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  1. 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- ...

  2. Hospital Authority could step into private breach

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter If no private hospitals join the proposed medical insurance scheme, the Hospital Authority will step in and offer medical services similar to private ones, according to Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok. But he said this was unlikely as private hospitals were interested in the scheme and preferred the government did not provide such services. Chow ...

  3. Hospitals eyeing sites told to open up on fees

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Private hospitals that want to build on four new sites to be offered by the government will have to be more transparent about their charges. The government may also revise regulations governing increases in private hospital fees. The health minister, Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, said this yesterday in the face of concerns raised by community groups about recent ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. New land policy urged to increase growth of private hospitals in HK

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong is losing out in the region in developing private hospital services because of expensive land and staff costs, hospital operators and investors say. They are urging ... take care of 90 per cent of in-patient services. There are 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong providing 3,000 beds and most of the time they are full. The consultation document proposed ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Two more drop bids to build hospitals

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Two more organisations that had planned to bid to build private hospitals on a pair of sites identified by the government withdrew from the tendering ... restrictions on who they can treat and investment requirements imposed by the government. Chinese University and the private Union Hospital quit the bidding process yesterday. While the government has ...

  8. Bidders running shy of hospital tender demands

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Patsy Moy and Ng Kang-chung A high-profile contender in the bidding for government land to build a private hospital has hinted he will pull out, dealing a blow to government plans to encourage the provision of affordable private medical services. Meanwhile, a leading private hospital, the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, also said it would not be taking ...

  9. Risks of bribery rising at hospitals

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Staff at private hospitals will be more susceptible to taking bribes as demand from mainlanders for Hong Kong's obstetric services rises, says the Independent ... of graft at private hospitals this year, since unscrupulous agencies or obstetricians might bribe hospital staff to help expectant mainlanders to secure beds, after the number of such deliveries ...

  10. Poor children in hospital spotlight

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Hospital Authority has promised to look at ways of helping underprivileged children get better access to medical services, said Sze Lai-shan of the Society for Community ... not afford private care. The society urged the authority to subsidise them so they could go private. ...




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