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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... Neville Sarony Neville Sarony says the Hospital Authority's practice of keeping medical misconduct out of public view creates unnecessary doubts about the professional standards of our public doctors Adverse reaction The failure of the Hospital Authority to refer a single case of potential misconduct to the Medical Council for investigation in the past two years ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private hospitals should comply with Hospital Authority reporting code

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are promptly reported to the Hospital Authority. And there is no good reason why private hospitals should not feel bound by it. Apart from the principle of accountability for patient safety, a prompt, uniform reporting system generates feedback and interaction among doctors, nurses and administrators that is in the best interests of patients. The Hospital Authority developed the code ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority faces increasing demands on its services

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by LEUNG PAK-YIN

    ... Leung Pak-yin Leung Pak-yin says the Hospital Authority is constantly striving to meet increasing demands on services, which have been stretched by an ageing population and a rise in chronic illnesses Urgent cases Over the past 22 years, the Hospital Authority has grown and developed to become a leading public health care system providing comprehensive medical services. ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hospital Authority chief faces professional hearing

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... conduct of Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, Ernst & Young, of which Wu was chairman until December 2005, and Catherine Yen Ka-shun, another senior figure at the accounting firm. The hearing has been set down for five days from May 6 in what is probably the institute's highest-profile case. In addition to heading the Hospital Authority, Wu is a former chairman ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ease limits on overseas doctors for patients' sake

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... doctors. The medical establishment has largely frustrated the Hospital Authority's efforts to recruit foreign-trained doctors to relieve the shortage. The mismatch of resources ... For the sake of patients and the reputation of our health system, it is time for the Medical Council, which is responsible for regulating the profession, local doctor groups, the Hospital Authority ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What the local media says

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Sunday, Ming Pao Daily Hospital may shelve plans for obstetrics department Tseung Kwan O Hospital may call off its plan to start offering obstetrics services next year, a Hospital Authority source says. The shelving of the plan could be due to expected lower demand in the wake of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's order to restrict the number of mainland women giving ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 16, 2012

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... In response to the reduction in the number of local graduates since 2008, the Hospital Authority has developed a new career structure for medical staff; enhanced the promotion prospects of specialist ... the Hospital Authority in July this year, the turnover rate has dropped further to 4.4 per cent in the first four months of 2012/13. Amid the decline in staff turnover, we will continue with our ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Wrong diagnosis in editorial's prescription for doctor shortage

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... with a single simple prescription such as in your editorial offers. To paraphrase your editorial: private doctors are protectionist, therefore the Hospital Authority is short of doctors. It's true that private doctors are protectionist, but it's not true that simple protectionism is the reason for the Hospital Authority's shortage. There is no absolute shortage of doctors in Hong Kong; ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 02:30am

    ... But the problem is out of my hands Outgoing Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, on the chronic understaffing at public hospitals during his term ...




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