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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Companies

    ADB, 2 private-sector firms start US$400m climate-linked investment fund

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:15am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com ADB joins US$400m climate venture The Asian Development Bank has entered into a Hong Kong-based joint venture with two private-sector firms to make private equity investments in environmentally supportive, low-carbon deals throughout Asia. The ADB, Orix Corp and Robeco Institutional Asset Management announced on Monday the formation of Asia ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Private institute is one up against Lingnan: survey

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Shue Yan, city's first self-financed university, is more popular than a government-funded one Private institute is one up against Lingnan: survey The performance of the city's first private university has surpassed that of a government-funded one for the first time in 16 years, the latest university popularity ranking has revealed. The survey, ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Discharge law traps many healthy people in Chinese mental hospitals, experts say

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by TING YAN

    ... is privately run, refuses to send patients out for check-ups if they fall ill. He once pulled out a tooth because there was no dentist inside the hospital. Another time, he used a needle to pierce ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Healthy patients can be kept in for years because families won't accept them back or hospitals fear being sued if there's accident after discharge ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Alaskan killer Robert Hansen dies

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Anchorage Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen dies in hospital Serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women so that he could hunt them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s, has died. He was 75. Hansen died on Thursday at Alaska Regional Hospital after being in declining health for a year, Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said. He ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A shot in the arm for the private medical sector

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... about the cost when seeking treatment in public hospitals. The private sector, however, is a different story. Patients are often shocked when given the bill. This occurs because not only do ... not be an issue for the rich, it deters the price-conscious from using private hospitals, even if the cost is actually affordable. After years of reform discussions, there is finally some good news. ...

  10. A business mind: Yin-mei Chiu, founder and director of food allee and food allee HOME

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:01pm

    ... core. Therefore, in a saturated market, anyone thinking of launching a food and hospitality business needs to do their homework.  Speaking from personal experience, Yin-mei Chiu, founder ... a clearer picture of trends and allows you to shape your business to fit the business landscape,” says Chiu who has created her own distinctive brand of “private chef” catering. Secondly, Chiu adds, ...




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