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  1. Maternity wards filling up fast

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the following were fully booked: Baptist Hospital, until April 30; St Paul's Hospital, until February 28; Union Hospital, until April 30; Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, until April 30; ... A total of 697 non-resident mainlanders have booked maternity packages in the past few days. Public hospitals fully booked Of the eight public hospitals providing obstetric services, ...

  2. Worker dies after being electrocuted at Legco site

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A worker electrocuted while putting the finishing touches to the new Legislative Council building earlier this week died in Ruttonjee Hospital yesterday. ... was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital in critical condition and died early yesterday morning. Police have classified the case as an industrial accident. At midday yesterday, dozens of his colleagues ...

  3. Private homes staff work longer for less

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

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The quality of private homes for the elderly could not be guaranteed because staff worked much longer hours and were paid less than public homes staff, the Hospitals, Clinics and Nursing Workers Union said yesterday. Private homes staff worked 12 hours a day and were paid HK$7,000 a month, while public homes staff got HK$8,000 for eight-hour shifts. ...

  4. Recruitment drive to leave a shortfall of 1,000 nurses

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A HK$200 million package to recruit 1,600 nurses will still leave public hospitals 1,000 short of the number required to maintain services. The Hospital Authority, announcing the move ... - will provide 300 additional nurses to strengthen existing services and another 300 for areas under particular pressure. Public hospitals have been struggling to retain nurses in the face of a growing ...

  5. McDonald's delivery worker hurt in crash

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... control of the motorbike and hit a taxi near Wonderland Villas at 1.50pm. He was slightly injured and taken to Princess Margaret Hospital. He and the 46-year-old taxi driver passed breath tests. A union said earlier this month it had received reports of 15 such workers hurt in traffic accidents. ...

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    Hospitals struggle with crowds after quakes kill 250 in Iran

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Dubai Medical units struggle to cope after tremors rock villages, leaving 250 dead and thousands affected Quake victims crowd hospitals Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran ... Varzaghan and Harees, near the major city of Tabriz, Iranian media reported. Many villages are hard to reach by road, hindering rescue efforts. Hospitals in Tabriz, Ardabil and other cities nearby ...

  7. Peak residents' traffic worries over hospital

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Victoria Peak residents are petitioning the government to make sure the expansion of a private hospital near their homes does not cause traffic jams. But the Transport Department says it does not expect any such problems arising from the work at Canossa Hospital, even though its only access for both entry and exit is from the steep, narrow two-way Old ...

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    Letters Question, August 13, 2012

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cut-price help. Should the health minister increase the HK$100 fee for emergency ward consultations in public hospitals in an effort to deter people who do not require emergency treatment and thereby cut waiting time? ...

  9. Sharp fall in mishaps at private hospitals

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com A senior health official has credited an exodus of public medical workers to private hospitals for a steep fall in the number of serious misadventures ... no evidence of any cover-up. 'We think the many public doctors and nurses switching to work in private hospitals have improved their services and it might be the reason behind the falling ...

  10. Patient left on operating table dies in hospital fire

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Medical staff at a Shanghai hospital have been accused of abandoning a man who was under general anaesthetic on an operating table when a fire broke out in an adjacent room. The patient was later found dead. The fire occurred at the No3 People's Hospital, in Baoshan district, shortly after 10pm on Wednesday. The 49-year-old ...




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