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  1. Vital signs good for public health service

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's public health services. This much is reassuring. But a workable solution will be found only if the government is able to master the art of consultation and persuasion. We do not need to ask the public what it wants from the health system. The community already enjoys high-quality services at low prices. It will not be inclined to vote for radical reforms, especially ...

  2. Civil service pay review faces delays

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Fears have been raised that the long-awaited review of civil service pay levels will be delayed again. Officials involved in the review, due for completion this year, say ... the Court of Final Appeal on whether the civil service pay cuts are lawful. Staff unionists in the pay review working group were surprised to learn of the change in timing. The Civil Service Bureau ...

  3. Public urged to report doctors' kickbacks

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Accepting money from specialists for referrals is 'absolutely forbidden' by the code of conduct, Medical Council says The Medical Council yesterday appealed to people to come forward if they have information about doctors who ac ...

  4. Privacy may be improved at public swimming pools

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Leisure services officials are considering making the showers and changing rooms at public swimming pools more private. More doors instead of curtains might be installed on showers, the acting assistant director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's, Lawrence Cheung Yiu-kong, said. 'We will consider all possible measures to improve security ...

  5. Satellite system will cut response time to emergency calls

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong People dialling for help will no longer need to give address Emergency calls for ambulances and firemen should get faster responses from this month, when the Fire Services ... a year, and the third-generation [system] is designed to meet the increased demands in the coming decade,' said Fire Services director Anthony Lam Chun-man yesterday. The system, which uses ...

  6. HK shows way in location services

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BIEN PEREZ Mobile location services, once considered more hype than reality, are gaining mainstream acceptance in Hong Kong and other Asian markets, industry experts say. Business and consumer demand for location-based services have posted steady gains in Hong Kong, enabling the city's cellular network industry to take a leading position in this market segment. ...

  7. Satisfaction with public transport takes a dip

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Ngan Satisfaction with most forms of public transport has dropped this year, a survey indicates. The Star Ferry and KCR services were the only ones whose ratings were up on the last ... and frequent, punctual services. The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's West Rail service, which has been plagued by signalling failures and other delays, failed in seven of nine categories ...

  8. Defecting doctors will be offered part-time work

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... services.' Mr Wu said some doctors still wanted to contribute to the public sector. 'They can get some satisfaction in treating patients at public hospitals. They can help train junior doctors ... Ella Lee Senior doctors who have left the Hospital Authority will be asked to work part time in public hospitals to stop the brain drain. The turnover of public doctors has reached 6 per ...

  9. Waiting lists for popular projects

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE SERVICED apartment sector has benefited from growing demand in the hotel market as people seeking temporary accommodation find it harder to lease a hotel room. Property agent Luxury ... alternatives in the serviced apartment sector,' he said. Boosted by the continued arrival of expatriate executives and a steady demand from Hong Kong residents, serviced apartments, especially ...

  10. Civil service pay won't be linked to state firms'

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the provisions contained in the draft Public Servants Law being scrutinised by the National People's Congress Standing Committee. Hu Guangbao, deputy director of the NPC's legal department, ... as a benchmark for public servants' pay. Liu Taigang, associate professor of administration at Renmin University in Beijing, said it would be difficult to compare directly public servants' ...




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