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  1. Stubbornly unfashionable author wins out in the end

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Claire Scobie

    ... with it.' His last sip of alcohol was at the age of 32, when he 'decided to have a glass of wine... and [was] drunk for three months, ending up in the hospital. That convinced me, if nothing ...

  2. Sars widow takes hospital to court to win report access

    Posted Jul 29th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... the Hospital Authority and a private education firm, Mr Lau said. The first case involved a health-care assistant who claimed she had come down with Sars because of inadequate protective gear ... Elaine Wu The document criticising management is needed to prepare for her civil lawsuit The widow of a Sars patient has asked a court to force Baptist Hospital to release documents so she ...

  3. Coroner's court calls for more night nurses

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... for Community Organisation's patients rights group, Ms Chin plans to launch a civil action against the Hospital Authority for negligence. She claims her husband's condition was not properly monitored, particularly by the scarce night staff when it was becoming critical, and that his symptoms were ignored. The jury called on the Hospital Authority to 'improve the computer ...

  4. York Chow tipped to take over as new health minister

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong west cluster, will succeed Yeoh Eng-kiong as secretary for health, welfare and food, sources said. Dr Chow declined to comment yesterday on whether he would ... of the authority's Hong Kong west cluster, overseeing eight hospitals and medical institutions. Dr Yeoh had recommended Gregory Leung Wing-lap, director of food and environmental hygiene, to Mr Tung as his ...

  5. Last Sars patient wins the battle

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's last Sars patient was discharged from hospital on Sunday after winning his 11-month battle with the disease. Friends of Joseph Chung Toi-ching, 57, were jubilant, ... at the Prince of Wales Hospital, who came down with the disease in March last year. 'I am so happy that he has come back to us,' his daughter said last night. Dr Chung was admitted ...

  6. Doctors query housing man's posting to top medical body

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority should explain to the public why a housing official has been selected to take up a major post at Hong Kong's largest medical body, according ... yesterday told TVB that it was his 'personal decision' not to renew his employment contract with the Hospital Authority. He also denied his departure was related to public pressure ...

  7. 'Positive' rejection of book inspires go-it-alone author

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... TIM METCALFE Most authors inevitably face rejection. But part-time English teacher Elaine Pounder refused to take her disappointments lying down. After several British publishers turned ... is titled Tribble Soup, with food and family-themed exercises. Also on the website are links to relevant learning sites on the internet. Six authors are contributing stories which are vetted ...

  8. Authors want truth aired in libel case

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Fuyang, Anhui Writers 'prepared for worst' but say story of farmers' abuse must be told The two authors of a best-selling book on China's peasants who ... of law,' author Chen Guidi said. 'But the fact is that it is still ruled by people. 'We want to use this opportunity to tell people the truth [behind the case],' he said. 'If we ...

  9. Author's daily words of wisdom

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... for an authority on English who also speaks Spanish and the Sanskrit and Hindi of his birthplace, the state of Up in northern India. But it's also the natural answer of a linguaphile who has learned ...

  10. Husband demands to know why wife died after Caesarean

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Hospital never explained how she slipped into a coma, widower says A bereaved husband has urged the Hospital Authority to investigate the mysterious death of his 24-year-old wife, ... blood could not coagulate properly,' he said. He said he had not been informed by the hospital's authorities that his wife was actually in a coma during her two weeks in the ICU. ...




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