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  1. Toxins prove deadly in the home

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from consuming the most mundane of household items, out of the 4,413 poisoning cases reported to the Hospital Authority. Some innocuous-seeming items are easily mistaken for food by small ... strippers- for cleaning. Cases of two seniors in their eighties and one five-year-old eating the hand warmer refills were reported to the Hospital Authority. 'One of the old people apparently ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL

    Elderly woman dies in Hong Kong hospital after feeding tube is mistakenly inserted into her lung

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:25pm by Shirley Zhao and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Shirley Zhao and Lai Ying-kit Tseung Kwan O Hospital apologises and launches investigation Patient dies after nurse puts feeding tube in lung Tseung Kwan O Hospital has apologised ... to the hospital on Tuesday from the nearby Haven of Hope Hospital, which specialises in geriatric care. A nurse inserted the tube at 4pm that day. An X-ray was also carried out. Milk was fed through ...


    Hospital Authority chairman has term extended

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND OLGA WONG

    ... Emily Tsang and Olga Wong Anthony Wu's term extended one year to give some stability to volatile administration Hospital Authority chief to stay on Anthony Wu Ting-yuk has been appointed for a further year as Hospital Authority chairman amid talk Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's government is suffering a recruitment crisis as it deals with a host of controversies. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., September 7, 2014

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by STAFF

    ... was "very happy and very relieved" over the decision. The Hospital Authority said it would continue to consider similar requests on a case-by-case basis, taking into account public health ... outspoken, heaping praise on Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping.   Melissa Grenham Queen Mary Hospital finally allowed American Melissa Grenham to keep her placenta after giving birth ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tighten dentistry school rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... or the Hospital Authority and the dentistry faculty's full-time teachers are exempt from the regulations or discipline of the Dental Council. Clearly it is time it was, and they were. The independent ... SCMP Editorial Tighten rules for dentistry school Teaching hospitals lie at the heart our public health system. They not only train our future doctors and dentists, but they provide ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases on the rise at Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com One drug-resistant bug was found nine times as often last year as the year before, figures from the city's Hospital Authority reveals Rise of the superbug at public hospitals Drug-resistant "superbugs" are being found more often in public hospitals, Hospital Authority data shows, with one bug showing up nine times as often last ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 17, 2014

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by LETTERS

    ... recruitment of doctors are too harsh. In the short term, it is essential for the Hospital Authority to ease the restrictions on recruitment of doctors from overseas because this would have ... times in accident and emergency units. If we can tackle the shortage of doctors, waiting times can be reduced. In the long run, the Hospital Authority can cooperate with overseas medical schools ...

  8. Doctors shortage set to worsen

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pressure on the Hospital Authority to retain its doctors, 22 of whom have quit on average each month over the past year. 'The coming five to seven years will be a key period for us to train ... in June. While the authority used to target those who had worked in public hospitals to join the part-time force, it aims to extend its reach to the private sector by the end of this year. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Revise medical subsidy scheme to lure more private doctors

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to promote the scheme, has withdrawn its offer. It is, without doubt, being disingenuous when it accuses the Hospital Authority of "conflict of interest" in trying to set a price ... SCMP Editorial Revise subsidies to lure doctors It sounds good on paper and certainly has the potential to help cut waiting times at public hospitals. But it hasn't worked out well so ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:33pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says more feasible ways to reduce airspace congestion must be considered, not least because of the hefty costs of airport expansion Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options Over the years, the Airport Authority has been funding research and more research to legitimise its claim that Hong Kong needs a third ...




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