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  1. Hospital's late report of ovary case probed

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... too late. The woman, who has not been named, went to the Shatin International Medical Centre Union Hospital to have eggs extracted for artificial reproduction on August 18. But she suffered ... to report an unexpected 'serious' occurrence or risk within 24 hours. Dr Ares Leung Kwok-ling, deputy medical director of Union Hospital, denied it intentionally delayed reporting ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Hospital superbug spreading faster

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A deadly superbug usually associated with hospitals is spreading fast in the community and becoming more resistant to drugs, health chiefs say. The number of cases of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)among people who have not been treated in hospital hit a record high of 624 last year, more than triple the 173 cases seen in 2007, ...

  4. Drive to ease strain on blood supply

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they will not be extravagant with limited supplies.' The Peking Union Medical College Hospital, on the other hand, has installed advanced medical equipment and introduced minimally invasive surgery procedures ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The constant shortage of blood faced by some mainland cities has prompted health authorities and hospitals to resort to unusual means to meet demand. ...

  5. We are prepared, say health workers

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

    ... Hospital and chairman of the Frontline Doctors' Union, the memory of Sars is still fresh. He came down with Sars in March 2003 when he was a houseman at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He contracted ... Ella Lee The painful lesson of Sars and a heightened alertness for a possible bird flu outbreak have made Hong Kong's public hospitals better prepared for the imminent threat of swine ...

  6. Gene lab banned over test for sex

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the sex of a child for non-medical reasons in assisted human reproduction treatment. But there is no law prohibiting fetal sexing. At least four major private hospitals- Baptist Hospital, Union ... said. Deputy medical director of the Union Hospital Dr Ares Leung Kwok-ling said the hospital's resident obstetricians 'have reached a consensus' not to use the test because ...

  7. Hospital authority says sorry to blood victim

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The chief executive of the Hospital Authority has apologised to a woman who suffered a brain haemorrhage after receiving the wrong type of blood ... and her family,' Leung said. The 64-year-old woman developed a brain haemorrhage after being given blood type A, instead of type B. She was being treated at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. More action urged to stop spread of superbug in public hospitals

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A superbug resistant to many drugs and which can cause urinary infections has steadily become more common in children admitted to public hospitals. The culprit is ESBL (extended-spectrum ... in the Hong Kong West group of public hospitals in 2003, ESBL-producing E coli were found in only four children. But there were 20 cases in 2009 and the same number again last year. Using that data, ...

  10. 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 of drug-resistant bacteria one of its key performance indicators. And since last year, public hospitals have had their annual funding pegged to competence in controlling bloodstream infections of the most ...




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