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  1. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  2. Beijing public health system's emergency response too slow, say officials

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. Vice-Mayor Niu Youcheng listed five areas of concern at a municipal health-care conference, according to media reports. Mr Niu said the public health system was characterised ... intended to build a stronger public health system by 2005 were discussed. Mr Niu's comments were welcomed by the World Health Organisation's China representative Henk Bekedam ...

  3. $9b drive boosts public health

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that specialises in highly infectious diseases, a ministry official said. Experts believe the move was prompted by the Sars outbreak, which put existing health-care facilities under enormous strain. ... health-care system.' Professor Zhang also warned that the allocation of funds under the programme must be monitored closely to avoid misappropriation and corruption. 'Officials, particularly ...

  4. Flu outbreak shows need for reform, health secretary to argue

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... 'We understand there is much concern about the recent flu outbreak,' a government source said. 'The high occupancy rate at public hospitals is a good example of how our health care system is overburdened, and that there is an urgency to change.' The Food and Health Bureau has asked a public relations consultancy to handle publicity surrounding the reforms. A website ...

  5. Danger zone

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... of medical errors would be almost HK$1 billion annually. Safety in health care is too important to be left to governments, hospital managers and health care professionals. Patients and the public ... Hong Kong needs to improve hospital safety to reduce the toll of death and injury from medical errors, writes Darren Mann No health care knowledge is more important than how to prevent ...

  6. Telemedicine scheme proves popular with the elderly

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Ten years after the introduction of telemedicine at Sha Tin Hospital, more than 1,000 residents of homes for the elderly and centres for the elderly benefit annually from the service, a senior doctor has revealed. The service, where the elder ...

  7. New measures on medical errors are only a first step

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigation and correction of error pathways in clinical care. These agencies exist to identify and respond to systemic deficiencies in complex health care systems, and are complemented by a National ... for safety improvement recommendations. It is time to put safety at the top of the health care agenda. Darren V. Mann, general surgeon, Central ...

  8. Tackle the shortage of nurses, legislators urge

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... recruit more health-care assistants to support the nursing staff but it is not a perfect solution. We are very worried that the quality of services to the patients has been degraded,' he said. Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, representing the welfare sector, said many homes for the elderly were being forced to bring in health-care assistants to do nursing tasks. Secretary for Health, ...

  9. Stoves burning coal and wood are killing 420,000 a year, says expert

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... hazards. Dr Smith recommended long-term and short-term approaches. He urged the government to improve the quality of, and access to, health-care facilities in rural areas. 'Many of the deaths ... who is also a professor of the School of Public Health at the University of California in Berkeley, about 180 million mainland rural households still use indoor and open-air coal ...

  10. How an unwelcome export sparked crisis from Singapore to Saskatchewan

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of Taipei Municipal Hoping Hospital. By April 22, the number of Sars cases in Taiwan had soared and a strong link was established with health-care settings. On April 23, the island's Department ... had already been discharged into the community or transferred to other health-care facilities. Eight other major hospitals were fully or partly shut down as the outbreak accelerated. ...




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