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  1. Rules are no substitute for common sense

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to get an ambulance. She refused, telling him he should instead call the general emergency number, 999. A passing doctor called for an ambulance, but a security guard was sent by mistake. ...

  2. Take me to a private hospital, driver

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Patients being transported in public ambulances may request to be taken to a private hospital under a new policy. The change allows patients to make such requests ... of their condition and urgency. 'Ambulances are not taxis. But under the new policy, we may need to take a Tuen Mun patient to a private hospital in Happy Valley,' said Wat Ki-on, chief secretary ...

  3. Training for life

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ambulance and Red Cross can help us help ourselves. Some schools work with these groups to provide courses and talks. This may be the best way to promote life-saving skills, because teenagers can ... or classes. If your school is not prepared or able to arrange these sessions, it's worth checking out the Hong Kong Red Cross and St John's Ambulance websites (www.redcross.org.hk, www. ...

  4. Common sense the key to handling emergencies

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... told him to dial the 999 general emergency phone number instead of herself calling for an ambulance. A passing doctor saw the stricken man and phoned the hospital's accident and emergency ... with a portable defibrillator to help the patient. Outdated equipment meant a wait for an ambulance with the apparatus, rather than sending one immediately with medical staff. In response, the Hospital ...

  5. Common sense versus rules

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A lesson should have been learned after last December's debacle. A man collapsed outside the hospital's main office and his son asked a receptionist to get an ambulance. She refused, ...

  6. Hospital response inadequate: report

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... But noisy background disrupts call. Surgeon asks son about patient's medical history 2.47pm Clerk calls ambulance controller at A&E department 2.51pm Security guard sent by A&E ... with defibrillator 2.55pm Patient receives first defibrillation shock 2.57pm Second shock administered 2.58pm Emergency medical assistant arrives by motorcycle and joins resuscitation effort 3pm Ambulance ...

  7. 'I thought I might as well be examined after such a wait'

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... pressure and put me in an ambulance. I am not trained in first aid, but the medics seemed to have done a professional job in stabilising me, though one did have an annoying habit of speaking loudly ...

  8. Hospitals to get emergency plan

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... If a patient cannot be immediately transferred to the accident and emergency department, the department must be informed and send a response team to the scene without delay. If an ambulance was needed, ...

  9. Review of marine police role suggested

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle

    ... already in use by other maritime services. Chan Kwok-ki, medical adviser to the St John Ambulance Lecturers' Club and an expert in emergency medicine, said there was no law in Hong Kong ...

  10. HK's only trauma centre bypassed

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Officer, New Territories South, Lee Mui-lam said fire engines were at the scene by 6.41am and the first batch of patients was sent on to ambulances at 7.16am. The patient reached Princess Margaret ...




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