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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overseas doctors needed in Hong Kong to ease crisis, say UK experts

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei British experts warn Hospital Authority that restrictions on foreign recruitment should be relaxed quickly to lift threat to patient safety Overseas doctors 'needed to ease crisis' Curbs on hiring overseas doctors should be eased because of a staffing crisis that poses a threat to the safety of patients, the Hospital Authority was told yesterday. ...

  2. HKMA prepares for bird-flu virus

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong Monetary Authority says it has taken a number of initiatives to ensure the banking sector's preparedness in the event of a bird flu outbreak. A secure and effective communications network between banks has been set up while an industry task force has been established to see that lenders have good business continuity plans in place. 'The ...

  3. Authority says MRSA is under control in Hong Kong, but cannot be eradicated

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... caused by MRSA infections. In Hong Kong, all public hospitals must report all MRSA cases to the authority. MRSA can be transmitted through contact with carriers. All patients are isolated and key ... chief infection control officer Seto Wing-hong said hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Hong Kong was being closely monitored. Dr Seto, former head of microbiology ...

  4. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The system has totally skewed our medical community. Half the doctors in Hong Kong,- those working for the Hospital Authority- care for 95 per cent of all patients. The other half, doctors ... incredibly good that everyone wants to use it. There is no person in Hong Kong more highly qualified than Dr Chow to diagnose a cure. The 57-year-old orthopaedic surgeon has devoted his life ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... no successor The only doctor who can carry out sex-change operations in Hong Kong public hospitals is due to retire in two years, triggering concern that patients who want life-altering surgery may ... that Dr Yuen is retiring and plan for that," he said. Professor Sam Winter, who specialises in transgender and sexuality studies at the University of Hong Kong, said Yuen's retirement ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New York model to fight teen pregnancy not best for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Wiser solution to teen pregnancy The thought of Hong Kong fighting teenage pregnancy by following New York's example of handing out morning-after birth control pills ... of those keeping their babies dropping out of school. Teenage pregnancy would not seem to be as big a problem in Hong Kong. Census figures showed 166 births to women under 18 in 2010 and phone help ...

  7. Accountant to take over at Hospital Authority

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Ella Lee An executive of accounting giant Ernst & Young is poised to become chairman of the Hospital Authority. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, the firm's Far East, Hong Kong and China chairman, is widely tipped to succeed Leong Che-hung, who resigned amid a Legislative Council inquiry critical of the authority's handling of last year's Sars outbreak. ...

  8. Many HK doctors back Hospital Authority's overseas recruitment drive

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and opinion of his/her senior colleagues. Doctors are important assets of the Hospital Authority and the community of Hong Kong. It is our intention and ambition to teach, guide and nurture all ... years' post-internship working experience and must hold a qualification equivalent to the intermediate examination of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. Unfortunately, this recruitment exercise ...

  9. Uneven pay at heart of doctor discontent

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... among their doctors. Dr Feng Chi-shun is a Hong Kong-based pathologist ... Feng Chi-shun Public doctors working for the Hospital Authority are unhappy. Many have protested with their feet by joining the private sector; those remaining threaten to resign or work ...

  10. Hospital Authority aims to match British success

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Irene Jay Liu irenejay.liu@scmp.com Hong Kong seeks to emulate Britain in its fight against superbug infections, but it isn't easy, says the Hospital Authority's infection control chief. Britain slashed hospital MRSA blood infections by 70 per cent in five years. In Hong Kong, infection rates have dropped 12 per cent for hospitals providing acute services since ...




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