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  1. Greater urgency needed to reform health system

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

    ... Health secretary Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has offended public doctors by calling them petty-minded for wanting standard working hours, and then rubbed it in with a qualified apology if he hurt their feelings. Chow says patients often need round-the-clock car ...

  2. Hospital under fire over alleged assault

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Police not told of doctor incident Members of the medical profession and a patients rights group criticised the Adventist Hospital yesterday for failing to inform health authorities and the police of an alleged assault at the hospital. Obstetrici ...

  3. A simple checklist to save thousands of lives

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Pronovost, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, began studying hospital-acquired infections. These infections affect one in 10 patients, killing 90,000 of them and costing ...

  4. All government hospitals to cut doctors' hours

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors at some busy hospitals have had their work week cut to 65 hours under a pilot programme and, because of its success, the Hospital Authority will soon extend the scheme to all public hospitals. However, the Public Doctors' Association ...

  5. Private hospitals decry 15-minute target over maternity crises

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Private hospitals have expressed strong opposition to part of a new government code of practice, which specifies an unprecedented 15-minute response time to maternity emergencies. The Hong Kong Private Hospitals' Association, representing al ...

  6. Hospital death sent to coroner

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A 37-year-old woman died in October after suffering uncontrolled bleeding after giving birth at Prince of Wales Hospital, it was revealed yesterday. A hospital spokesman said last night it could not respond to media questions about why th ...

  7. Doctor sees sense in EMBA

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba The road to a medical career is long and arduous, but Chan Pik-kei, a specialist in an intensive care unit at a public hospital, believes further education is required for those in the medical field. She was the first person with a medical ...

  8. Hospitals should report violence

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Doctors are sworn not to do anything that would harm their patients. The Department of Health and the Medical Council are the responsible watchdogs. However, a recent case of alleged workplace violence not involving a patient has raised concerns about the ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... local conditions. A statutory patient safety agency would have responsibility for the public and private sectors and comprise representatives from medicine, administration and the public. ...

  10. Drug errors at homes for elderly raise concerns

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The health minister has expressed concern over drug dispensing safety at private homes for the elderly after 34 blunders, including three deaths, in recent years. Speaking after attending a radio programme yesterday, York Chow Yat-ngok said heal ...




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