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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Canada fears the worst after nursing home turns into inferno

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 01:30am by AP and AFP

    ... killed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a train with 72 oil tankers derailed and exploded in the small community. In 1969, a nursing home fire in the community of Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Quebec, claimed ... AP and AFP in Montreal Condolences pour in after blaze leaves five killed and 30 missing 3 dead, 30 missing, in infernoat Quebec home for elderly A fire raged through a seniors’ home ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... the number of nurses working at home. Each year China churns out more than 200,000 newly trained nurses. In 2012, the country had nearly 2.5 million licensed nurses, 250,000 more than the previous ... little appreciation of our work," said the 27-year-old nurse, who has been offered a post at a nursing home in Stuttgart. "I cannot imagine myself being in Guangzhou all my life. I want ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Demand in Hong Kong for a subsidised place in nursing homes greater than supply

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com 'Release data on nursing home places for elderly' Lawmakers and the head of the Elderly Commission have urged the government to release details of waiting lists for subsidised places at nursing homes for the elderly after a Post investigation found demand in some districts is greatly oversubscribed. Legislator Wu Chi-wai of the Democratic ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Nurses gets community service for assaulting woman, 89, in elderly home

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Nurse sentenced for assaulting woman, 89 A nurse from an elderly care home has been ordered to perform 120 hours of community service for assaulting ... some 12 letters pleading for leniency. The letters were from Pun's teenage son, her former employer and colleagues, and nursing home residents and their family members. Pun, 51, a single ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Henderson Land tycoon Lee Shau-kee gives land in Tuen Mun for nursing home

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 03:38pm by Olga Wong

    ... land fornursing home project Property tycoon Lee Shau-kee has succeeded in his third attempt to donate land for public use- by providing a site on which to build the city's largest nursing ... the Hospital Authority umbrella but also operates as a charity, has 30 years' experience in running nursing homes. Lee, the 84-year-old chairman of Henderson Land Development, tried earlier ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Margaret Thatcher's remains moved to nursing home alongside husband's

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... husband, Denis, in London yesterday at a military nursing home she had long supported. An oak casket containing the ashes of the "Iron Lady", who died in April after suffering a stroke at the age of 87, was placed in the leafy grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea nursing home beside those of Denis, who died in 2003. In power between 1979 and 1990, the former Conservative leader ...

  7. News - China

    Want a bed? Wait 100 years, says popular Beijing nursing home

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 11:54am by Amy Li

    ... If you apply now for a bed in Beijing's leading Social Welfare Institute, a popular public nursing home, you will have to wait a lifetime before you get one. The first publicly owned and most sought after Beijing nursing home has 1,100 beds and over 10,000 applicants, a report by the Beijing Evening News said. The nursing home admits only a limited number of people a year, ...

  8. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Playboy gives up lifestyle to run nursing home

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... lifestyle given up for needy Seven years ago, Yan Shuai was a typical playboy born from an affluent family in Beijing. Now 26, he runs a nursing home that caters to more than 150 old people. His ... feelings of helplessness and about the persistence required to run a private nursing home on the mainland, where the business is becoming increasingly lucrative in a rapidly ageing society where ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Nursing home resident lit fire killing 11 in Heilongjiang

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 11:05am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Row over stolen money is believed to have led to deadly arson attack in Heilongjiang, with city authorities launching immediate safety review Nursing home resident lit fire killing 11 in Heilongjiang A resident angry over some missing money lit a fire at a nursing home in Heilongjiang province yesterday, killing himself and 10 elderly patients. ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian gets life term for nursing home fires

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 11:48am by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney A nurse who set a Sydney nursing home on fire, killing 11 residents and wounding several others, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison, with the judge ... fires that engulfed the nursing home in the Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill on November 18, 2011. Dean pleaded guilty in May to 11 counts of murder and eight counts of grievous bodily harm. Police ...




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