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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overseas doctors needed in Hong Kong to ease crisis, say UK experts

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei British experts warn Hospital Authority that restrictions on foreign recruitment should be relaxed quickly to lift threat to patient safety Overseas doctors 'needed to ease crisis' Curbs on hiring overseas doctors should be eased because of a staffing crisis that poses a threat to the safety of patients, the Hospital Authority was told yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048884/overseas-doctors-needed-hong-kong-ease-crisis-say-uk-experts
  2. Dollar blues

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Big rises in the value of their home currencies are adversely affecting the salaries of some expatriates. Is this currency gap going to lead to a brain drain of expatriates? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603265/dollar-blues
  3. Mental health crisis on agenda

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... also calls for psychological crisis intervention teams to be formed in 60 per cent of mainland cities, and many cities would be required to provide hotlines offering psychological help. Dr Xie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003335/mental-health-crisis-agenda
  4. Beijing faces funding crisis for TB treatment

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui zhuang.pinghui@scmp.com With a global health fund withdrawing, the mainland is scrambling to find the means to support its fight against tuberculosis, which the WHO estimates infects 1.3 million mainlanders every year. With the world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996425/beijing-faces-funding-crisis-tb-treatment
  5. Nursing crisis in care homes for elderly

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Jennifer Ngo A chronic shortage of nurses in private homes for the elderly is behind huge waiting lists for places at the facilities, a service group says. At least 400 more nurses are needed in the homes to cope with demand, said Grace Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991922/nursing-crisis-care-homes-elderly
  6. Radiation Crisis

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter After Japan's disaster it seems everyone is worried about radiation. Radiation cannot be seen, but if we get a lot of it, it can kill us. It can hang around on our food and in our water too. So here's what you need to know about the radiation crisis: Where? Where does the radiation come from? The radiation is leaking from nuclear power plants in Fukushima, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741794/radiation-crisis
  7. Hospital funding crisis to blame for lack of trust

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is symptomatic of a funding and costs crisis that has plagued hospitals since market reforms replaced a free national health system with the user-pays principle and the profit motive. Professor Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741834/hospital-funding-crisis-blame-lack-trust
  8. Health care crisis needs planned solutions, not piecemeal fixes

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the crisis at hand. I cannot understand how and why time and again those in authority close the barn door only after the horse has bolted. This resource crisis has been brewing for a long time. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740677/health-care-crisis-needs-planned-solutions-not-piecemeal-fixes
  9. No deal on hospital staffing crisis

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Simpson Cheung

    ... Ella Lee and Simpson Cheung A full consensus could not be reached between doctors and the Hospital Authority last night over a HK$172 million package of emergency measures to tackle a record high staff turnover in public hospitals. The authority officiall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741330/no-deal-hospital-staffing-crisis
  10. Manila crisis survivor turns 19 in hospital

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Jason Leung Song-xue, who suffered brain damage during the Manila hostage crisis, celebrated his 19th birthday in Tuen Mun Hospital yesterday with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and top health officials, including Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok and Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk. Tsang and the authority gave him a camera ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734732/manila-crisis-survivor-turns-19-hospital

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