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  1. Financial secretary drops in to back Brands Week and see new designs

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Ahead of its annual Business of Design Week conference, the Hong Kong Design Centre wants to give local companies a head ... start until Monday, a launch was held this week at the Pawn, with Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah dropping by. A key part of the event is that 10 local designers worked with 10 local ...

  2. Cancer rehabilitation centre cuts prices in bid to attract patients

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's first non-profit rehabilitation centre for cancer patients has fallen victim to the financial crisis, and has slashed its prices by up to 40 per cent to cope with a poor occupancy rate. The centre, run by the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society and sponsored in part by the Jockey Club, was opened in October to provide more personalised rehabilitation ...

  3. Financial fruits

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ho Lok Sang

    ... much each needs to spend for basic health care. The fact is that excessively low or non-existent user fees will cause waste and undermine prevention. We need to preserve some financial ... will to implement something that will really benefit Hong Kong, while being sustainable. Ho Lok Sang is director of, and professor at, the Centre for Public Policy Studies, Lingnan University ...

  4. Financial life support

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre has recently released a report on health care financing, which proposes a mandatory medical savings scheme for workers. It is understandable if the health ...

  5. Liver centre's wish for more cash comes true

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Announcement coincides with new fund-raiser The liver transplant centre got its wish for more money from the Hospital Authority- on the same day surgeons helped launch ... of Queen Mary Hospital to receive coin donations. The new annual funding, from the 2007-08 financial year, would be used to renovate the liver transplant ward and recruit one consultant, one senior ...

  6. Donors flock to centres after marrow appeal

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Donation centres received seven times more non-Asian bone-marrow donors in the last week than they usually get in a year after ... showed up Hong Kong Red Cross centres to register as potential bone-marrow donors. By Thursday, they had received 445 potential donors, far more than the 60 or so they get in a typical year. ...

  7. Hotel bid forces out rehab centre

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com A drug rehabilitation centre for youths in Sai Kung is being forced out to make way for a new waterfront hotel. The 193,000 sq ft area, also home to the Sai Kung Water Sports Training Centre and Happy Farm, an organic farm run by the Richmond Fellowship charity, was put up for sale by tender last week by the government. The sale was triggered by a HK$580 ...

  8. Yuen Long blood centre aims to help 15,000 patients

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com A new centre for blood donation in Yuen Long is expected to collect enough blood to treat 15,000 patients and help meet growing demand, the Red Cross says. The centre expects to see 5,000 donors in its first six months. It will be launched officially next month, after a soft opening on July 29. Demand for blood rose 24.3 per cent between 2005 and last ...

  9. Practitioners reach out to homes for the elderly and day care centres

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Practitioners from the Hospital Authority's centres for training and research in Chinese medicine have been serving the community under an outreach scheme since 2009. Homes for the elderly and day care centres in the same district as the Chinese medicine centres are the main target. With 41 locations around Hong Kong, more patients have access to and are able to benefit from ...

  10. Financial crisis to put strain on drug subsidies

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The financial crisis is expected to put extra stress on a fund that subsidises public patients' drugs- including cancer drugs- and expensive medical equipment, the Hospital ... of which were added to the safety net this month. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah allocated HK$1 billion to the fund in this year's budget. The authority will later seek funding ...




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