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  1. Hospital Authority cheers increased payout

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Hospital Authority will receive $950 million extra each year for the next three years to strengthen its financial position. After 2009, this will drop to an extra $650 million more a year. 'We will convert the Hospital Authority's one-off grant of $650 million last year to recurrent funding from now on; we will also provide additional recurrent funds ...

  2. Rein in the Hospital Authority, say critics

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Ella Lee and Mary Ann Benitez Calls have been made for the government to tighten its grip on the Hospital Authority by putting the health minister in charge of its governing board. ... of power over the past 10 years. The issue of merging the long-separated Hospital Authority and the Department of Health has been raised along with appointing a 'super minister' ...

  3. Health chief reveals change of focus for Hospital Authority

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... yesterday. The comments by Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok represent a sharp policy departure. Dr Chow outlined his plan for repositioning the Hospital Authority ... should have a health-care financing plan and properly manage the income sources [for the Hospital Authority] before it tries to further cut its spending on health-care services.' But Kwok ...

  4. Poor children in hospital spotlight

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Hospital Authority has promised to look at ways of helping underprivileged children get better access to medical services, said Sze Lai-shan of the Society for Community Organisation after a meeting with the authority. She said about 60 per cent of these children did not seek treatment when they fell ill because queues at public clinics were too long and they could ...

  5. New hospitals chief confident of balancing budget next year

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Legco group told authority does not expect big fee rises New Hospital Authority chief executive Shane Solomon is confident the authority will be able to balance its books next fiscal year. Mr Solomon made the prediction while speaking at a special Legco finance committee meeting examining budget estimates for 2006-07. The authority will receive $27.7 billion ...

  6. Emergency births drop by two-thirds as new rules bite

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... to 7.4 a day from 23.4 a day in February last year. Hospital Authority figures show the overall daily average number of deliveries by non-local mothers at public hospitals last month was 19.4, ... to give birth without appointments will be charged HK$48,000. A total of 2,619 non-local women booked and paid for obstetric care in public hospitals last month, Hospital Authority statistics ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital Authority chiefs face pay cut after review Sixteen senior Hospital Authority executives face a pay cut after a review based on their roles, responsibilities and size of their portfolios. The review also recommends the salaries of a further six remain unchanged and four receive a small pay rise. The authority said these and other changes would save more than $5 million ...

  8. Authority needs someone with casemix experience

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... and be responsible for managing, developing and co-ordinating the entire system from policy formulation and strategic planning to system development and implementation. The Hospital Authority needs someone ... Jolene Otremba If you are a strong leader with the desire to do something meaningful and contribute to Hong Kong's public health care sector, this may be the job for you. The Hospital ...

  9. Letters

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... patients. They are under too much pressure, and more experienced doctors and nurses are leaving for the private sector. They can earn higher salaries for shorter hours. With Hospital Authority staff ... mindset' whose legal procedure trumps common sense as being responsible for the filibuster as opposed to the Chinese way where, 'legality has no overriding authority'. First, creating ...

  10. Watchdog takes up disabled girl's case

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the Ombudsman yesterday. Wu Yu Tung-mui has spent the past year dealing with the Social Welfare Department and the Hospital Authority, in an effort to find a residence where her wheelchair-dependent ... to reapply to the Social Welfare Department. 'I called the Hospital Authority to see why [they rejected my applications]. They told me a life in the community would suit [Yui-kwan] better,' ...




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