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  1. More inspections at homes for elderly

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The Social Welfare Department has hired more staff to step up inspections of care homes for the elderly after several private homes were found to have pocketed their residents' welfare bonuses. Five more social workers and five more nurse ...

  2. Caring for the needy

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... a day, 'plus snacks', and staff have to be on duty 24 hours a day. Besides providing healthcare, social work and rehabilitative- therapeutic exercise, for example- services, the home ...

  3. Help urged to keep elderly at home

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Clifford Lo A research group is calling for more home-care services for the elderly after its study showed most elderly people prefer to live with their family. The Home of the Elderly Research Society for Elderly Services surveyed 500 p ...

  4. Old couple get another year together

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Centenarian Ng King-yin and his 95-year-old wife Lam Sau-king moved into a private care home together last Tuesday, temporarily easing fears that they would be forced to live apart after eight decades as a couple. But th ...

  5. Charity begins with providing a home

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com For 27 years, Frances Shiu Suk-yin bounced around between hospitals, halfway houses, nursing homes and a rented flat. Last year, however, the 54-year-old former psychiatric patient finally found herself a stable home, thanks to an i ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Education can tackle nursing suicides

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Life lessons can help exhausted nurses cope with high stress The purpose of education is to acquire knowledge and skills, and most importantly, to develop a noble character with intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence, a positive attitude towards lif ...

  7. No plans to search for weapons on patients

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Hospital Authority yesterday ruled out empowering nurses to search patients and visitors for weapons, despite a surge in hospital violence. An authority board member yesterday confirmed that the idea of conducting searches was discuss ...

  8. Warning, 1-year pay freeze for nurse who scalded baby

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A nurse who scalded an infant while bathing him at Princess Margaret Hospital has been given a warning letter and told she will not be eligible for a pay rise for a year, a penalty that was dismissed as 'ridiculously lenient' by the parents. The ...

  9. letters

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Urgent need for more nursing homes Many elderly people in Hong Kong have no choice but to move into a nursing home as they become weak and are unable to lead a normal life. But according to a recent article, 'Elderly people dying in wait for nursing ...

  10. Learning from the mistakes

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Medical workers are encouraged to report incidents and blunders in hospitals so that their colleagues can learn from their mistakes, says the chief executive of the Hospital Authority's Kowloon West Cluster, Lily Chiu Lei-lei. Under the auth ...




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