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  1. Hundreds seeking health care jobs flock to recruitment fair

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee With unemployment rising, hundreds flocked to a recruitment drive for health care jobs yesterday. The Hong Kong Health Care Federation, which organised the event, said about 300 visited the fair in Kowloon Tong, which closes today. Jobs on offer include those for health care assistants in hospitals and clinics, with pay from about HK$8,000 a month to HK$11,000. ...

  2. Doctor warned over anaesthetic injection error

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A doctor has been found guilty of professional misconduct for injecting an anaesthetic into the wrong side of a patient's lower back. The Medical Council ordered yesterday that a warning letter be served to anaesthetist Sze Tak-suen. The ...

  3. Patients given private-care pledge

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A top health official has assured chronically ill patients that the government will ensure the quality of medical services when it starts co-operating with the private health sector. In this year's policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the government would take steps to promote partnerships between the public and private health sectors. ...

  4. US academy honours professor for efforts to help smokers quit

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... not to smoke. And that was it... no one would do any follow-up.' From 1993 to 1999, she studied part-time for her doctorate in public health at the University of Hong Kong, devoting herself ... to anticipate American and international trends in health care and to address relevant issues. The fellowship recognises individuals' contributions to nursing and health care. ...

  5. Surgeon accused of breaching code on medical advertising

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... as a distinct physical facility there. Dr Greig said the hernia centre had shared a reception area with the hospital's health centre on the first floor of the hospital's main building. Dr ...

  6. New labelling system cuts number of blood blunders

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Hospital cluster reports large drop in specimen mix-ups A new bar-code system for labelling blood samples has helped prevent specimen mix-ups at hospitals, the New Territories East cluster says. Its figures show the incidence of incorrect labe ...

  7. Princess Margaret clinic to test babies

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... mainland milk. The clinic has kidney specialists who can test babies if necessary. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said the Hospital Authority had put the system in place to check on babies who might have been affected. 'We have not discovered any baby who has any health effects so far. We hope in the next three weeks we will be more certain about whether any babies ...

  8. Depressed elderly more likely to apply to care homes, says poll

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Depressed elderly people are almost three times as likely to apply to live in care homes as those who are not, a survey has found. Those with health problems ... as those without depression to have applied or planned to apply in the coming year for care-home places, the poll found. 'They may not be able to take care of themselves with those health ...

  9. Ombudsman to probe process of granting disability allowances

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The ombudsman is to investigate the Social Welfare Department's practices in granting the disability allowance after finding apparent inconsistencies in the treatment of similarly disabled recipients. 'Complaints we have received rai ...

  10. Workload, evaluations taking toll on teachers, survey finds

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... in the past six months, the poll found. Lee Sing, director of the Hong Kong Mood Disorders Centre, said some teachers did not see doctors because they feared their health problems would be found out ...




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