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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Outgoing Hospital Authority chief advocates importing overseas doctors

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 11:22am by Emily Tsang

    ... career at the Hospital Authority. The Medical Council and frontline doctors demanded his resignation after he suggested qualified doctors from overseas should be permitted to practise in Hong Kong without having to sit the licensing examinations. Wu is due to step down this month after leading the Hospital Authority for nine years. Open University president John Leong Chi-yan ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hospital Authority to pay HK$11.5 million after woman gets brain damage

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by JULIE CHU

    ... one was a local public hospital- Princess Margaret in Kwai Chung- which admitted Irene Kwok Hoi-wan, then 33, in a stable but poor neurological condition in 2008. The Hospital Authority agreed ... diagnosed that she was in a persistent vegetative state. In 2011, Cheng launched his lawsuit against the Hospital Authority for damages. Kwok was born on the mainland. She had university-level ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Police and Hospital Authority warned by watchdog over loss of private data

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Watchdog orders force and Hospital Authority to improve procedures or risk prosecution after inquiry into lost notebooks and patient records Police ... this year. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner also criticised the Hospital Authority for negligence in the monitoring of a waste-disposal contractor which failed to destroy patients' data ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    New HKU and Hospital Authority chiefs face tough battles

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam New HKU and Hospital Authority chiefs face tough battles after starkly different welcomes Love or loathe them, the long march will gauge their success A Chinese proverb describes ... John Leong Chi-yan, an internationally known specialist in spinal and paediatric orthopaedics, as the Hospital Authority's next chairman received a warm reception. Though the two ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patients' battles changed outgoing Hospital Authority boss Anthony Wu Ting-yuk

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:53am by LO WEI

    ... changed his values. In his past nine years as the Hospital Authority chairman, he has paid many hospital visits to compensate for his lack of medical knowledge. "My values have changed after ... liked attending staff functions and visiting hospitals to meet frontline staff. He especially remembered one visit when a nurse rushed up to him. The authority had announced a policy that staff ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    High hopes for Hospital Authority's incoming chairman

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong, LO WEI

    ... Tanna Chong and Lo Wei John Leong's stellar leadership track record makes him a welcome choice as new chairman of the Hospital Authority High hopes for a healthy choice A lot ... become the next Hospital Authority chairman. In the midst of a government where ministers, executive councillors and statutory board chiefs have come and gone amid controversy and dissenting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - APPOINTMENT

    Incoming Hospital Authority head John Leong nowhere near retirement

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong, LO WEI

    ... there is a sense of déjà vu for Leong, newly appointed as chairman of the Hospital Authority, the statutory body that manages the multibillion-dollar public medical sector. "He was like a boat ... he will set a clear position for the Hospital Authority, too." Leong was a management novice when he accepted the Open University job in 2003. But the changes he made ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Open University chief John Leong Chi-yan named as new Hospital Authority chairman

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong

    ... Lo Wei, Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Open University president John Leong replaces accountant Anthony Wu Hospital Authority picks new chief The president of the Open University, a doctor by profession, has been appointed chairman of the Hospital Authority to replace nine-year veteran Anthony Wu Ting-yuk. John Leong Chi-yan, 71, will in December succeed the accountancy-trained Wu, 59, who ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority passes health test

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by ALEX HE JINGWEI

    ... the Hospital Authority, as some suggest In good hands In mid-July, a legislator's motion on dissolving the Hospital Authority, the statutory body for managing all public hospitals ... system financed by taxes with very low patient fees. Is an overhaul of its health governance system really necessary? Criticism of the Hospital Authority usually takes three forms. First, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor attacks Hospital Authority's 'late' reaction to surge in superbug infections

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, JOSHUA BUT

    ... A University of Hong Kong microbiologist has accused the Hospital Authority of downplaying an outbreak of a superbug infection earlier this year at public hospitals in central Kowloon. Dr Ho Pak-leung ... in the two following months. Figures showing more than 300 cases of the infection in central Kowloon's hospitals in March to May were released by the authority at a press conference at the end ...




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