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  1. Better health care from smaller Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the lowest amounts. There are only four major flaws that require treatment: overdependence on public health care, the Hospital Authority's deficit, increasing demand for service, and low staff ... on the authority for all their health care. This leads to the public sector taking over 90 per cent of our health-care burden. Raising fees alone will not lower the dependence, nor the alleged misuse. ...

  2. Those 'underpaid' Hospital Authority directors can quit

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I resent the conclusion drawn by the Hay Group report, which asserts that some senior executives at the Hospital Authority are underpaid and proposes that the chief executive's ... is outrageously misleading. While the companies' executives are accountable to the shareholders for the companies' performance, it is unclear to whom the executives of the Hospital Authority ...

  3. Public hospitals may act on mainland mothers

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hospital Authority chiefs are considering the move as they draw up plans to co-ordinate maternity services at individual hospitals and decide a new cap on deliveries next year. Latest figures from the authority reveal that the number of deliveries at public hospitals in January and February reached the highest monthly figure in a decade, confirming clinicians' concerns over the pressure ...

  4. Hospital bookings suspended for expectant mainland mothers

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the year. The Hospital Authority, which announced the suspension yesterday, said it would ensure that demand from local expectant mothers could be met during the busiest period of the year. However, bookings for delivery dates after December would still be accepted, the authority said. Authority data showed that as of Wednesday, bookings by non-locals for January at Queen Elizabeth Hospital ...

  5. Act on gripes, hospital chief tells successor

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The outgoing chief executive of the Hospital Authority, Shane Solomon, hopes his successor will act on concerns raised by staff and the community, rather than just listen to their grievances. He also wants to see the long waiting time for hospital services shortened and better conditions for staff. The 54-year-old Australian will leave Hong Kong for Brisbane today after ...

  6. No refund of hospital deposit

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A Hong Kong citizen, whose mainland wife suffered a miscarriage, was refused a refund of the HK$39,000 booking deposit they paid to Eastern Hospital. The couple paid the deposit, which is imposed by the Hospital Authority in an effort to curb the wave of mainland pregnant women coming to Hong Kong to deliver babies, in February. According to the authority, deposits ...

  7. Hospital investors sick of red tape

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Some external investors are frustrated by overly restrictive regulations for investment in mainland hospitals, according to the head of a leading Taiwanese medical group, even as Beijing continues to encourage private investment in health care. In particular, investors from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan say they are struggling to open hospitals ...

  8. Author found the meaning of life at daughter's birth

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... Jonathan Chamberlain is an author. He was talking to David Phair. I was about the age of two when we first came to Hong Kong in the 1950s from Britain. My father was a naval meteorologist ... among other things, a hospital porter, which led to reorganising the hospital's pharmacy and selling books in a shop. I spent seven years after university scribbling away, writing about ...

  9. Hospitals help some outcast mothers-to-be

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of spouses of permanent residents who were left out April 8, when the Hospital Authority suddenly shut the door to any more deliveries by women who hail from the mainland. The Private Hospitals ... the Hospital Authority decided to cap mainland births at its hospitals at 3,400 on grounds the previous quota of 10,000 was straining the system. Some also fear the flood of births will eventually lead ...

  10. A fraught state of affairs for all

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Hospital Authority expects well over 1,000 mainland mothers to turn up in public emergency rooms this year to deliver babies. Most businesses would be delighted with so many walk-in customers for an expensive service. For the authority it is a major headache, exacerbated by the government's cap on scheduled deliveries in public and private hospitals and its preference ...




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