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  1. News - China - END-OF-LIFE CARE

    Shanghai's hospice wards offer terminal patients a better last stop

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai aims to stop terminally ill patients being shunted from one hospital to the next Hospice wards offer better last stop for dying Ten bedridden terminal cancer patients lie in the dimly lit, quiet hospice ward at the Jin ...

  2. Cover-up denied in dropped baby case

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan and Stuart Lau Hong Kong's medical chief told private hospitals yesterday to report all serious medical cases within 24 hours, after Baptist Hospital failed to report a newborn baby who was dropped on the floor and suffered a head injury w ...

  3. Cleaners act as doctors in rural Indian hospitals

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi A hospital cleaner gives an injection to a young accident victim. A ward boy stitches wounds. Mangy dogs roam the hospital corridors. The scenes in a pair of impoverished rural hospitals, captured on secret cameras and broadcast ...

  4. Unacceptable hospital errors

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There have been many complaints lately about hospital services. Two newborn babies were given the wrong treatment in December at Prince of Wales Hospital. A man claims that his wife and newborn son were treated poorly at another hospital. One patient' ...

  5. Firm accused of illegal promotion in hospitals

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong A care company for the elderly has been promoting its services in public hospitals without permission, it was claimed yesterday. An industry body said the Home of Elderly Consultancy had been advertising the services of its affiliated elderly ...

  6. Should we employ overseas doctors to tackle manpower shortages?

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The quality of Hong Kong's healthcare system is ranked one of the best in the world. Some argue that an overseas recruitment drive without a licensing exam could compromise service quality. ...

  7. Hospital site offer not unreasonable

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... must be for Hongkongers and no more than 20 per cent can be for expectant mothers. This did not deter India-based Fortis Healthcare, which runs the city's Quality Healthcare clinics, from ... of improving health-care delivery and choice for Hongkongers. Obstetrics was likely the sticking point in most cases. Private hospitals have invested heavily in this area to meet the demand from ...

  8. Seeing is believing in travel medical insurance

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu To readers of this column, I would like to apologise for my absence over the past five weeks, a time spent either in hospital or at home recuperating from a retinal detachment sustained while on holiday in Paris. As this is a column on the corpo ...

  9. Nursing shortage looms at homes for the elderly

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Public and private hospitals struggling to fill their nursing rosters have another competitor for their staff: homes for the elderly. The homes are in the market for 1,000 nurses and say that even with a new nursing program ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 7, 2012

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Steep medical fees demand explanation Many Western countries face difficulties balancing their budgets. One of the biggest factors is the ever increasing cost of health care, with a greying population and the development of better but expensive medicines ...




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