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  1. Ambulance system can ill afford more delays

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

    ... The government's latest plan for improving our ambulance service says the 12-minute target for responding to calls will be met in not less than 92.5 per cent of cases. ... for discriminating between life-threatening, less critical and non-acute cases- or even frivolous ones that do not require ambulances at all. The delay in implementing such arrangements does nothing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Evacuation at Wan Chai Tower after fire discovered in lift machine room

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:29pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... worked to put out the fire. One woman reported feeling unwell but did not need to be hospitalised. Eight fire engines and two ambulances arrived to the scene on Harbour Road in Wan Chai after ...

  3. New 999 procedures will help save lives

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The ambitious response targets that fire chiefs have set for ambulance services have become increasingly hard for medics to meet. That is not their fault. The services are being stretched to the limit, with the number of emergency calls- whether critical or frivolous- rising each year. With the number of ambulances remaining relatively constant at 250-plus, it's a matter of simple ...

  4. Emergency case

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Finally, the government is serious about introducing a new, three-tier ambulance dispatch system and has launched a four-month-long consultation after years of dithering. ... emergency ambulance calls would be divided into three response modes: nine minutes for life-threatening cases, 12 minutes for urgent ones and 20 minutes for less-serious cases. This seems ...

  5. Caution needed over proposal for emergencies

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for those receiving the calls should be to ensure that the quickest possible help is provided. A proposal to require callers asking for an ambulance to first answer a number of basic questions ... They might ask about a patient's heartbeat, breathing rate, or blood loss, before sending an ambulance. This would enable calls to be graded and, it is hoped, allow priority for the more urgent ...

  6. talk back

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their products. Thus, there is a necessity to tighten controls on these street promotions and protect the public from these uncomfortable situations. Valerie Or, Mid-Levels Q Should the ambulance service be an independent department? No. The ambulance service has been part of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department for nearly a decade. These close partners have efficiently saved many lives. What will happen ...

  7. Scores of firemen battle warehouse chemicals blaze

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chun-kit, of the Fire Services Department, said. He said more manpower was clearly needed so within minutes 17 fire engines and two ambulances were put into action. Teams of firemen using breathing ...

  8. Police 'breaking promise' to let news flow freely

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... chief ambulance officer Chan Shiu-kwan, driven by a senior ambulance officer, knocks down a pedestrian. Another senior assistant chief ambulance officer and ambulance superintendent were also ...

  9. Fire engine damaged

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The damaged vehicle was among fire engines and an ambulance sent to Banyan Garden when a 41-year-old man called police at 4.43am saying he would jump. Police said no one was injured in the incident ...

  10. Fire service scraps 378 planned jobs

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... are firefighting jobs and the rest are ambulance staff. Mr Lam said the cuts would save $73 million, and the remaining $7 million would have to be slashed through other measures. 'The cut in manpower ... also consider establishing different response times for ambulances, depending on the seriousness of casualties, to allow a more flexible deployment of resources. Deputy Director of Fire ...




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