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  1. Police accused of ambulance service abuse

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Danny Mok

    ... Clifford Lo and Danny Mok A complaint that police abused the ambulance service yesterday by asking for two ambulances to take a pair of suspected thieves with minor injuries to hospital is being investigated. The complaint, to the Fire Services Department, which the ambulance service comes under, was lodged by the team leader of three paramedics from one of the two ambulances ...

  2. Calls grow for priority ambulance system

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patients' groups, a medical academic and a think tank have urged the government to implement a three-tier ambulance dispatch system as soon as possible. They say the measure is well ... tank Civic Exchange, the Alliance for Patients' Mutual Help Organisations and an accident and emergency medical academic said yesterday there was an urgent need for a priority ambulance ...

  3. Ambulances set to limit patient trips to nearest public hospital

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Ambulances will only take emergency patients to the nearest public hospital from the start of next month. Patients' requests to be taken to private hospitals would ... the measure would make better use of emergency ambulance resources, because some private hospitals had abused ambulance services by using them to transport patients between private hospitals. About ...

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    Karachi gang members kill 15 passers-by in attack outside market

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... said supporters of a gang leader killed overnight in a shoot-out with police were behind the violence. Television footage from the scene showed ambulances taking the wounded to hospitals ...

  5. Lawmakers say no to delayed ambulance times

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Lawmakers yesterday passed a non-binding motion opposing a government proposal to increase the arrival target of ambulances at an emergency from 12 minutes to up to 20 ... Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the former security minister, said the Security Bureau should end the myth over computer programming for the proposed three-tier ambulance dispatch system. Under ...

  6. Fault in new ambulance

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Delivery of an elderly woman to a hospital was delayed for about 15 minutes yesterday after the rear door of a five-month-old ambulance could not be closed - the second problem with the door of a new ambulance this month. The vehicle, which was called to pick up the woman after she collapsed in a Tuen Mun street yesterday morning, arrived within the required 12-minute response ...

  7. Ambulance 'blocked' on way to hospital

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A minibus driver was accused of blocking the path of an ambulance in a dispute yesterday, delaying a patient's arrival at hospital by 10 minutes. The Fire Services Department received a call seeking help for a woman in her forties who had complained of feeling dizzy at Yue On Court, Ap Lei Chau. An ambulance was sent and left the scene at 9.41am to take ...

  8. Maid fights for life after being hit by ambulance

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A domestic helper from the Philippines was fighting for her life last night after an ambulance knocked her down in Sha Tau Kok. A green minibus was making a right turn into a branch road near Kan Tau Tsuen when an ambulance, with its siren on, collided with the vehicle at 8.10am, a police spokesman said. The ambulance mounted the pavement and hit a 39-year-old ...

  9. Ambulances to be kitted out with charcoal drink to treat poisoning

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Bottles of charcoal drink will soon be given to victims of poisoning who are considered suitable to receive them to speed up their treatment. From Monday, all of the city's ambulances will be equipped with a bottle of activated charcoal drink, which is scientifically proven to be able to absorb most toxins. Patients deemed suitable to be given the drinks ...

  10. 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 ...




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