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  1. Sars nurses may sue Hospital Authority

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... were needlessly put at risk by the way it handled the outbreak. A union leader said the nurses, who all work at public hospitals, have indicated they would sue the authority for risking ... reviewed by the union's legal adviser. One of the 240 nurses, Lau Wing-kai - who helped doctor Joanna Tse Yuen-man insert a tube into a Sars patient at Tuen Mun Hospital - died. Dr Tse and Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429727/sars-nurses-may-sue-hospital-authority
  2. Hospital Authority boss recalls his feverish battle with death

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Three sunflowers clinging to three test-tubes in a wooden rack - that is how Hospital Authority chief executive William Ho Shiu-wei says he will remember Sars, the virus that nearly killed ... to Hong Kong tomorrow, I thought, the chief executive of the Hospital Authority coming down with Sars.' He was also reflective: 'I recognised I had become a patient needing help: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423491/hospital-authority-boss-recalls-his-feverish-battle-death
  3. Hospital Authority chief says there is no shortage of masks

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Hong Kong has an adequate supply of small-sized N95 surgical masks, the chief executive of the Hospital Authority said yesterday as he tried to ease concerns over a shortage of the top-quality protective mask. William Ho Shiu-wei said the problem was not acute because the Hospital Authority had stockpiled almost twice the number of masks that it consumed during the height ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428818/hospital-authority-chief-says-there-no-shortage-masks
  4. Free Sars testing for private hospitals

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... diagnosed a woman with Sars on Monday. Dr Lam made the promise after meeting chief executives of the 12 private hospitals and leaders of the Medical Association, the Doctors Union and Hospital ... hospitals, the Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said yesterday. A private hospital spokesman said he was overjoyed at the news. The existing policy gave private patients with Sars symptoms access ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428383/free-sars-testing-private-hospitals
  5. Bali widow on charity mission

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Bali bomb survivor Polly Miller yesterday paid a visit to the burns unit at Prince of Wales Hospital to inspect equipment donated by a charity she established in the wake ... to Darwin and then to Royal Brisbane Hospital, where she received treatment for 10 weeks. After her release she returned to Britain and established Dan's Fund for Burns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434878/bali-widow-charity-mission
  6. Wong Kee axed over discipline problems

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of play. In his debut appearance for Hong Kong he sent a Taiwanese player to hospital with a head-high tackle. Then against DeA Tigers in the ADICS playoff last Saturday, Wong Kee was sin-binned ... Rugby Football Union's disciplinary panel will meet today to decide what action to take against Wong Kee for the red card he earned against DeA on Saturday. The nuggety hard scrum-half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429616/wong-kee-axed-over-discipline-problems
  7. Market yourselves to mainland visitors, medics tell colleagues

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's doctors are being urged to market their services to individual travellers from the mainland. Union Hospital is the first private Hong Kong hospital to have launched ... of dollars, this has not deterred mainland patients so far, according to hospital medical director Anthony Lee Kai-yiu. He said: 'We used to have about two mainland patients every month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428434/market-yourselves-mainland-visitors-medics-tell-colleagues
  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Blunders exposed I refer to the article headlined 'How Sars caught out HK health chiefs' (October 17). Other than pointing out various blunders in our hospital system, the Hospital Authority's panel report on Sars has identified two grave errors which led to irreparable consequences: that of the re-opening of ward 8A, the centre of infection, at the Prince ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431670/letters
  9. Disease experts learn lessons from outbreak

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... rate. Globally, the death rate from Sars is 9.6 per cent, the union said, based on World Health Organisation figures. Twenty-seven people remained in Hong Kong hospitals yesterday, with five ... began their five-day work session with meetings with the Director of Health Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Hospital Authority chief executive William Ho Shiu-wei and Permanent Secretary for Health, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420982/disease-experts-learn-lessons-outbreak
  10. Unions predict crisis in spat with civil service minister

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Deteriorating relations between civil service unions and the minister in charge of public servants are nearing crisis point, union bosses have warned. The caution came after Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping reportedly slammed the table and stormed out of a meeting with union representatives on Wednesday after they accused him of 'playing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433821/unions-predict-crisis-spat-civil-service-minister

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