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  1. Health reform spurs private heart hospital to invest in state-run peer

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The private, mainland-based Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital has acquired a state-owned hospital as it tries to seize the opportunities presented by the recently announced reforms ... earmarked between 300 million yuan (HK$355 million) to 500 million yuan to revamp No 7 Hospital's facilities. In November it acquired another private hospital, Xinjiang Cardiovascular Hospital ...

  2. Sharp fall in mishaps at private hospitals

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com A senior health official has credited an exodus of public medical workers to private hospitals for a steep fall in the number of serious misadventures ... no evidence of any cover-up. 'We think the many public doctors and nurses switching to work in private hospitals have improved their services and it might be the reason behind the falling ...

  3. Private hospital fees seen as excessive

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Private hospitals are ripping off patients through regular fee increases even though they are sitting on huge annual surpluses- up to HK$400 million- and massive ... said yesterday at a press conference. Private hospitals have regularly and unreasonably raised their charges for things like room occupancy, surgery and medicine, he said. 'Many private ...

  4. Private hospitals must be more open

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Twice recently, failure to report serious incidents in obstetrics departments has left private hospitals looking less than open and accountable, if not engaging in cover-ups. In the latest ... have been reported. Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has rightly called on all private hospitals to adhere to guidelines for public hospitals and report serious events within ...

  5. Private wait lists push pregnant women into public hospitals

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I have followed the discussion of the obstetrics situation in Hong Kong public and private hospitals very closely and am very happy that the government has taken the initiative to solve the dilemma. As a woman who has been pregnant three times in the past three years, I am disappointed, to put it very politely, how Dr Alan Lau Kwok-lam, president of the Private Hospitals Association ...

  6. Private hospital unhappy with birth cap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Ella.lee@scmp.com Only one of the 10 private hospitals that provide maternity services has yet to agree to the government's proposed cut in the number of mainland women ... on private hospitals, so it was trying to introduce the system through 'negotiation', a medical source said. The quota for public hospitals would be cut to 3,000 from 11,000, while private ...

  7. Private hospitals feeling the strain

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com The increasing demand for services at Hong Kong's private hospitals has pushed the system to its limits, raising concerns about the sector's ability to meet demand. Figures released by the Food and Health Bureau show overall spending on in-patient services at the city's 13 private hospitals has more than doubled over the past 10 years- ...

  8. Private hospitals failing to deliver on maternity service

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hospitals. But it is public hospitals that have been affected the most. To meet demand, private hospitals have been poaching staff from the public sector, especially from maternity units, leaving ... babies born in public hospitals have mainland parents. The private sector could do more to help its public counterparts. Yet private hospitals are reluctant to improve their maternity services ...

  9. Agency in private hospital birth offer

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A mainland agency said it could arrange for mainland women to give birth in private hospitals in Hong Kong even if there were no official slots available, an investigation by a political party has revealed. Nearly all private hospitals in the city are fully booked after the government announced that mainland women would be banned from giving birth in public hospitals this year. ...

  10. Take me to a private hospital, driver

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Patients being transported in public ambulances may request to be taken to a private hospital under a new policy. The change allows patients to make such requests if they are medically stable after initial assessments by a doctor. Alternatively, they can also provide a certificate issued by the Private Hospitals Association proving they are under treatment ...




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