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  1. 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. ...

  2. Doctors shortage set to worsen

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pressure on the Hospital Authority to retain its doctors, 22 of whom have quit on average each month over the past year. 'The coming five to seven years will be a key period for us to train ... in June. While the authority used to target those who had worked in public hospitals to join the part-time force, it aims to extend its reach to the private sector by the end of this year. ...

  3. Hospital Authority has taken steps to entice staff to stay, ensure quality care

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Wong Wing-sze ('Hospital exodus threat to patients', May 30). The Hospital Authority realises the tight manpower situation of our health-care workforce, ... to relieve the workload of our clinical staff, extra phlebotomists and clerical staff will be recruited to provide 24-hour support in all the authority's acute hospitals. Thanks to measures we ...

  4. Shape up and boost morale, health chief orders authority

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Poor management blamed for medical blunders Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has instructed the Hospital Authority to improve its management and staff morale after a series of medical blunders. The authority also revealed yesterday its plan to introduce external accreditations to public hospitals amid increasing calls for quality assurance. Dr Chow voiced his ...

  5. Many HK doctors back Hospital Authority's overseas recruitment drive

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am a local medical graduate and a public hospital consultant physician who has worked in public hospitals for 33 years. I wrote to these columns suggesting that the Hospital Authority ... and opinion of his/her senior colleagues. Doctors are important assets of the Hospital Authority and the community of Hong Kong. It is our intention and ambition to teach, guide and nurture all ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Authority chief to observe night shift

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Amid complaints by doctors of a manpower shortage at public hospitals, Hospital Authority chief executive Dr Leung Pak-yin said yesterday he would visit a public hospital during ... but the situation differed among hospitals. ...

  8. Battle for medical lobby post hots up

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... People's Watch on the Hospital Authority. Asked why he failed to declare interests, he said: 'I will tell you everything at the appropriate time. Sorry.' Dr Lo has served for two terms ... Dr Lo is not expected to seek a third two-year term when nominations close tonight. The post of president is seen as a crucial stepping stone to Legco, following in the steps of Hospital ...

  9. Hospital Authority could step into private breach

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter If no private hospitals join the proposed medical insurance scheme, the Hospital Authority will step in and offer medical services similar to private ones, according to Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok. But he said this was unlikely as private hospitals were interested in the scheme and preferred the government did not provide such services. Chow ...

  10. 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 ...




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