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  1. Haven for distressed women helps them find their feet

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... husband filed judicial separation papers in Hong Kong and also revoked her dependant's visa. She had nowhere to go, with no immediate family in the city. Although she has a university degree, ...

  2. Donor recovering from infection after cross-family liver transplant

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... after the transplant. So Po-chun donated part of her liver last Tuesday in the city's first case of cross-family liver transplants. She gave part of her liver to a stranger, a Mr Ma, while ... is more than 95 per cent. The So family declined to comment about the second operation on Ms So. The other family could not be reached. The family swap offers new hope to the more than 120 people ...

  3. Disco Bay wakes to laughter as families take charity hike

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Strollers get right of way in creche's third sponsored walk Discovery Bay folk woke on Saturday to chirping birds and the laughter of babies and children wearing bright Christmas-red T-shirts, up early for a special walk. As police o ...

  4. Family of Filipina maid want inquest into death

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The family of a Filipina domestic helper who was found dead at a South Horizons apartment block two days before she was scheduled to go home is appealing to the government for an inquest to be carried out. Police said Garlen Ortigosa died on August 27 and her case was classified as 'person falling from height'. 'At this stage we have not found any criminal element ...

  5. Family's anger as father lies in coma

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... heartbeat went wrong, his family says. Lee Wing-hong, 40, suffered cardiac arrest six hours after his heart was perforated during the procedure, known as radio frequency ablation, just as he arrived at the operating theatre for surgery to check the damage. The hospital says its staff took all necessary precautions. But his family claim his heart might not have stopped if more urgent steps had been ...

  6. Boost for family medicine services

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Ella Lee Private 24-hour family medicine clinics, the creation of specialist centres of excellence and a redefinition of the role of the Hospital Authority ... family medicine services. It will also reinforce the Centre for Health Protection and the role of family doctors in preventive medicine to help cut back on expensive hospital care. The Hospital ...

  7. Policy 'should not dictate family size'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Agnes Lam and Mary Ann Benitez Decision on babies a personal matter, say family planners Having children is a personal decision and government policy should not interfere in it, the Family ... enough time to take care of their kids,' she said. 'Our role will remain unchanged. Our work is to help married couples set up a happy family. Quality family life is still our main ...

  8. Target to cut chicken numbers threatens family farms

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez More than half of the city's 194 poultry farms might be forced to close if a target to cut the live chicken population under an improved buy-out scheme of operators is not met in six months. As only 20 are large farms, those most und ...

  9. Electronic record project expands

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... sector to more easily share patients' medical histories. The project is essential to establishing the family medicine network, where every family or individual has a family doctor who ... is the auto-reply project, which was launched in seven Hospital Authority clusters in the first half of the year. A total of 1,185 private doctors have joined. When a patient visits a family doctor ...

  10. Government rejects advice over health reform

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... regulate the private sector under the planned 'one doctor, one family' system. The government plans to introduce a family doctor system, proposed by the Health and Medical Development ... policies. Sian Griffiths, of the Sars Expert Committee, said: 'If the plan is to have a family medicine network, the Health Department needs to be combined with the bureau.' But a bureau ...




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