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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... Ernest Kao and Emily Tsang Hospitals under fire as mothers are prevented from storing blood for stem-cell treatments Rights row over policy on umbilical cord blood A pregnant woman is locked in a battle with the Hospital Authority over the right to keep the blood from her umbilical cord. Iris Liu Shun-hang, 41, who plans to store the cord blood in case it is needed for future ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shooting of police gun at hospital raises safety concerns

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... shots were fired and the officer was wounded in the arm, is an example. That it took place in a public hospital accident and emergency unit, scattering people waiting for treatment, heightens concern. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, although the officer was admitted to hospital. Five other shots hit the walls before the man was subdued with pepper spray. Under police guidelines ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Nurses blamed for stitch blunder More than 100 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital were stitched up after heart surgery using thread past its expiry date because of an excess of stock and nurses failing to follow standard procedures. That was the conclusion announced by the Yau Ma Tei hospital on Friday based on the findings of its two ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Official says Gold Coast hospital taking threat of deadly disease seriously although man admitted with symptoms is unlikely to have contracted Ebola virus An Australian was isolated in hospital on Thursday after he displayed symptoms of Ebola following a trip to Africa but health officials said it is unlikely he has the deadly virus. The man, in his 20s, ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher leaves hospital for home

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:15pm

    ... German icon will continue his recovery from serious injuries sustained in a skiing accident in the French Alps last December Michael Schumacher has left hospital to continue his recovery ... road ahead. “We ask that the privacy of Michael’s family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided.” A spokesman for the university hospital ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL

    Elderly woman dies in Hong Kong hospital after feeding tube is mistakenly inserted into her lung

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:25pm by Shirley Zhao and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Shirley Zhao and Lai Ying-kit Tseung Kwan O Hospital apologises and launches investigation Patient dies after nurse puts feeding tube in lung Tseung Kwan O Hospital has apologised ... to the hospital on Tuesday from the nearby Haven of Hope Hospital, which specialises in geriatric care. A nurse inserted the tube at 4pm that day. An X-ray was also carried out. Milk was fed through ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... to keep placenta An American woman has won her battle with a Hong Kong public hospital over the right to keep her placenta. Melissa Grenham collected her placenta from the Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam on Wednesday after the organ was held in a hospital freezer for a week while government officials made a decision about whether she would be allowed to keep it. ”I’m absolutely ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    After patient's outburst, Shenzhen hospital promises to curb violence

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Pledge comes after HK doctor speaks out over drunken man's destructive outburst Shenzhen hospital to curb violent patients A Shenzhen hospital managed ... register in frustration over not being able to see a doctor. The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital decided not to pursue the matter, prompting a Hong Kong doctor who works ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British parents of brain tumour boy taken from hospital arrested in Spain

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Parents of brain tumour boy arrested in Spain Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical ... and was admitted to a hospital," the national police force wrote on its Twitter page. "His parents have been arrested." British police also confirmed the missing family had been found. ...

  10. News - World

    French, UK authorities seek boy whose family 'took him from hospital'

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rennes Boy sought in hospital 'kidnap' British and French authorities raced against the clock yesterday to find a five-year-boy with a brain tumour who officials in France believe was "kidnapped" from hospital by his family. Ashya King's parents took him from a hospital in Southampton, southern England, on Thursday without ...




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