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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Manpower is a real challenge, warns Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Target of providing an extra 2,100 beds by 2021 can be met, says Hospital Authority boss, but finding enough staff may prove a harder task Hospitals warn of manpower shortage Public hospitals are expected to need an additional 2,100 beds in the next seven years to meet demand from a growing and ageing population. But while the Hospital Authority ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... on patient subsidies The Hospital Authority announced yesterday that it will spend at least HK$14 million a year on subsidies for chronic-disease patients to see private doctors in an effort to ease ... the three conditions. To visit private doctors the patients will pay only the HK$45 they now pay at public hospitals with the rest of the cost, about HK$233, being borne by the Hospital Authority ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Chronic staff shortages plague rural hospitals

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Alice Yan

    ... hospitals are categorised as those with between 100 and 500 beds. The national health authority has been trying to direct rural patients without rare or complicated diseases to county or lower-level ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Rural hospitals face 'serious' staff shortages The mainland's rural hospitals, facing a chronic shortage of medical staff, are struggling ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Panel to guide hospital authority reform

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Panel to guide hospital authority reform The quality and efficiency of the city's public hospitals will be subject to the scrutiny of a government-led ... they are understaffed," Pang said. "I hope there will be a review of the problem in the short term, as this will be the biggest concern for patients." The Hospital Authority is short of at least 200 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patients have plenty to say to new hospitals boss

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Patients have plenty to say to new hospitals boss Twenty-seven groups representing patients met the new Hospital Authority chairman yesterday, lodging complaints about service and doctors' attitudes. The Patients' Alliance on Healthcare Reform, which organised the meeting in Wang Tau Hom, called on the authority to improve planning and use ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... by an angry mob and paraded around a hospital after a man he treated had died the previous night, a mainland newspaper reported. More than one hundred people including relatives of the dead man shouted and threatened the doctor at a hospital in Chaozhou, the Guangzhou Daily reported. A 37-year-old man had been admitted to the hospital after drinking excessively, the city government said ...




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