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  1. Assistant scheme eases workload of public renal dialysis nurses

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu

    ... Beatrice Siu Well-trained health care assistants are sharing the workload of nurses in public renal dialysis centres as the number of patients rises, the Hospital Authority says. Hong Kong's first pilot scheme for health care assistants in renal dialysis centres was launched at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital to relieve frontline nurses' workloads as the number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599821/assistant-scheme-eases-workload-public-renal-dialysis-nurses
  2. Health-care plan targets workers, say protesters

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... The government launched a three-month public consultation on the reform in March and proposed six financing options: social health insurance, out-of-pocket payments, medical savings accounts, voluntary ... to the Central Government Offices to voice their objections. Mr Tam called on the government to consider raising profits tax and salaries tax for the highincome group to help subsidise public health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638154/health-care-plan-targets-workers-say-protesters
  3. Health-care reform must tackle insurance issues

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the burden on the public health-care system, so its resources could be directed to look after the poor, the chronically ill and those who require expensive and specialised care. The insurance ... A reminder that financing of health care is in dire need of reform does no harm. As we report today, some medical insurance plans that fail to cover private hospital costs offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600499/health-care-reform-must-tackle-insurance-issues
  4. Health care should be diversified, official says

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... as the government hammers out an ambitious plan to overhaul the inefficient health system, says Vice-Minister of Finance Wang Jun. Speaking at a forum on public-private partnerships (PPP) co-hosted ... newspaper that the government would reduce the number of public hospitals but increase investment in them. Speaking on the sidelines of the conference yesterday, Vice-Minister of Health Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586001/health-care-should-be-diversified-official-says
  5. Shenzhen opens its health-care services to HK residents

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Hong Kong residents living in Shenzhen will soon be able to join the city's public health-care scheme and enjoy cheaper medical services. Shenzhen Health Bureau director Jiang Hanping said the city would allow people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan living in Shenzhen to join its public health-care scheme, allowing them the same benefits as other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576075/shenzhen-opens-its-health-care-services-hk-residents
  6. The danger of focusing on health funding

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... primary care structure could largely be paid for by redirecting existing public and private health care funds. It is impossible to separate completely the issue of money from all the other aspects ... Bernard Chan Two organisations, the Bauhinia Foundation and the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong, have released papers on health care reform. They do not simply examine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602793/danger-focusing-health-funding
  7. Health-care funding 'needs a holistic view'

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Legislative Council inquiry report into the handling of the Sars outbreak in 2003. A public consultation on reform of health-care financing was put off last June, with health minister York Chow ... of treatment. He has also pledged to increase health spending from 15 per cent of total public spending to 17 per cent- meaning a budget of HK$40 billion a year by 2012. Dr Leong said Mr Tsang's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591231/health-care-funding-needs-holistic-view
  8. Employers urged to keep health benefits

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... a mandatory medical fund.' Another caller said the existing system was already adequate, given that poor people could obtain public medical services while the rich could pay for private health ... Paggie Leung Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok yesterday urged employers to maintain existing health-care benefits for their employees even after mandatory health care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629966/employers-urged-keep-health-benefits
  9. Think-tank's health fund plan still irks lawmakers

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... from the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre is seen as a test of public acceptance of a contribution scheme before the government releases its long-awaited consultation paper on health care ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators yesterday rounded on the pro-government Bauhinia Foundation's proposed health-care-financing scheme, saying it would bring hardship to many people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600963/think-tanks-health-fund-plan-still-irks-lawmakers
  10. Social workers prone to mental-health woes

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Increased workloads and job uncertainty are behind the problem, a survey finds Almost half of Hong Kong's social workers are at risk of developing mental-health problems, a survey has ... Chi-kwong, who represents the social welfare sector. In the first study of its kind for the sector, Mr Law's office sent questionnaires about a variety of mental health issues to more than 8,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425395/social-workers-prone-mental-health-woes

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