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  1. Caring for the carers

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... in improving the authority's financial and administrative processes and its audit functions. Mr Wu said improvement in the health care system depended on innovation. 'The Hospital Authority ... discovered it is a very big job, much bigger than I had expected,' Mr Wu said. 'But nothing is more important than the health and safety of the public.' He arrived, of course, ...

  2. Checkpoint health alert scaled back

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Health-screening measures will be scaled down at land and sea immigration checkpoints from April 1, the Department of Health said last night. Temperature screening will be phased out at these checkpoints but will continue at Chek Lap Kok airport due to recent outbreaks of bird flu and meningococcal infections in some countries. Health posts will remain at each land ...

  3. Appeal to Tung over denial of 'hero' payout

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... paediatrician, died on April 3 last year after being infected by one of his patients. He was one of the eight health-care workers- six public and two private- who died of Sars in Hong Kong. All ... the government's so-called Fund for Heroes. This follows rejection by health minister Yeoh Eng-kiong of an appeal by the widow of James Lau Tai-kwan against earlier rejection of her application ...

  4. Sars survivor beats trauma to win award

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak It took Philip Lo Chi-sing two months to recover from the physical symptoms of Sars. The mental effects took much longer. Mr Lo, a health-care assistant, needed psychological ... The team operating the post-discharged Patient Care Project for Kwun Tong runs a programme designed to give immediate help to the patients, before handing those still in need into the care of local ...

  5. Capital on guard against flu to prepare for Sars

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... unit, but I will remember to get a receipt just in case,' he said. A health-care worker said priority would be given to frontline staff. Teams were also dispatched to schools ... the capital's readiness for a possible return of Sars as the flu season approaches. A flu vaccination campaign - undertaken on the advice of the World Health Organisation - was launched this week ...

  6. Delay over reporting suspected second case draws criticism

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... that they will be more careful to avoid mistakes.' Bob Dietz, spokesman for the World Health Organisation in Beijing, agreed that Guangdong might want to avoid false alarms in making premature ... Josephine Ma in Beijing But some health workers say authorities are right to take their time and try to prevent unnecessary panic Belated confirmation by Guangdong that it has a new ...

  7. Hospital staff complain of praise pressure

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... serious mistakes. The statement has not yet been published. It also called on victims, the media and the public to be less judgmental and more understanding about the predicament of health-care ... that they unwillingly signed an emotional statement hailing Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng Kiong and former Hospital Authority chairman Leong Che-hung as selfless and 'honourable ...

  8. The cure that came at a cost

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... will be able to care for herself in the future. Ms Lee is one of 158 recovered Sars patients in Hong Kong who have been diagnosed with avascular necrosis, a disease that stops blood flow to the bones. ... in retrospect,' says Jane Chan Chun-kwong, a Hospital Authority consultant who oversees the hospital system's post-Sars clinics. 'The doctors were only able to provide the standard of care ...

  9. Hospital team voices its fears

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... list'. They would be responsible for taking care of bird flu patients on a four-week shift before a new team takes over. Those who are in contact with bird flu patients would take Tamiflu ... in to help. Dr Chiu said the hospital's bird flu team, formed by doctors from the infectious diseases, internal medicine and intensive care unit departments would be ready an hour after receiving ...

  10. What has been done to keep us safe?

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... was a blessing in disguise and has given a very strong signal to the government that there are a lot of deficiencies in our present health-care system,' Professor Lee said. Another member, ... After Sars left Hong Kong reeling a year ago, health officials pledged to better guard us from possible outbreaks of infectious diseases in the future. Mary Ann Benitez finds out ...




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