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  1. Nurse training 'threat to health care'

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... a health-care assistant,' she said. In reply, the Hospital Authority said it always encouraged nursing staff to undergo lifelong education to enhance their competency. But its preference for hiring ... of health care in Hong Kong. Thomas Wong Kwok-shing, dean of the faculty of health and social sciences at Polytechnic University, expressed concern about the continued training of enrolled nurses, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498056/nurse-training-threat-health-care
  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Market for animal-tested cosmetics is thing of past

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Patsy Moy, Ernest Kao

    ... that the success of any such campaign depended on customer perception. "The impact could be neutral or even negative if the public perceive the campaign is done out of self-interest or is only a marketing gimmick," Powpaka said. He said companies and welfare groups should also demonstrate the reliability of alternative testing methods. Two years ago, the South China Morning Post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582387/market-animal-tested-cosmetics-thing-past
  3. Expert urges caution over CDC plan

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... But as a whole, it is not appropriate [to copy] as it is based on private practitioners and markets.' He said the British model had an excellent system of public medical and health-care facilities ... commissioned by China, Taiwan, Cyprus, Mexico, Colombia and Sweden to assist in their health-care reforms. The Hong Kong government commissioned his team in 1997 to carry out a comprehensive review ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426588/expert-urges-caution-over-cdc-plan
  4. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald’s misled Hong Kong food safety authority about rotten meat, says official

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 06:32pm by Patsy Moy

    ... an investigation on Friday into whether McDonald’s knowingly sold potentially tainted food from the Shanghai plant to the public over a four-day period last week. McDonald’s on Thursday night suspended ... a requirement for permits for cooked meat if the public finds the measure necessary. McDonald’s initially denied using any products from the Shanghai plant. But after the government banned the import ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561221/mcdonalds-misled-hong-kong-food-safety-authority-about-rotten-meat
  5. Guangdong to invest $1.4b on public health

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... be used to upgrade disease prevention centres in other towns, Xinhua said. The provincial government hopes to first improve its health-care services before setting up a comprehensive disease ... upgrade equipment and train health-care workers. Officials would also set up an infectious disease alert system in villages and towns, the report said. A new hospital will be designed to handle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424282/guangdong-invest-14b-public-health
  6. Think-tank seeks reform of health care

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... several documents on health-care reform in the past 10-odd years but we are still in the status quo without any major changes. 'However, the community has spotted that our [public ... Patsy Moy A community think-tank has been set up to press the government for health-care reform. The Health-care Policy Forum comprises legislators, Patients' Rights Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536803/think-tank-seeks-reform-health-care
  7. Immune system

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... will be fully paid by patients in public hospitals. 'With more new health-care services emerging in the market, we expect to receive more complaints,' Ms Lau said. For the category ... Unscrupulous health-care management firms are using legal loopholes to rip off Hong Kong families without fear of reprisal from the authorities, writes Patsy Moy Mrs Lee was shocked when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490779/immune-system
  8. Mainland bans controversial gel used for breast enhancement

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and that the company would continue to manufacture and sell it. An administration source said the PAAG case was regarded a 'big public health issue which should be dealt with very carefully and with great ... breast enlargement and nose alterations. In Hong Kong, 119 women had told the Department of Health by last Wednesday they had received injections of PAAG to enlarge their breasts, with 51 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547048/mainland-bans-controversial-gel-used-breast-enhancement
  9. Lesson from abroad on giving our students the bigger picture

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to exchange their views and experience with our local students. Of course, we have to be careful in considering our financial resources.' Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Sandra ... of the Business Leaders' Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility organised by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. The South China Morning Post was a media partner. 'Not all families can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561286/lesson-abroad-giving-our-students-bigger-picture
  10. Health chief reveals change of focus for Hospital Authority

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... organisations. A source said Dr Chow was trying to clarify the principles of a public health-care system before talking about costs and structure. At the Legco health services panel meeting yesterday, Democrat Yeung Sum said the government should map out a health-care financing plan before changing the pricing system in public hospitals. Albert Cheng King-hon agreed, saying: 'The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487826/health-chief-reveals-change-focus-hospital-authority

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