hijacking-ambulance-ill-girlfriend
  9. News - World

    South African presidency says ambulance carrying Nelson Mandela on June 8 had engine trouble

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 05:38pm by AP

    ... JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African presidency says ambulance carrying Nelson Mandela on June 8 had engine trouble. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1266683/south-african-presidency-says-ambulance-carrying-nelson-mandela-june-8
  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Mandela ambulance to hospital broke down

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 05:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... The ambulance that rushed Nelson Mandela to hospital two weeks ago broke down and another had to be called, but the mishap did not endanger the anti-apartheid hero, the South African ... The ambulance had engine trouble on its way from the 94-year-old Mandela’s Johannesburg home to a specialist heart clinic in Pretoria, some 55km away. Doctors are “satisfied” that Mandela, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1266677/mandela-ambulance-hospital-broke-down

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