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    Suzanne Ho: 'With my faith in God, I can be at peace', says health professional

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Slow and steady wins the race in a career dedicated to improving health care for mid-life women, writes Nora Tong Suzanne Ho Suzanne Ho Chan Sut-ying, Emeritus Professor of public health and primary care at the Chinese University (CUHK), has dedicated her career to the study of women's health and helping women achieve better physical, social and mental being. ...

  2. How we do like to be beside the seaside

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Centre for Environment and Human Health at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry revealed yesterday that people living near the coast tend to enjoy better health than those living inland. ... at the coast can affect health and well-being. By analysing data for the whole population, our research suggests there is a positive effect, although this type of study cannot prove cause ...

  3. Hospital off to a healthy start

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A few dozen patients who sought treatment at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen hospital yesterday were turned away on the clinic's first-day trial. But many patients expressed satisfaction with the primary healthca ...

  4. New health chief's prescription

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Incoming health minister Dr Ko Wing-man says the new government should continue a wide range of medical policies introduced by its predecessor, including the unpopular health insurance scheme, the partnership between private and public hospitals, and the health care voucher programme for the elderly. His comments allayed concern that the next ...

  5. Our duty to care for the elderly can be an opportunity for growth

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kleinman, an authority on public health, estimates that China may reach that situation by 2050. As Asian societies become more prosperous, it is time to rethink the push for growth and consider ... education, health, tourism and financial services. Services tend to be domestic-oriented, but increasingly, services such as IT can be outsourced. Health and medical care, for example, have become ...

  6. Hospital Authority has taken steps to entice staff to stay, ensure quality care

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Wong Wing-sze ('Hospital exodus threat to patients', May 30). The Hospital Authority realises the tight manpower situation of our health-care workforce, ... the nurses, 300 are extra manpower to be deployed to rectify deficits in pressure areas. This year (2012-13), we plan to recruit around 300 doctors, 2,000 nurses and 500 allied health professionals ...

  7. Doubts on cover for high-risk patients

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com About 10 per cent of people who join the government's planned health insurance scheme will be ranked as high-risk, actuarial calculations show, leading ... billion government funding allocated to the scheme, but lawmakers fear the money will run out. The Food and Health Bureau said in a report to the Legislative Council subcommittee examining ...

  8. Contest for private hospitals heats up

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A global health care company that runs 590 private clinics in the city is joining the fight to develop two new private hospitals. While some potential ... been there, and our interest will not stop at only two sites.' The health care group already runs 75 hospitals in Vietnam, Singapore and India, but is expected to face local competition. ...

  9. Doubt cast on health insurance plan

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The administration should set aside its proposed voluntary health insurance scheme because it is being rushed through without enough debate and the new ... have been too brief and have failed to address patients' concerns about the long-delayed project. The government planned the scheme to rebalance health care services. The public sector ...

  10. Strained public hospitals need help, says specialist

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the next health minister. Dr Ko Wing-man, a former senior Hospital Authority official, pointed to the imbalance of services provided by public and private hospitals. 'As a private practitioner ... not expect a 'big shock' to the health care system. He also said it would be important to maintain balanced development of the dual system of public-private health care. 'On the one ...




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