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  1. Hospital Authority to fund private consultation visits for more than 6,000 long-term patients

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:30pm

    ... HK$45 for each private consultation. The remainder of the fee, about HK$233, will be funded by the authority. Currently, each visit to a general clinic at a public hospital costs an average ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Tuen Mun targeted for pilot project More than 6,000 long-term patients will be funded HK$2,330 a year to consult private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1451586/hospital-authority-fund-private-consultation-visits-more-6000-long-term-patients
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government offers to lend HK$45b to NGOs to run private hospitals

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Government seeks new way on top of health insurance reform to get more using private care HK$45b in loans for NGOs to run private hospitals The government may loan HK$45 billion to non-profit organisations to run private hospitals in a bid to ease the burden on the public health care sector. The money will come from a HK$50 billion fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449634/government-offers-lend-hk45b-ngos-run-private-hospitals
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals to set out cost of treatment in advance under new law

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Move to set out private hospital fees in advance is aimed at reducing disputes and paving way for government reform of medical insurance Patients to be told cost of treatment Private hospitals and doctors would have to tell patients the likely cost of their treatment in advance under a law the government plans to introduce this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414568/private-hospitals-set-out-cost-treatment-advance-under-new-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... on patient subsidies The Hospital Authority announced yesterday that it will spend at least HK$14 million a year on subsidies for chronic-disease patients to see private doctors in an effort to ease ... the three conditions. To visit private doctors the patients will pay only the HK$45 they now pay at public hospitals with the rest of the cost, about HK$233, being borne by the Hospital Authority. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452001/health-authority-spend-hk14m-subsidise-private-care-6000-people
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private hospitals should comply with Hospital Authority reporting code

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Private hospitals, comply with code There are good reasons why public hospitals are subject to a code that ensures serious medical incidents causing death or injury are promptly reported to the Hospital Authority. And there is no good reason why private hospitals should not feel bound by it. Apart from the principle of accountability for patient safety, a prompt, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1100266/private-hospitals-should-comply-hospital-authority-reporting
  6. News - Hong Kong - Hospitals

    Hospital bed crisis looms as population growth outstrips healthcare provision

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... The city will face a shortfall of at least 5,000 private and public hospital beds within 12 years if healthcare capacity continues to lag behind the pace of population growth, the South China ... move to the wards, where beds are already fully occupied during peak flu [season]. "Even in private hospitals, patients often have to wait for weeks to have surgery...some are forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461196/hospital-bed-crisis-looms-demand-projected-outstrip-supply
  7. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Police and Hospital Authority warned by watchdog over loss of private data

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Watchdog orders force and Hospital Authority to improve procedures or risk prosecution after inquiry into lost notebooks and patient records Police and hospitals warned over data The privacy watchdog has slammed the police for losing notebooks containing personal information on 285 Hongkongers in 11 incidents between October 2011 and January ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1338971/police-and-hospital-authority-warned-watchdog-over-loss-private-data
  8. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    50,000 CCTV cameras in Hong Kong's skies causing 'intrusion' into private lives

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... cameras in public and private places did not necessarily prevent crime. In one case, the CCTV images did not prevent a murder from happening. Based on figures obtained from various government ... while most private entities refused to reveal any details, citing "security reasons". But the transparency of this increasingly ubiquitous form of physical surveillance is crucial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449669/cctv-cameras-run-tens-thousands-across-hong-kong
  9. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Private health care tipped for growth after state backs investment

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:27am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Investors willing to spend after boost from Beijing but say obstacles remain at local level Private hospital backers find fresh room to expand Investment in private hospitals on the mainland is rising and backers say there is room for further growth. They were buoyed by the Communist Party's recent endorsement for private capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420204/private-health-care-tipped-growth-after-state-backs-investment
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-Queen Elizabeth Hospital oncologist gets suspended sentence for failing to disclose conviction

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 02:57pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Doctor was convicted in 2009 for taking patient data from Queen Elizabeth Hospital before he left to set up private practice in 2007 Oncologist censured over conviction A former public hospital doctor convicted in 2009 of obtaining details of 2,000 patients before switching to private practice, has been censured by regulators for his crime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447064/ex-queen-elizabeth-oncologist-gets-suspended-sentence-failing

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