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  1. Hospital Authority aims to match British success

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Irene Jay Liu irenejay.liu@scmp.com Hong Kong seeks to emulate Britain in its fight against superbug infections, but it isn't easy, says the Hospital Authority's infection control chief. Britain slashed hospital MRSA blood infections by 70 per cent in five years. In Hong Kong, infection rates have dropped 12 per cent for hospitals providing acute services since ...

  2. Hospital Authority swings into gear with contingency plans

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Amy Nip The Hospital Authority has activated contingency plans to deal with a possible flu pandemic that is regarded as the biggest challenge to the public health care system since the Sars outbreak in 2003. Its director of quality and safety, Leung Pak-yin, said the authority would make its 1,400 isolation beds at 15 public hospitals ready for a possible pandemic. ...

  3. Hospital Authority accused of neglect by Sars survivors

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... a debilitating bone disease and feel neglected by the health-care system. The Hospital Authority estimates that about 100 Sars survivors suffer from avascular necrosis, caused by the steroids used ... replacements. Some patients recovering from Sars have complained to the South China Morning Post that the Hospital Authority has ignored them since they were discharged from hospital. One public ...

  4. Hospital Authority to delay release of report on outbreak

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The Hospital Authority is delaying the release of its Sars review to avoid clashing with the report to be issued by the Tung-appointed Sars expert committee on Thursday, a legislator said. The report by the authority's review panel, chaired by Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli, is being fine-tuned but has yet to be submitted to its board, an authority spokesman said. The panel ...

  5. Hospitals urged to clarify superbug-infection figures

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee How many patients have died of superbug infections at Hong Kong public hospitals? It's a mystery. This is so although the Hospital Authority has made the control ... The MRSA bloodstream infection rate has in fact gradually dropped, from 0.2 per cent in 2007 to 0.15 per 1,000 acute bed days in 2010. Hospital Authority figures show there were 529 MRSA ...

  6. Transparency the key in fight against superbugs

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with through broad community support. The Hospital Authority's decision to regularly release information about serious infections is a firm step in that direction. When the first set of data ... hospitals. Patients and others in the community, aware of the shortcomings and failings, have pressured health authorities to make changes. That has also heightened awareness about abuse ...

  7. Authority says MRSA is under control in Hong Kong, but cannot be eradicated

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A senior Hospital Authority official says the spread of hospital-acquired MRSA is under control but it is impossible to eradicate because it is endemic in the city. Authority ... caused by MRSA infections. In Hong Kong, all public hospitals must report all MRSA cases to the authority. MRSA can be transmitted through contact with carriers. All patients are isolated and key ...

  8. Chinese medicine is curing swine flu, authorities claim

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in autumn and winter, Beijing health authorities said. Wang Yuguang , deputy dean of the Centre of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine at Beijing's Ditan Hospital, which specialises in the treatment of infectious diseases, said swine flu patients treated with traditional Chinese medicine improved faster and tended to stay in hospital for a shorter time than patients using Tamiflu. ...

  9. Authority tells staff how to handle complications from vaccination

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Hospital Authority is telling its medical staff how to handle the most severe side effect of flu vaccination, a guideline shows. The staff guideline, which targets patients who appear at the authority's hospitals or clinics after receiving vaccination for seasonal flu or swine flu in the past 120 days, was released yesterday. A government expert panel ...

  10. Health authorities confirm another case of dengue fever

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Yan Chai Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital last Thursday. The spokesman revealed that the man had travelled to Indonesia between August 21 and 27. He urged people to be alert ...




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