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  1. Private hospitals call for more patients

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The first task of the next health minister and hospitals chief should be to move 5 per cent of public patients into private care, the chief spokesman for the city's private hospitals says. Only 8 per cent of patients are treated in private hospitals, which have 8 per cent of the 35,100 hospital beds, but occupancy rates average just 70 per cent. Hong Kong Private ...

  2. Private hospitals look to grab long-waiting public patients

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Overburdened system has created a market for expensive health-care facilities Hong Kong's 12 private hospitals are making a grab for patients from the public sector, where ... share, Private Hospitals Association president Walton Li Wai-tat said. More than 90 per cent of inpatients are treated at public hospitals. Private hospital patients have to pay a few thousand ...

  3. Private hospital to share burden in future epidemics

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Chi-ming said the private hospital would treat only convalescing patients under an agreement reached with the Hospital Authority more than six months ago. Dr Ho said the authority was discussing the idea with other private hospitals. 'In the long term, we do not want the burden on public hospitals to become greater while the share of private hospitals is shrinking,' he said. ...

  4. Hotline to lure patients from public hospitals

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors say service does not amount to advertising A hotline is being created in an attempt to attract patients from overloaded public hospitals to private hospitals- but doctors ... a private doctor, and what the costs might be. In non-urgent cases, patients at public hospitals can be forced to wait for up to a year for an appointment, and up to three years for an operation. ...

  5. Private doctors to help slash waiting lists

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hospital chiefs are looking for ways to slash a seven-year waiting list for circumcision in Tuen Mun. A solution is being offered to private doctors. For $500 per patient, ... Kong's cheaper private hospitals, the surgical team's fee for a circumcision ranges from $3,400 to $7,650. The same hospital charges from $2,380 to $3,080 for use of an operating theatre. ...

  6. Private developer may be enlisted for controversial project

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A private developer might be contracted to rebuild the Prince of Wales Hospital. A spokesman for the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said one option being considered was to allow ... Prince of Wales Hospital would become the first public hospital rebuilt under a public-private partnership model. But Patients Rights Association spokesman Ho Hei-wah warned it might be the first ...

  7. Seven-year-old boy drowns in private estate swimming pool

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A seven-year-old boy drowned yesterday in a swimming pool at a private estate at Ma On Shan. And a teenager is in a serious condition after almost drowning at the Victoria ... of the pool and was dragged out the water by his mother and the lifeguard. The boy was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital but was certified dead about 6pm. Investigations into the incident continued ...

  8. Dandong nurse on trial after rising debts broke her private bank

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... financial system, a humble nurse in the northeast city of Dandong ran a private bank for 10 years, collecting more than 16 million yuan from her clients. Last week, a district court in Dandong began ... missing. David Kiang, chief executive of First Sino Bank, the only Taiwanese-invested bank in the mainland, said that private financing of this nature was common practice throughout ...

  9. Hospital privatised in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Guangzhou Health Bureau Liao Xinbo said privatising hospitals would boost competition between the public and private sectors, giving people more choice. The first state-owned hospital to go private ... Chan Siu-sin The government has approved Guangdong's first privatisation of a state-run hospital, official media reported. Guangzhou Shihua Hospital has been taken over ...

  10. Surveyors hit out at public-private plans

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Surveyors have called on the government to freeze planned public works involving private developers. The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors yesterday became the first professional body to raise concerns about the so-called public-private partnership (PPP) model, saying proper procedures and a regulatory framework are needed. Institute president Tony Tse Wai-chuen said: ...




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