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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Wong Yuk-man questions worth of free beds in private hospitals

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Government blastedfor 'useless' free bedsat private hospitals A lawmaker said the free beds offered at private hospitals may as well not exist, ... said told the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee in a meeting yesterday that the low occupancy rate for the free beds at private hospitals was the result of other fees charged ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Health Department asked to step up controls over private hospitals

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Audit exposes failings in private hospital controls The Health Department has been asked to step up controls on private hospitals after an audit report showed that written warnings for serious irregularities were not issued. In many cases, private hospitals did not report serious incidents such as an unexpected death, injury ...

  3. News - China

    Beijing hospital staff grilled over private use of ambulance sirens

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:07pm by Ernest Kao

    ... cars' and any private use would prompt investigation," one hospital official told the Beijing News on Sunday. The hospital announced its findings at a news conference on Monday and, on its  ... Ernest Kao With sirens wailing, a Beijing ambulance headed for the hospital was not rushing a patient back at all. It was returning from a noodle restaurant where staff members had dinner ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Handover blamed for private hospitals not providing free beds

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by LAUREN HO

    ... Land-for-hospitals policy 'distracted by the handover' Officials blamed the 1997 handover as well as missing documents for some private hospitals having not been required to set aside 20 per cent ... was reacting to last month's report by the Director of Audit, which criticised the government for not ensuring that non-profit-making private hospitals lived up to the conditions of their land ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Nurses blamed for stitch blunder More than 100 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital were stitched up after heart surgery using thread past its expiry date because of an excess of stock and nurses failing to follow standard procedures. That was the conclusion announced by the Yau Ma Tei hospital on Friday based on the findings of its two ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Private hospital doubles fees for mainland Chinese mothers

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 02:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang A private hospital plans to double its fee, to at least HK$200,000, for mainland mothers who come to its emergency ward to give birth, starting from next year. Union Hospital ... birth. The hospital has the city’s only private emergency ward. “Our emergency ward may be not able to refuse the gate-crashing cases, for humane reasons,” said deputy medical director Dr Ares ...

  7. News - World - AVIATION

    Private plane's ghost flight from New York ends in crash off Jamaica

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kingston Pilot seen slumped at controls after contact lost during couple's trip from New York to Florida Search on for plane that crashed after ghost flight A search was resuming yesterday off Jamaica for the wreckage of a private plane carrying a prominent New York couple who were taken on a ghostly 2,730km journey after apparently becoming ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Official says Gold Coast hospital taking threat of deadly disease seriously although man admitted with symptoms is unlikely to have contracted Ebola virus An Australian was isolated in hospital on Thursday after he displayed symptoms of Ebola following a trip to Africa but health officials said it is unlikely he has the deadly virus. The man, in his 20s, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals left to sort out problems caused by beauty clinics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com More people are seeking help for botched treatments, says association Hospitals left to sort out mess of beauty clinics Private hospitals are seeing more ... woman dead this week from septic shock. She and three other women received the same treatment. The three other women remained in hospital last night. King said other patients seen by private ...




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