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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Authority needs to act on drug dispensing

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hospital Authority has shown itself to be responsive to public concerns about the quality and safety of treatment. For example, it has moved to shore up confidence in the public ... per cent at some hospitals. Does it matter? It will when the authority introduces external accreditation of its institutions with a pilot scheme at three hospitals next year. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660220/authority-needs-act-drug-dispensing
  8. Funding reforms to make public hospitals provide better care

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and price list. The Hospital Authority has been conducting a months-long internal hard sell of the reforms to its staff, many of whom are wary about the proposed changes. 'I see this as part ... the government froze budget increases- has a shift in the funding allocation system such as this been proposed. Budget billions The Hospital Authority runs 40 public hospitals in the city Its annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660640/funding-reforms-make-public-hospitals-provide-better-care
  9. Medical legislator left off hospitals board

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The government came under fire yesterday for again excluding the medical sector legislator from the latest appointments to the Hospital Authority board. But sources close ... Why can't the elected representative speak in the Hospital Authority?' The composition of the board, which has risen by two seats this year to 25 members, is decided by the Food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660296/medical-legislator-left-hospitals-board
  10. Formula milk firms defend hospital freebies

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... that this practice does not take place. The Hospital Authority says it supports the code 'in principle' but admitted accepting free supplies from seven manufacturers. It says it promotes ... the authority with infant formula at no cost but said it was done only at the authority's request. 'Article 6.6 of the WHO Code permits free supplies of formula to hospitals on request,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656184/formula-milk-firms-defend-hospital-freebies

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