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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Plans to cut waiting times for complainants by boosting assessment panel with 'lay people' are heading to the Legislative Council for approval Medical Council reforms to be issued 'this year' The Medical Council faces major surgery after a highly publicised case in which a celebrity couple whose newborn baby died waited nine ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... Cannix Yau cannix.yau@scmp.com Medical Council chairman calls for Hospital Authority to be stripped of power to probe doctors' errors amid fears cases are being ignored Lau demands new misconduct body The Medical Council is to fight for the removal of the Hospital Authority's power to investigate suspected doctors' misconduct after repeated calls ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... only be financially able to keep our foundation running for about one more year," treasurer Chan Kar-lok said. The group last week wrote to the Chief Executive's Office to seek help, ... Authority by suggesting that it be readjusted to HK$15,000 instead of HK$19,000," the group's executive officer Den Law Mei-ha said. "But they refused and said HK$18,000 was the final ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Under-fire Medical Council sets out plan for reform to cut waiting times

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Watchdog's chief hopes to cut waiting times for hearings- if 'vested interests' allow Medical Council sets out plan for reform The Medical Council would cut up to 10 months off the time it takes to set up a hearing on a complaint against a doctor if the government accepts its latest reform proposal, chairman Professor Joseph Lau ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic shortage of doctors in Hong Kong will not be resolved for years, report warns

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46pm by Emily Tsang

    ... extra beds and 6,200 more doctors by 2041, when the government expects the city's population to have grown to 8.5 million. The findings come as the Medical Council considers easing licensing requirements for foreign doctors who want to work in the city, an idea that has sparked conflict with the Medical Association. Council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee told the Post ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... Philip Choo, chief executive of the government hospital, said it was a false alarm and the woman had been discharged, the newspaper said. "We saw a patient with a history from Nigeria," ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... is on leave until November after the department suspended her from issuing reports. Leung and the chief executive of the Kowloon East group of hospitals, Dr Chui Tak-yi, bowed and apologised ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reform of Medical Council needed to restore public confidence after Eugina Lau case: group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:29am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Patients' group says high-profile couple's 9-year wait for justice exposes urgent need for reform of medical watchdog after years of talk Medical Council needs major surgery A concern group has urged the Medical Council to address its shortcomings and restore public confidence in light of criticism that it has failed to protect patients’ rights. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    My uphill battle in seeking justice from Hong Kong's Medical Council

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Emily Tsang

    ... from the Medical Council, but the regulatory body that licenses and disciplines doctors said that they were allowed to discontinue care. And it would not compel the doctor to hand over the medical records. In July 2012, Susan pursued the only option she felt was available to her under the present system- she filed a complaint to the council against the doctor. Since then, she has ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU won't drop pricey mainland Chinese hospital even after HK$200m bill

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Amy Nip

    ... decided to move forward with its Shenzhen hospital project. The university will continue its cooperation with the Shenzhen government in running the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital in Futian, its council ... not high, as Shenzhen deputy mayor Wu Yihuan was said to have stated that HKU would be repaid only when the hospital was financially viable. Council chairman Dr Leong Che-hung said yesterday ...




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