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  1. Hospital authority says sorry to blood victim

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The chief executive of the Hospital Authority has apologised to a woman who suffered a brain haemorrhage after receiving the wrong type of blood ... and her family,' Leung said. The 64-year-old woman developed a brain haemorrhage after being given blood type A, instead of type B. She was being treated at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, ...

  2. Hospital Authority aims to match British success

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Irene Jay Liu irenejay.liu@scmp.com Hong Kong seeks to emulate Britain in its fight against superbug infections, but it isn't easy, says the Hospital Authority's infection control chief. Britain slashed hospital MRSA blood infections by 70 per cent in five years. In Hong Kong, infection rates have dropped 12 per cent for hospitals providing acute services since ...

  3. Hospital Authority accused of neglect by Sars survivors

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... a debilitating bone disease and feel neglected by the health-care system. The Hospital Authority estimates that about 100 Sars survivors suffer from avascular necrosis, caused by the steroids used ... replacements. Some patients recovering from Sars have complained to the South China Morning Post that the Hospital Authority has ignored them since they were discharged from hospital. One public ...

  4. Hospital Authority chief says there is no shortage of masks

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Hong Kong has an adequate supply of small-sized N95 surgical masks, the chief executive of the Hospital Authority said yesterday as he tried to ease concerns over a shortage of the top-quality protective mask. William Ho Shiu-wei said the problem was not acute because the Hospital Authority had stockpiled almost twice the number of masks that it consumed during the height ...

  5. Hospital Authority to delay release of report on outbreak

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The Hospital Authority is delaying the release of its Sars review to avoid clashing with the report to be issued by the Tung-appointed Sars expert committee on Thursday, a legislator said. The report by the authority's review panel, chaired by Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli, is being fine-tuned but has yet to be submitted to its board, an authority spokesman said. The panel ...

  6. Hospital Authority starts surveillance programme

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority and all 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong have been placed on full alert for bird flu. The authority last night also announced the launch of a three-week enhanced surveillance programme from tomorrow. Under the programme, public hospitals have to report to the authority's e-Flu system if a patient shows symptoms of bird flu, has been in contact ...

  7. Hospitals urged to clarify superbug-infection figures

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee How many patients have died of superbug infections at Hong Kong public hospitals? It's a mystery. This is so although the Hospital Authority has made the control ... The MRSA bloodstream infection rate has in fact gradually dropped, from 0.2 per cent in 2007 to 0.15 per 1,000 acute bed days in 2010. Hospital Authority figures show there were 529 MRSA ...

  8. Health chief refuses to point finger over baby mix-up in 1976

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be easily solved. He said he had discussed the matter with the Hospital Authority a month ago. 'We have talked about how to give as much assistance as we can to help Kelvin solve ... and first seek legal advice on the issue.' But he said the authority might encounter difficulties as information in hospital records might not be comprehensive enough. Due to the limited ...

  9. DNA volunteers may hide identity in mix-up inquiry

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun People who come forward for DNA tests in response to a Hospital Authority appeal to solve a baby mix-up will not have to reveal their identity to the family of Kelvin Li Kwok-yin, who was swapped at birth 31 years ago. Mr Li and his parents yesterday met Hospital Authority and Social Welfare Department officials to discuss how to find his biological parents- ...

  10. Authority tells staff how to handle complications from vaccination

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Hospital Authority is telling its medical staff how to handle the most severe side effect of flu vaccination, a guideline shows. The staff guideline, which targets patients who appear at the authority's hospitals or clinics after receiving vaccination for seasonal flu or swine flu in the past 120 days, was released yesterday. A government expert panel ...




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