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  1. Shape up and boost morale, health chief orders authority

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Poor management blamed for medical blunders Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has instructed the Hospital Authority to improve its management and staff morale after a series of medical blunders. The authority also revealed yesterday its plan to introduce external accreditations to public hospitals amid increasing calls for quality assurance. Dr Chow voiced his ...

  2. Restaurant chains embrace EatSmart campaign

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... of 300 restaurants, some belonging to the same chain, yesterday shared their experiences implementing the pilot scheme ' EatSmart@restaurant.hk ', launched by the Hospital Authority ... principles. 'We owe the authority respect,' said Alex Li, of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades. 'This campaign is not only good for our customers, it also helps our ...

  3. Cancer-stricken doctor fights Hospital Authority over drug cost

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh and Ella Lee A doctor who has treated many colon cancer patients is fighting the Hospital Authority over his own cancer treatment. The consultant surgeon complained ... efficacy available in the Hospital Authority free of charge; or if such is available, patients do not respond well to the alternative treatment'. However, the authority sent a memo to all its ...

  4. Hospital Authority managers face deadline over early retirement

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Sixty senior managers of the Hospital Authority, several of them chief executives of district public hospitals, have until today to accept an offer for early retirement, in another fat-trimming exercise to address redundancy. 'The HA has decided to offer a VER [voluntary early retirement] to staff in the Hospital Authority head office who are of the rank ...

  5. Assurances sought on Hospital Authority plan to cut night surgery

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Surgeons and patients' rights activists have called on the Hospital Authority to assure the public that the plan to restrict non-essential surgery after 10pm will not affect ... for their operations if night sessions were cut. Hospital Authority chief executive Shane Solomon said yesterday that the reform was good for both doctors and patients. ...

  6. Best offer is on the table, Hospital Authority says

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority says it cannot afford more than the HK$355 million a year it has offered for pay rises for the 2,200 doctors who joined the system after April 2000. After weeks of negotiations with unions, the authority proposed a new pay scale for junior doctors on Monday, offering them rises of 15 per cent to 38 per cent. Yesterday, a Hospital Authority source ...

  7. Hospital Authority turns corner with budget surplus

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Hospital Authority is on track to post a small surplus at the end of the financial year on March 31, a turnaround from a string of deficits. The development ... the authority's budget to HK$28.6 billion, up 2.4 per cent on the HK$27.9 billion for 2006-07. Last year, the government gave an extra HK$377 million. Authority chief executive Shane Solomon, who took up ...

  8. Hospital fee dodgers face treatment ban

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... the latest measure will further victimise poor families. The Hospital Authority said the ban would be implemented from December 4. It is the latest measure by the authority to address outstanding ... with other non-locals, were subjected to a HK$3,300 fee for a one-night stay in a public hospital. Last year the authority started charging a HK$20,000 delivery fee for mainland wives giving birth ...

  9. Hospitals to automate billings by professors

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

    ... irregularities, the chief executive of the Hospital Authority said yesterday. Defending the existing system at a meeting of the Legislative Council's health services panel, Shane Solomon said ... between the University of Hong Kong and the Hospital Authority for private patients treated at Queen Mary Hospital by the university's medical school. Last month the school set up ...

  10. Hospitals worry as baby doctors quit

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority is concerned about the number of obstetricians quitting public hospitals. Between April and November last year, 19 obstetricians left the public system, ... put a heavy burden on maternity wards. The authority's chairman, Wu Ting-yuk, said some veteran doctors joined the private sector after gaining years of experience in public hospitals ...




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