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  1. Free Sars testing for private hospitals

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... hospitals, the Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said yesterday. A private hospital spokesman said he was overjoyed at the news. The existing policy gave private patients with Sars symptoms access to the test kits only if they were transferred to a public hospital. The change of heart comes after the government was criticised when a private lab employed by a private hospital mistakenly ...

  2. Private lab blames Sars scare on hospital

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... made public. Albert Yu Cheung-hoi, chairman and chief executive officer of Hong Kong DNA Chips, said that the private Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital which commissioned the tests on a 34-year-old ... for the coronavirus from several private hospitals since it began offering the service in May at $500 a time. The company claimed that its tests for the Sars virus' genetic material were 100 times more ...

  3. Scheme for public, private sectors to work as a team

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... in fighting Sars was hammered out this month, after the government's expert report called for better co-operation between the two sectors. Under the scheme, private hospitals and doctors will immediately notify their nearest regional public hospitals if they come across suspected Sars patients, while the Department of Health will carry out contact tracing. Private hospitals can choose ...

  4. Failings found in both public and private sectors

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The failure to use private hospitals and doctors in the battle against Sars is criticised in the experts' report as 'a clear example of a system problem associated with failings ... deal with Sars, yet the HA [Hospital Authority] was reluctant to transfer patients to private care for fear of losing patients to the private sector; that private practitioners were misled ...

  5. One killed and 36 injured as van collides with private coach

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tommy Lewis A young man was killed and 36 others were injured yesterday when a private coach carrying elderly people to a meeting collided head-on with a light goods van on Sau Mau Ping ... freed by firemen and taken to the United Christian Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Fung and the van's driver were among 37 people- 22 women and 15 men, aged from 22 to 75- ...

  6. Public-private partnerships may help deficit: consultant

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... The Hong Kong government should consider adopting British-style public-private partnerships (PPPs) rather than opting for wholesale privatisation of its assets, a consultant has said. ... could be solved by adopting the British model of public-private partnerships as a way of creating a smaller government. 'PPPs are not just contracts, Hong Kong has been doing ...

  7. We're ready for Sars, claims hospitals chief

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... he would meet today with the 12 private hospitals to discuss providing them with laboratory support services. This came after the private Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital said on Tuesday ... diagnosed a 34-year-old woman as having Sars. The woman was transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday night then cleared by subsequent tests. 'Doctors or private hospitals should ...

  8. Sars exodus from public hospital wards is revealed

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Patients delayed non-urgent treatment or went to private doctors instead The Hospital Authority yesterday put some numbers on the flight from public to private hospitals in April and May ... to patronise Hong Kong's underused private hospitals, she said, and now that Sars had passed, steps could be taken to encourage patients to stay in the private sector. Authority chief executive ...

  9. Matilda Hospital sticks to anti-Sars formula

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Successful contingency plan reintroduced after Singapore case Simple gadgets, strict visitor screening and infection control paid off for one private hospital during the Sars outbreak ... governance, said she hoped private hospitals would play a role in easing the burden on public hospitals in the event of Sars II. Meanwhile, a green alert was raised by the public Caritas Medical ...

  10. Indian hospitals in talks to treat Britons

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Several top private hospitals in New Delhi say they are negotiating with Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to offer fast treatment to its patients, avoiding the NHS's ... . 'Our facilities and staff are as good as anything you get in the UK or the US. I expect an agreement to be finalised in a few months.' Apollo Hospital, like many other private hospitals ...




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