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  1. Private and public services urged at four new hospitals

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Four planned private hospitals should offer both private and public services, with doctors working in them serving both, the Hospital Authority chairman says. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk ... in eight to 10 years. More than 90 per cent of all inpatients still receive heavily subsidised services at public hospitals. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has pledged to make health care ...

  2. Road a testament to public service

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... May Road was named after Sir Francis Henry May, a Dublin-born civil servant who battled corruption in the police force and an outbreak of plague during his years of service in Hong Kong. May arrived in Hong Kong as a cadet officer in 1881. He became captain superintendent of Police in 1893 and in 1902 was appointed as colonial secretary, serving for eight years before being ...

  3. Only public service broadcaster can provide quality television

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is not television's role. It is the role of public service broadcasting, set down by the first director of the BBC, Lord Reith, in 1927. The role of commercial television is fundamentally the same ... countries in the world have public-service television services and Hong Kong cannot claim to be a world-class city until it is created here. The usual cry arises: 'Who will pay for it?' ...

  4. Public interest key in post-service job review

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... servants. A consultation paper unveiled yesterday by a review committee on post-service employment raises a lot of questions for debate, but mostly leaves it to the public and stakeholders to weigh ... On paper, it generally compares well with regimes in other parts of the world known for the value they place on the integrity and impartiality of their civil services. In practice, however, ...

  5. Public consultation will focus on promoting mediation services

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong A public consultation on how to better promote and implement mediation services in the city will take place early next year, following the completion of a report this December, ... for legislation, Mr Wong said. The promotion of mediation has featured high on the government's agenda to promote Hong Kong as an international legal services hub. Mediation is also being championed ...

  6. 200 private doctors offer public services

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang More than 200 private doctors have volunteered to work at public hospitals in the event of a flu pandemic, the Hong Kong Medical Association said. The volunteers enlisted a few years ago when the association drew up pandemic contingency plans. 'Some private doctors also volunteered to work at public hospitals during the Sars outbreak. 'In ...

  7. Public service programme and volunteer work on way

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Hong Kong branch of the Savannah College of Arts and Design is to organise a public service programme and volunteer work to fulfil the social enterprise role set for its revitalisation scheme, its president said. 'We could provide tutoring for adolescents and children, offer lectures and films at no charge for the public to enjoy,' said Paula Wallace. ...

  8. Hospital Authority 'cheating public'

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority has been accused of cheating the public in its scheme to document doctors' working hours. Last year, the authority introduced 'doctors' work ... The authority has asked doctors to document their working hours in the first six months of this year. Ho Pak-leung, president of the Public Doctors' Association, said the authority was cheating ...

  9. Serviced apartments offer hassle-free living

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or a business centre may also be on offer. Residents can also expect a feeling of community, said Annie Chan, marketing and public relations manager at The Repulse Bay Company. Serviced apartments ... Life in a serviced apartment may have its drawbacks, but it promises a home from home the moment you walk through the door. Hong Kong boasts an increasing number of plush serviced ...

  10. Public doctors to meet minister over administration 'chaos'

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Man-kwong, a member of the legislature's public service panel, which monitors government policies relating to the civil service and publicly funded bodies, said the authority's handling ... resigned from an authority consultative body in a pay-cut row. One of the representatives, Public Doctors' Association president Ho Pak-leung, said they hoped Secretary for Food and Health ...




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