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  1. Share private hospital fees

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in private hospitals; for example, there are fewer rules on when to feed new babies. Despite the difference in price, we mostly prefer the private sector. I wonder why the authority does not provide ... in an attempt to cut costs. But if the authority spends, say, $20,000 to treat a patient in a public hospital, and this person is happy to instead go to the private sector if the authority gives him ...

  2. Baby boom

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong is still on the rise and private hospitals are seeing record demand. Should the government take further measures to stem the influx? Write to us. ...

  3. Mainland mothers are ruining our 'world city' hospitals for local mums

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... maternity care at private hospitals for their mainland customers. As a Canadian citizen working in Hong Kong- with permanent residency here- I have several concerns about these mainland birth tour agencies. First, many pregnant mainlanders who use the agencies receive no pre-natal or post-natal care in Hong Kong, but they take up a majority of the beds in private hospitals. The agencies ...

  4. Concession to mainland mums

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... high' for grass-roots families. Deliveries at private hospitals can cost HK$100,000 or more, while the fee at public hospitals is HK$39,000 for non-local mothers with prior bookings. Dr Alan Lau Kwok-lam, chairman of the Private Hospitals' Association, said they had to charge so much because of the high administrative expenses involving these women. 'The hospital staff have ...

  5. No help with birth fees for mainland wives

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in paying the fees. Of 31,000 places allocated for mainland women at private hospitals, 7,000 will be for those with Hong Kong husbands, said Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, secretary for food and health. ... of public resources,' he said. Lobbyists for the affected families are dismayed by the agreement between the government and the private hospitals. 'The proposal is a lowly means ...

  6. Mainland wives rush to book hospital beds

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'But now it's impossible to get anything from private or public hospitals for those over eight weeks, no matter how much money you're willing to pay.' It remains uncertain whether 100 mainland wives who are due to deliver this year will be able to do so in the city because local private hospitals remain unable to confirm whether they have sufficient beds. The supply ...

  7. Hospitals help some outcast mothers-to-be

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Nearly 100 lucky mainland wives of Hong Kong men can make discount bookings for child birth at four private hospitals as early as today, under a plan ... of spouses of permanent residents who were left out April 8, when the Hospital Authority suddenly shut the door to any more deliveries by women who hail from the mainland. The Private Hospitals ...

  8. Giving birth to hatred and confusion

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... earmarked for local parents. Private hospitals have welcomed mainland couples who can pay, seeing this as an opportunity to promote medical tourism. Public hospitals could follow the example of private hospitals by demanding full payment before admission. Mainland patients are charged the unsubsidised rates comparable to private hospital fees. But for those who are willing to pay, we ...

  9. Zero quota may ease staffing crisis

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The proposal by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to ban mainland women from giving birth in private hospitals would help ease a staffing crisis at public hospitals, says a senior doctor. Last Monday, Leung dropped a bombshell when he told private hospitals to expect a quota of 'zero' for cross-border births next year, addressing ...

  10. Public hospitals may act on mainland mothers

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the intake of mainland mothers, the issue is how many they need to cut. It is good that private hospitals have agreed to stop expanding their services and drawing public doctors. This can at least ... to fix the number of deliveries in the city to last year's 88,000 amid growing pressure on local obstetrics and paediatric services. The Private Hospitals' Association said after ...




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