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  1. Dog escapes sterilisation after biting vet and nurse at clinic

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The owner of a black and white husky took the dog to a clinic in Wan Chai to get it sterilised yesterday, but the three-old-year pooch clearly had his own feelings about the operation. All was going to plan as staff at the headquarters for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals injected the dog with a tranquilliser and took it into the operation room ...

  2. Link clinic fees similar to other doctors

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... to raise their fees if their landlord, the Link Management, raises rents. This emerged from a South China Morning Post survey of clinic fees, conducted as doctors joined a protest by tenants at more than 3,000 Link malls against proposed rent rises. The telephone survey of 50 clinics in four districts found doctors on public estates generally charge HK$150 to HK$250, while those ...

  3. Housing estate patients face higher clinic fees

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Patients who attend doctors' clinics at public estates may face higher fees after four medical groups agreed to pay market rentals for more than 300 clinics at premises ... on some estate clinics. The Hong Kong Medical Association, which took a lead role in the month-long negotiation with The Link, said it accepted market-level rents but that rents should be assessed ...

  4. Dog attacks clinic staff

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui A dog escaped being desexed after biting his vet and nurse at a Wan Chai clinic, the South China Morning Post reported. The husky was given sleeping drugs before the surgery. The vet was about to give the dog a painkiller when it attacked him. The vet was bitten on the right hand. The nurse was bitten on the left hand. The nurse fainted after being bitten. Both were ...

  5. Vouchers not accepted by many clinics

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Elderly people cannot use health vouchers in 30 per cent of clinics in Tuen Mun that have enrolled in the scheme, a Democratic Party survey has found. The party called 231 participating clinics, where patients over 70 should be able to use five HK$50 electronic vouchers to pay for health services. Seventy said the programme was not in place, citing a lack of resources. ...

  6. Clinics, shops threaten rent strike

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and result in some public estates not being served by a private doctor. The doctors union said that each month, two or three of the 200-odd clinics in Link-managed malls were forced out ... a 'management fee'- of HK$4 a square foot on top of the new rents. 'It is to force us out of their malls. One day, there could be no private clinics to serve tenants on public estates,' ...

  7. Legal action urged to rein in cut-price clinics

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Patients who visit clinics that are part of chains or who use medical cards issued by health schemes could be missing out on the best drugs because much of the money goes ... that run chains of clinics or outsource medical services. He said patients were given the cheapest drugs, usually costing less than HK$20, in order to save money. Patients covered by the medical ...

  8. Doctors angry at Link policy on clinic rents

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... practising at the centre since 2001, said he felt helpless after The Link notified him in July that the tenancy of his 400-square-metre clinic would be terminated. Hung has 30,000 patients, of whom several thousand consult him regularly. He is also one of six doctors participating in a Hospital Authority project to take care of chronically ill patients from public clinics. He has about 300 ...

  9. Clinic provides integrated service for addicts

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doctors said yesterday. Of the 134 patients who attended the hospital's Kowloon East Substance Abuse Clinic, 60 to 70 per cent had shown improvement, said senior psychiatrist Lam Wai-chung, who is in charge of the clinic. Dr Lam said the clinic was comparatively more successful in building trust with patients because more than 80 per cent would come back regularly ...

  10. Flu clinics start seeing other patients again

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Seven designated flu clinics resumed services to chronically ill patients yesterday, but strict screening troubled some visitors. At Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club Clinic ... the directions, the nurses could sometimes be too helpful. 'Actually, I can find my way.' One woman attending the flu clinic said the arrangements were quite good but it was troublesome for her ...




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