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  1. Health-care expectations 'unrealistic'

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Unrealistic expectations of health services have led to unfounded complaints against frontline medical staff, the Hospital Authority's top complaints-handling body said. The public complaints committee also called for more efforts to reduce ...

  2. Public-private hospitals worth consideration

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's father of liver transplants has spoken out about a brain drain from the ranks of public hospital surgeons into private practice. It may be a steady leak rather than a flood, but that is not to be taken lightly in a city that depends heavi ...

  3. Minister kept in dark for 9 days over baby swap

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The health minister said he was upset he had not learned of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital baby mix-up until Monday morning- hours after the media were told and nine days after the blunder was discovered. It was also revealed yesterday that York ...

  4. Doctors' hero seeks to swap radical image for independence

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The lawmaker for the medical sector tells Ella Lee his radical image is undeserved, in the latest in our series on winners and losers in the Legislative Council election Some of his peers describe him as unsociable and radical, but the newly elected legis ...

  5. Case-mix reform may pay health dividends

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Community consensus on a new financing model to meet the rising cost of health care remains a distant prospect. The burden on the taxpayer and the government's budget continues to rise. Getting fair value for money out of the existing system is there ...

  6. Medical experts urge independent audit body

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Patients' rights activists and medical experts are calling for an independent body to conduct clinical audits. In Britain, the process is undertaken by the Commission for Health Improvement, where doctors check on their peers. ' ...

  7. Assessment to ensure hospitals make the grade

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the team should be from overseas. Health-care reforms will mean more residents will use the private rather than public system. Ensuring that standards in both sectors remain high is therefore ...

  8. Meeting demands of mainland mothers

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of our public hospitals that are at present the domain of private health-care providers. For nurses, it is a dilemma- in one bed is a Hong Kong resident, paying a few hundred dollars ...

  9. Hospitals face funds shake-up

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... a territory-wide electronic health-care record system. He admitted that the existing public-private imbalance was significant, because of price differentials. The government will consult the public later this year about the long-term issues of health-care financing and service reform, he said. Mr Solomon said the authority's initiatives to boost staff morale included reducing maximum continuous ...

  10. We cannot give proper care, say doctors

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Public clinic medics claim big workloads Public clinic doctors say they are forced to provide 'second-class' care to patients because heavy workloads leave them with less than six minutes for each consultation. Representatives of about ...




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