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  1. Private and public services urged at four new hospitals

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Four planned private hospitals should offer both private and public services, with doctors working in them serving both, the Hospital Authority chairman says. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said the health care sector had to think outside the box regarding the new hospital projects, which would offer opportunities to enhance private-public partnership. 'The new hospitals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701449/private-and-public-services-urged-four-new-hospitals
  2. Call for tighter control over private hospitals

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Private hospitals have been urged to improve their transparency and governance after several recent medical incidents and as a growing number of patients turn to private care. ... fracture following a Caesarean section. Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong said the cases showed there was insufficient monitoring of private hospitals. 'These ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694291/call-tighter-control-over-private-hospitals
  3. Doctors look to Tsang for urban site to build small private hospital

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A group of private doctors wants to build a small hospital in an urban area under the government's drive to turn health care into a pillar of the economy. They hope that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will announce more potential sites for new private hospitals in his policy address today, apart from the four the government has already identified. Medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695274/doctors-look-tsang-urban-site-build-small-private-hospital
  4. Private hospitals not keen on new sites

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Private hospitals say they are not keen on the four sites the government has proposed for new hospitals because of concerns about their location and lack of infrastructure. ... the sites, including some who had not operated private hospitals before. But reaction from the industry was lukewarm. Private Hospitals Association chairman Dr Alan Lau Kwok-lam said although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701341/private-hospitals-not-keen-new-sites
  5. Empty schools suitable for private hospitals, lawmaker says

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Vacant schools in urban areas could be converted into private hospitals, the medical sector legislator suggested yesterday. The four plots of land assigned by the government for the development of private hospitals were 'remote and unfavourable', independent lawmaker Leung Ka-lau said during the radio programme Letter to Hong Kong yesterday. 'When the economy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688033/empty-schools-suitable-private-hospitals-lawmaker-says
  6. New private hospitals must cater for middle class, source says

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The four private hospitals that will be built on land with concessionary prices have to provide affordable services for the middle class and help boost medical tourism, ... private hospital services in the current market are still too expensive for the middle class, which fall outside their insurance coverage.' The health care industry is one of six new economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676239/new-private-hospitals-must-cater-middle-class-source-says
  7. Hospital Authority will contract out haemodialysis to private sector

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority will contract out private haemodialysis services for 60 public patients to the private sector in the next three years. The programme is the authority's ... haemodialysis was an expensive service and the cost for each patient was about HK$200,000 a year. Each patient needed two to three haemodialysis sessions a week. There are eight private hospitals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683018/hospital-authority-will-contract-out-haemodialysis-private-sector
  8. Private hospitals, doctors switch drugs with little difficulty

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Martin Wong The tainted-drug scare has had little impact on private hospitals and doctors, who say they have all easily switched to drugs made by manufacturers other than Europharm. Sha Tin's Union Hospital stopped using Europharm-made drugs immediately after the incident, but the impact was small as the hospital only used 19 Europharm products, less than 5 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672887/private-hospitals-doctors-switch-drugs-little-difficulty
  9. Collection for private use getting more popular

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for private use was becoming more popular. Among about 20,000 mothers who gave birth in private hospitals last year, about 4,000 opted for collection, and the number was steadily increasing, he said. Hong Kong saw about 70,000 babies born last year, about 30 per cent of them in private hospitals. Cord-blood collection takes place in public hospitals, but only at Queen Elizabeth Hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690516/collection-private-use-getting-more-popular
  10. Private doctors urged to be alert to swine flu as man dies at home

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a private doctor twice. The disease was found in an autopsy. The Health Department said the man was never admitted to hospital and had never taken Tamiflu or Relenza, drugs that have proven ... Ng Yuk-hang Private doctors are being urged to be more alert to the possibility of human swine flu in their patients after a 54-year-old smoker became the first person in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700118/private-doctors-urged-be-alert-swine-flu-man-dies-home

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