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  1. Hospital Authority making slow progress in cutting work week

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee One in every six employees at the Hospital Authority works a five-day week following the introduction in April of a policy to promote work-life balance, a senior health official said. However, the authority, which manages more than 40 hospitals in the city and employs more than 53,000 staff, has made relatively slow progress in introducing the five-day week among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625893/hospital-authority-making-slow-progress-cutting-work-week
  2. Hospital Authority proposals aim to boost morale and retain nurses

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The Hospital Authority wants to introduce a series of measures to boost morale and retain nurses in response to a record number leaving the profession in recent years. Last year a record 4.13 per cent out of the 20,000 nurses working with the authority quit the profession, compared with 2.99 per cent the previous year. Susie Lum Shun-shui, the authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628622/hospital-authority-proposals-aim-boost-morale-and-retain-nurses
  3. Threat of action against Hospital Authority over baby mix-up

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Kelvin Li Kwok-yin, who was swapped at birth 31 years ago, is considering legal action against the Hospital Authority if it does not reply to a second demand ... for a DNA test were returned. The Hospital Authority in February asked 180 mothers who delivered babies at the then Tsan Yuk Hospital between November 28 and December 14 in 1976 to take DNA tests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637256/threat-action-against-hospital-authority-over-baby-mix
  4. Hospital Authority faces malpractice lawsuit over operation

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A sewage technician has lodged a malpractice lawsuit against the Hospital Authority over surgery to remove a gallstone that was later confirmed to be a polyp- likely ... then approached Jiangmen City People's Hospital on the mainland on November 18 and recovered after taking oral medication, Mr Poon said. He said his client was not told whether the operation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656180/hospital-authority-faces-malpractice-lawsuit-over-operation
  5. Stringent checks urged after surgery blunders

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Hospital Authority wants medical staff to count the number of surgical guide wires used in patients and confirm removal after surgery following three reports of them being left in patients in the past four months. Guide wires are used by doctors to find the sites in blood vessels where treatment is required. The authority published a brief account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631691/stringent-checks-urged-after-surgery-blunders
  6. Relief for frontline staff in flu fight

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong The Hospital Authority will spend HK$20 million on measures to increase manpower over the next two months in the face of surging demand during the peak flu season. Shane Solomon, the authority's chief executive, announced the measures during a visit to North District Hospital yesterday to offer support to frontline staff. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629654/relief-frontline-staff-flu-fight
  7. Health chief refuses to point finger over baby mix-up in 1976

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be easily solved. He said he had discussed the matter with the Hospital Authority a month ago. 'We have talked about how to give as much assistance as we can to help Kelvin solve ... and first seek legal advice on the issue.' But he said the authority might encounter difficulties as information in hospital records might not be comprehensive enough. Due to the limited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627454/health-chief-refuses-point-finger-over-baby-mix-1976
  8. Assessment to ensure hospitals make the grade

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of mistakes by public and private doctors. The Hospital Authority has rightly responded by taking the first steps towards implementing an open, internationally recognised, accreditation mechanism. ... private hospitals. The authority has long had an internal assessment system for public hospitals. It has already improved transparency by implementing a voluntary 24-hour error-reporting mechanism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635503/assessment-ensure-hospitals-make-grade
  9. Hospital told to clean up asbestos

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Seven staff on health watch after exposure to toxic material found dumped in tunnel The Hospital Authority has been ordered to improve asbestos management after the toxic substance was found in a tunnel under Queen Elizabeth Hospital, leading to a health watch on seven people. The discovery, in January last year, was not reported to the public or hospital staff. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632779/hospital-told-clean-asbestos
  10. Flight to private practice has authority struggling

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... planning for the city. The imbalance between the public and private sectors has seen the Hospital Authority suffering a manpower shortage, while the private sector complains of having more and more ... cent of all in-patient services and about 30 per cent of primary care services. The Hospital Authority is crying out for more recruits while struggling under a heavy workload after seeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650994/flight-private-practice-has-authority-struggling

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