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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH SERVICES

    Union Hospital, Tai Wai, boosts birth fee to deter mainland mothers

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Private hospital increases maternity charge to up to HK$270,000 for mainland women without HK husbands using its emergency ward A private hospital is almost tripling its maternity fee ... Hospital in Tai Wai, which has the city's only private emergency facilities. The measures are aimed only at mainland women who fall under the government's "zero quota" policy ...

  2. Sharp fall in mishaps at private hospitals

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com A senior health official has credited an exodus of public medical workers to private hospitals for a steep fall in the number of serious misadventures ... no evidence of any cover-up. 'We think the many public doctors and nurses switching to work in private hospitals have improved their services and it might be the reason behind the falling ...

  3. Private hospital fees seen as excessive

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Private hospitals are ripping off patients through regular fee increases even though they are sitting on huge annual surpluses- up to HK$400 million- and massive ... said yesterday at a press conference. Private hospitals have regularly and unreasonably raised their charges for things like room occupancy, surgery and medicine, he said. 'Many private ...

  4. Private hospitals must be more open

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Twice recently, failure to report serious incidents in obstetrics departments has left private hospitals looking less than open and accountable, if not engaging in cover-ups. In the latest ... have been reported. Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has rightly called on all private hospitals to adhere to guidelines for public hospitals and report serious events within ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... per cent of patients. The registry covers patients treated at the city's 12 public hospitals, eight private hospitals and 22 private clinics. Its steering committee includes oncology ...

  6. Private and public services urged at four new hospitals

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Four planned private hospitals should offer both private and public services, with doctors working in them serving both, the Hospital Authority chairman says. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said the health care sector had to think outside the box regarding the new hospital projects, which would offer opportunities to enhance private-public partnership. 'The new hospitals ...

  7. Private doctors' rescue bid fails

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Patsy Moy A scheme to ease the manpower shortage at public hospitals with the help of private doctors has been declared a 'failure' just four months after its launch. The scheme was set up by private doctors opposed to the Hospital Authority's plan to hire foreign medics to fill some of its 200 vacancies. Doctors who want to take part say ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Investors warned against Chinese private firms as valuations soar

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Investors warned against mainland private companies John-Paul Smith, the emerging-market strategist at Deutsche Bank who has been writing about the dangers of buying mainland state-owned stocks since 2010, says private companies are now a bigger risk to investors as valuations surge. Smith's warnings about government intervention in the world's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMICS

    Private home owners benefited far more than needy from government sweeteners, shows research

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Research finds one-off relief measures benefited private home owners more than needy families Life sweetest for private home owners: study Private home owners ... to 2013-14. Home owners received 29 per cent. According to the research, a Hong Kong permanent resident aged 18 or above who was also a taxpayer and a private flat owner received an average total ...

  10. Private hospital unhappy with birth cap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Ella.lee@scmp.com Only one of the 10 private hospitals that provide maternity services has yet to agree to the government's proposed cut in the number of mainland women ... on private hospitals, so it was trying to introduce the system through 'negotiation', a medical source said. The quota for public hospitals would be cut to 3,000 from 11,000, while private ...




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