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  1. Hospital Authority could step into private breach

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter If no private hospitals join the proposed medical insurance scheme, the Hospital Authority will step in and offer medical services similar to private ones, according to Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok. But he said this was unlikely as private hospitals were interested in the scheme and preferred the government did not provide such services. Chow ...

  2. Safety chief set to head Hospital Authority

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Former Health Department official Dr Leung Pak-yin is in line to succeed Shane Solomon as chief executive of the Hospital Authority. Leung, the authority's director ... per cent to 5.3 per cent; and allied health staff from 2.3 to 3.5 per cent. 'Although the government has committed new funding to the authority, public hospitals have difficulties ...

  3. Hospital Authority to add two more hospice centres

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Two more hospice care centres at public hospitals are in the pipeline, to provide support and ease the suffering of dying cancer patients, the Hospital Authority says. The centres, at North District Hospital in Sheung Shui and Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital in Lok Fu, will form part of the authority's palliative care programme currently run in eight public ...

  4. Hospital Authority staff provide high-quality health care

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... offensive claim that health care workers in the Hospital Authority are lower grade practitioners. If all health care workers were motivated primarily by money then this would almost certainly ... As Dr Lo claims that the quality of care is lower in the Hospital Authority perhaps he could give detailed results for his own practice to substantiate his claim or retract his offensive remark. ...

  5. Rules broken as Hospital Authority chief is reappointed

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... after being reappointed as Hospital Authority chairman. Under the rule such appointees are not supposed to serve more than six years in one post or on more than six boards or committees at once. ... experience and excellent leadership are something indispensable for the Hospital Authority to face the hardship and challenges ahead. So we think there is a need to relax the regulation ...

  6. Hospital Authority honours 'heart healer'

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Hospital Authority's Outstanding Staff Award this year. A workman in the hospital's pre-admission department, Chan's duties included delivering documents, such as X-ray films, ... Ng Yuk-hang When Chan Wai-hung joined Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1994, the atmosphere among his fellow employees was as cool and sterile as the white walls and uniforms. Despite being ...

  7. Hospital Authority manager takes up top nursing post at WHO

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The World Health Organisation has appointed the Hospital Authority's senior executive manager, Dr Eric Chan Lu-shek, as chief nursing scientist on a six-month secondment. ... graduating from Queen Mary Hospital's nursing school in 1976, he went to work in Australia two years later. He returned to Hong Kong to join the authority as a senior planning manager in 1993. ...

  8. Hospital Authority chief defends frontline staff for giving advice on cheaper drugs

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang No frontline medical staff should be punished over a recent investigation into unauthorised drug sales in public hospitals, a Hospital Authority chief said yesterday. ... with the authority's management next week to familiarise himself with the supply chain of drugs, especially those for renal patients. Fourteen Hospital Authority hospitals and four private hospitals were ...

  9. Authorities investigating father's hospital complaint over newborn

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Elaine Yau

    ... Danny Mok and Elaine Yau Health authorities are investigating allegations by a man that his wife and newborn son received poor treatment at Baptist Hospital that resulted in the boy suffering convulsions and requiring intensive care. The boy was delivered at the Kowloon Tong hospital on December 19, about 17 days early. A doctor said the child and his mainland mother were both ...

  10. Pay rises for chiefs at Hospital Authority

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Senior managers at the Hospital Authority have been given pay rises of up to 6 per cent. The increases, which had the consent of the authority's board, follow the financial slowdown and several medical blunders that some people blamed on this group. The authority's chief executive, Shane Solomon, received HK$4.4 million between March 2008 and March last ...




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