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  1. Elderly face half-a-year wait for day care

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Elderly residents need to wait for more than six months to receive day care services in nursing, rehabilitation exercises, meals and escort provision that will help them remain living in the community, the welfare chief says. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung also said the government could arrange home-based care services for frail elders within one to two months. ...

  2. Occupational ailments on decline

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The incidence of occupational diseases has decreased 72 per cent over the past nine years, according to Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. The number of cases of occupational diseases dropped from 948 in 1998 to 264 in 2006. The first three-quarters of last year saw 134 cases, compared with 215 for the same period in 2006. Occupational deafness ...

  3. Government to license homes for disabled

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government plans to regulate care homes for people with disabilities by requiring them to be licensed. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told legislators yesterday the government would table an ordinance within the next few months to call for a licensing of all such care homes. Under the proposal, a care home will only be issued a licence ...

  4. 77,000 to suffer from dementia by 2019

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip By 2019, 77,000 people aged 70 or older living in the community- excluding those in hospitals or homes for the elderly- will have dementia, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung predicts. According to a 2006 study conducted by the Department of Health and Chinese University, about 9.3 per cent of those in that age group will suffer from dementia. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Trial at Hong Kong hospital reduces needless issue of strong antibiotics

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... we were stopping doctors from prescribing the antibiotic," Chan said. The medicine and geriatrics department's chief of service, Dr Matthew Tong Kwok-lung, said doctors found ...

  6. Recognition for a lifetime of serving the public

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The workload is heavy and the frustrations are many, but the satisfactions of helping patients outweighs everything else, says the outgoing chief of the medicine and geriatrics department at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dr Matthew Tong Kwok-lung (pictured), who will retire next year after more than 33 years at the hospital in Kwai Chung, was one of seven ...

  7. Lawmakers plead for more elderly care home places

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the launch, including more than 20,000 from Hong Kong people who have already moved to Guangdong, said Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. Application criteria ...

  8. No excuse for not helping the elderly

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sympathy for the couple aside, more proactive steps are needed. The welfare chief, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, and lawmakers have expressed concern over their plight, but more needs to be done. Hong ...

  9. Fitness worth the weight

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com First, the bad news: Chalothorn Vashirakovit, who had hoped to lose 5kg for his wedding this week, has actually increased his weight from 74.3kg to 76kg over the past six weeks. The good news: he can now slip into an old pair of trousers that didn't fit at the start of his Pure Fitness exercise programme under personal trainer Matthew ...

  10. Milk-tea king brews cuppa to take yuan yang crown

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... brand Ying Kee, founded more than 100 years ago, recently put its tea into bottles, a trend that has proved appealing to grab-and-go young people. Tea-loving American Matthew London, a visitor, ...




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