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  1. Local mothers must get priority in Hong Kong's private hospitals

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is absolutely no question that local mothers should be given priority at private hospitals. Local mothers support Hong Kong's medical industry by spending privately for all ... women have other options available to them in their country of residence. I was encouraged to register for a hospital place after my first visit to my obstetrician at six weeks pregnant. Despite ...

  2. Hospitals failing to net private doctors

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Only 24 private doctors have applied for part-time jobs in public hospitals - far below a target set by the Hospital Authority, which hoped to attract 112 in its latest ... said. 'We hope to increase co-operation and knowledge exchange between the public and private sectors at the same time.' To further attract private doctors to public hospitals ...

  3. Private hospital in need of midwives who can deliver

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba This position will warm anybody's heart. Matilda International Hospital is looking for practicing midwives with the aim of being able to accommodate more pregnant women. This role is a perfect opportunity to work in a hospital that captures one of the most stunning views of Hong Kong from The Peak. Another attraction would be the ability 'to practice ...

  4. More land sought for private hospitals

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Expansion would ease crowding, say doctors Private doctors have urged the government to reserve more land for private hospitals to relieve the pressure on overcrowded rooms. The private hospitals say the government must also increase training of nurses and allied health professions or any new beds will be empty. Medical sector legislator Kwok Ka-ki said high demand over ...

  5. Private hospitals expand to meet demand

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Private hospitals expect to provide 1,500 more beds- an increase of more than 50 per cent- in the next five years to meet growing demand for private medical services. Private Hospitals' Association chairman Alan Lau Kwok-lam said many of the 12 private hospitals, including St Teresa's, St Paul's, Baptist and the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, were undergoing ...

  6. Private hospitals invite outsiders onto boards

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... In the second of a two-part series, Lilian Goh explores how private hospitals are responding to calls for greater transparency. Health-care providers respond to pressure for external accreditation Local private hospitals are inviting outside experts onto their governing boards to answer increasing calls for greater transparency. Some hospitals admit their clinical audit systems ...

  7. Private hospitals can't spare nurses for midwife training

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Private hospitals are not queuing up to send their nurses to Hospital Authority midwife training courses despite the incentives offered. They say it would put too much strain ... to be registered nurses, to ease a shortage caused by the influx of mainland mothers. It also planned to reserve 10 places for private hospital staff- a quarter of the total- in the two 18-month midwifery ...

  8. Council probes death of boy, 3, at private hospital

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... examination. A medical source familiar with the case said the parents took him to the private hospital in Sha Tin at around 11.30pm on July 29 last year because he was vomiting and had a stomach ache. ... away the dead part of the intestine. Otherwise, the patient may die. Private Hospitals Association president Alan Lau Kwok-lam said private hospitals were regulated by the Department of Health. ...

  9. Private hospital offers less stressful endoscopy for patients

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh A private hospital is offering a new form of endoscopy- the process by which a tube with a tiny camera is inserted down a patient's throat- which it says is less stressful for patients and less likely to cause damage. The tube used in the new process is just 5mm in diameter, about half the size of a conventional endoscope. The Union Hospital in Sha Tin, which introduced ...

  10. Private cases bad for us, say public patients

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh More than 60 per cent of public patients worry that the private services provided by university staff at Hong Kong's two teaching hospitals will prolong their waiting time ... of Wales hospitals. Sixty-two per cent of the patients were worried that private cases in the public hospitals would prolong their wait for services, and 55 per cent thought private cases would ...




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