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  1. Emergency-ward birth fees set to be doubled

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Medical charges for mainland women giving birth in the emergency wards of Hong Kong's public hospitals are set to almost double, but there are doubts ... the authority's board on Thursday. Leung (pictured) said the measure, if passed, could deter mainland mothers without hospital bookings from rushing to emergency rooms seeking last-minute deliveries. ...

  2. Review of home care for mental patients

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the phones will advise patients whether they need to go to a hospital accident and emergency department or at an outpatient clinic. Psychiatrists and the patients' group say that while ... illnesses. Just over a year ago, a schizophrenic chopped to death a neighbour's three-year-old boy at a Sham Shui Po market. The patient had been discharged from Kwai Chung Hospital in 2006 ...

  3. Emergency jabs planned to halt suspected H5N1

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Guangdong will embark on an emergency poultry vaccination programme following a suspected outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in a Guangzhou village that prompted ... for the festival market are safe,' Yu Yedong, director of the Guangdong Animal Vaccination Centre, said. Local authorities stepped up prevention and control efforts following a suspected outbreak last ...

  4. Doctors protest at brutal attack

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was seriously wounded. The patient was dissatisfied with his treatment for muscle contractions in his face. August 3 A doctor from the Shanghai Medical Emergency Centre was beaten up by two passers-by at a local market while trying to save an elderly person who had fainted and fallen. The doctor suffered multiple wounds and lost consciousness. May 30 Nearly 100 people, summoned by a father who got ...

  5. Reality check for drama

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Lord healthpost@scmp.com The patient lies immobile, and the droning beep from the heart monitor and the flat line across its screen suggest there's only one possible course of action left. The defibrillator paddles are fired up, someone shout ...

  6. Ready for emergencies

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... injuries and walk-in cases seen in the outpatient department, but also any emergencies that occur in the wards, up until the patient's own physician arrives from home and can take over. ... be buzzed to dash upstairs and take charge of a post-operative emergency or suspected cardiac arrest. 'One time, I had to perform resuscitation on the ward, which took 20 to 25 minutes,' ...

  7. Cold spell strains public hospitals

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to public accident and emergency wards, and medical departments are expected to rise even further after the Lunar New Year holiday. Doctors said most of the extra patients during the winter surge ... will rush to the emergency wards after the holiday. 'This year's holiday is very long and we expect the number of patients who turn up after the holiday will be quite high.' Many ...

  8. Doctor reforms 'partly successful'

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... measures- extra operating time in the evening, new emergency wards to reduce hospital admissions and 24-hour availability of technicians to support doctors- had 'a bigger impact on small ... of emergency operating time at night had dropped between 14 per cent, at United Christian Hospital, and 45 per cent, at Yan Chai. 'United Christian Hospital is a very busy acute hospital where ...

  9. Take me to a private hospital, driver

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a specific doctor. But the policy U-turn has angered a union, which says resources will be misused. Previously, all patients were taken to the nearest public hospital emergency room regardless ... and that unstable patients would receive more comprehensive and immediate treatment when taken to public emergency rooms. 'Even in private hospitals, non-urgent patients need to wait in line,' Wat ...

  10. Outpatient department to have electronic queue control system

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Emergency Department and SOPD of Queen Mary Hospital will follow later this year. The standard queuing time for outpatient consultation in our SOPD used to be less than 60 minutes. I am aware that patients might at times need to wait longer when the respective doctors are engaged in unexpected patient care work in wards, emergency operations or resuscitation. I would like to express my ...




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