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  1. Robotic operating theatre puts HK at cutting edge of medicine

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A world first in state-of-the-art operating theatres which allows surgery to be performed more precisely and safely was unveiled at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital yesterday. The operating theatre for minimally invasive surgery has been equipped with the latest model of a robotic operating system. The system, which generates high-definition 3D images, has four ...

  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya can perform heart surgery for US$800

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... hours drive from Bangalore, which was built for about 400 million rupees (HK$57.7 million) in 10 months and recently opened its doors. Set amid palm trees and with five operating theatres ... Air-conditioning is restricted to operating theatres and intensive care units. Ventilation comes from large windows. Relatives or friends visiting in-patients undergo a four-hour nursing course ...

  3. Surgeon let girlfriend in to watch him operate

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com A doctor who took his girlfriend into an operating theatre to watch him perform surgery may be disciplined by Chinese University of Hong Kong and Prince ... took the woman into the theatre without permission to watch him conduct an emergency corneal transplant on April 24. His girlfriend is a postgraduate student at CUHK. There were three other ...

  4. Pok Oi Hospital to get 50 more beds

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long will get an additional 50 beds in the next year, taking the total to 510, chief executive Dr Lee Tsun-woon said. To cope with rising demand in New Territories West, two more surgery theatres will come into use, and services for certain specialties will be enhanced. New practices are in place to shorten patients' waiting time for discharge. ...

  5. Count instruments, surgical staff told

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Queen Elizabeth Hospital apologised again to a 72-year-old patient for leaving a 20cm copper plate inside her body after an operation to remove a tumour from her pancreas last month. Doctors had operated again to remove the instrument, a copper retractor. A Hospital Authority investigation panel recommended that operation theatre staff ensure instruments are accurately ...

  6. Golden opportunity to operate on a higher level

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba, Melanie Ho, Melanie Holloway

    ... for a confident, assertive, and highly experienced senior nursing officer (operating theatre). 'The chance to be a senior nursing officer is a career hallmark, as promotions in the nursing field ... with more than 15 years' continuous post registration experience and at least eight years in management. The candidate will look after daily operations in the operating theatre, from ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Doctor remembers a family's sacrifice in donating organs

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by KRISHNAN GANAPATHY

    ... crisis committee proud. Scores of telephone calls were made and vehicles dispatched. Surgeons, anaesthetists, the blood bank, laboratories, operation theatres, nurses and paramedical support ...


    From the experts: is your doctor healthy enough?

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by DR KRISHNAN GANAPATHY

    ... Dr Krishnan Ganapathy life@scmp.com 'So, Doc, before you use that scalpel on me, how's your health?' It's a valid question for patients to ask, writes Dr Krishnan Ganapathy Turning the operating tables A patient who is about to be wheeled into the operating theatre looks up at the doctor and says: "Hi, Doc, as per National Accreditation Directives ...

  9. Surgeons took an hour to find source of bleeding in patient

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the operating theatre to assist in surgery 45 minutes after the bleeding began. While operating theatre staff waited for Dr Mann to arrive, Ng was transfused one pack of blood containing between 350cc ... Tam said she went off duty at 3.30pm and Ms Lai had taken her place in the operating theatre. Between 5pm and 6pm she was ordered back to the operating theatre to assist in an operation ...

  10. New centre speeds up cataract treatment

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It has 20 doctors and has two operating theatres for performing minimumally invasive cataract surgery. 'We try to arrange it so doctors only perform one session a week to avoid tiring them,' said Dr Kenneth Li Kai-wang, the centre's director. 'We can perform seven or eight operations in each theatre in a session and there are two sessions each day.' Cataracts ...




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