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  1. Economic downturn helps government hospitals retain staff

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The serious shortage of doctors and nurses at public hospitals has received some relief, as medical workers have been seeking job stability and training opportunities in the public sector. The Hospital Authority projected that the turnover figure for the approximately 5,000 public doctors would be 5.1 per cent for 2008-09, the lowest in five financial years. Ching ...

  2. All government hospitals to cut doctors' hours

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

    ... Ella Lee Doctors at some busy hospitals have had their work week cut to 65 hours under a pilot programme and, because of its success, the Hospital Authority will soon extend the scheme to all public hospitals. However, the Public Doctors' Association has strongly criticised the controversial reform for compromising patient safety, saying the pilot scheme has left fewer ...

  3. Villagers get full access rights to private road

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Displaced Tsoi Yuen villagers will get permanent access to their new homes at Yuen Kong Tsuen, Pat Heung, via a private road to the main road, Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat said yesterday. Lau also promised that villagers would not have to pay to maintain the private road because that was the district council's job. Speaking on RTHK, Lau, nicknamed the King ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Hope flourishes among the despair of Sichuan quake five years on

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... best friends and schoolmates. The headmaster told me nearly 200 children had died when the school building collapsed. Chunmei was airlifted to a hospital in Chengdu, the provincial capital, where both her legs were amputated above the knee. I can still remember the warmth of her body, partly wrapped in bandages, when I gave her a hug in the hospital. In the years since, she has ...

  5. Veteran engineer poised to retire, but not to the private sector

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... will leave the civil service on Wednesday after 37 years. The veteran engineer was asked at a media gathering if he would consider a job in the private sector. 'Who still wants me?' he said ...

  6. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The two articles about the rapid growth of private aviation in Hong Kong and on the mainland are alarming ('Mainland fuels boom in HK executive jet travel' and 'Private jet ... dispute. Firms involved in promoting private jets and helicopters are no less immoral than mainland factory owners who poison villagers by dumping toxic waste and leaking heavy metals into water ...

  7. ESF won't raise fees in next academic year

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... was that the foundation should stop using parents' money to finance its two private schools. The government provided subventions for ESF schools except for two opened after the handover, Ms Hui said. Poor ...

  8. 2 in hospital after bus crash

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Students returning from a trip to the Shanghai World Expo were involved in a bus crash on Monday night. By yesterday, only one student and an adult remained in hospital, both in stable condition. Thirty-five students were initially admitted to hospital late on Monday after their coach was involved in a three-vehicle collision in Shenzhen. The students were among 3,000 ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Six hurt in head-on crash Six people, including two boys aged eight and 11, were injured in a head-on collision between a taxi and a private vehicle in Clear Water Bay yesterday. The accident occurred on Clear Water Bay Road near Choi Wan Estate shortly after 6am. Four women and the boys were sent to United Christian Hospital. A 45-year-old woman remained in hospital in stable ...

  10. Four taken to hospital after TV bursts into flames in Tai Po

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Four women were taken to hospital and about 400 residents were evacuated from public housing in Tai Po after a television burst into flames. A male tenant had been watching ... the flat before firemen arrived. His 29-year-old daughter, who suffered minor leg injuries while leaving the flat, was in stable condition in hospital. Her mother, 59, and two neighbours suffered ...




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