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  1. 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, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor attacks Hospital Authority's 'late' reaction to surge in superbug infections

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, JOSHUA BUT

    ... A University of Hong Kong microbiologist has accused the Hospital Authority of downplaying an outbreak of a superbug infection earlier this year at public hospitals in central Kowloon. Dr Ho Pak-leung ... in the two following months. Figures showing more than 300 cases of the infection in central Kowloon's hospitals in March to May were released by the authority at a press conference at the end ...


    Ombudsman slams public hospitals over transfer of patients' records

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Phila Siu

    ... Connie Lau Yin-hing. The Hospital Authority has two systems for the transfer of patients' records to private doctors: one takes 14 days and the other takes 40 days. An inquiry showed that problems arise when an "episode number"- the code public hospitals give a patient for each visit- gets mixed up or reused for a different patient. In such cases, the authority ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Panel to guide hospital authority reform

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Panel to guide hospital authority reform The quality and efficiency of the city's public hospitals will be subject to the scrutiny of a government-led ... they are understaffed," Pang said. "I hope there will be a review of the problem in the short term, as this will be the biggest concern for patients." The Hospital Authority is short of at least 200 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Doctors should report surgery injuries to protect patients, coroner says

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... surgery injuries: court The Hospital Authority should make it compulsory for doctors to report any injuries they suffer during surgery, to protect patients from infection through blood contact, ... at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan carried out operations till the day before his death, none of his patients were found to be infected by the virus, the court heard. Dominic ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    Authorities lash out at poor hospital management over trafficking babies

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Chris Luo and He Huifeng

    ... Chris Luo and He Huifeng Health authorities order review as more families come forward saying hospital tricked them into giving up their newborns Hospitals under fire in baby scandal ... poor management and regulatory loopholes at some hospitals, Xinhua reported. The commission has ordered Shaanxi health authorities to "severely punish" those responsible ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tighten dentistry school rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... or the Hospital Authority and the dentistry faculty's full-time teachers are exempt from the regulations or discipline of the Dental Council. Clearly it is time it was, and they were. The independent ... SCMP Editorial Tighten rules for dentistry school Teaching hospitals lie at the heart our public health system. They not only train our future doctors and dentists, but they provide ...

  8. News - World - DRUGS

    New York hospital pharmacy chief accused of stealing 200,000 pills

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:25pm by AP

    ... into the Mount Sinai Health System in September. The hospital noted in a statement that had it brought the case to authorities and had fired D'Alessandro. D'Alessandro, 47, was facing charges ... Associated Press in New York Pharmacy chief accused of stealing 200,000 pills A major New York hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical ...

  9. Corrections and clarifications

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the article 'Be a friend to those in need' published on page 4 on Tuesday we wrongly stated treatments for MPS have been recognised by the Hospital Authority and offered to sufferers for free or at a subsidised cost. The authority has not done this, and the MPS Group is still urging it to do so. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:33pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says more feasible ways to reduce airspace congestion must be considered, not least because of the hefty costs of airport expansion Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options Over the years, the Airport Authority has been funding research and more research to legitimise its claim that Hong Kong needs a third ...




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