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  1. Bigger athletes mean bigger challenges for tournament doctors

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Kong. Many of the young men on the Hong Kong team today I've known since they were young lads. I've watched them grow through the Hong Kong rugby ranks.' ... Compiled by Robby Nimmo Doctors, dentists, radiologists, anaethetists . . . . the Hong Kong Stadium is like a hospital. And at the helm is tournament doctor David Owens. The father of four ...

  2. Rugby boys hit by eye infection

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from a rugby tournament with an eye condition rarely seen in Hong Kong. Phillip Baldwin, chairman of the DB Pirates, said the Singaporean organisers knew about the outbreak in their city before ... their children go there.' Hong Kong doctors had had trouble treating the infection and had to order medicine from overseas to treat it because there was none available in the city, Baldwin said. ...

  3. Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... only makes the condition worse as the medicine feeds the bug,' said Alvin Kwok, an ophthalmologist at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. 'The parasite is also very resistant ... chairmen who joined the tour, Phillip Baldwin of DB Pirates, said the boys had not improved until the infection was identified as keratoconjunctivitis, a parasite rarely seen in Hong Kong. Many ...

  4. Union Hospital, Asia Financial express interest in hospital sites

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Union Hospital and a company headed by executive councillor Bernard Chan have both signalled last-minute interest in developing private hospitals on government sites. Hong Kong investment firm Asia Financial Holdings, chaired by Chan, submitted an expression of interest yesterday in developing a hospital on a site in Wong Chuk Hang, in which Union Hospital is also ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH SERVICE

    Hong Kong parents seek answers after newborn baby suffers skull fracture

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... after an apparently smooth delivery at the private Union Hospital in Tai Wai last month, was transferred to intensive care when he developed breathing problems, an irregular heart rate ... prepared for him at home." They will meet Union Hospital management today and want to find out whether the hospital is hiding anything or simply failed to diagnose the problem. The full-term ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

  7. Incumbent confident of fighting off challenge from union chief

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... union but says he is confident of being re-elected. Mr Mak, a psychiatric nurse, faces three rivals for the seat: Joseph Lee Kok-long, chairman of the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff ... years' experience as a legislator and know many different social issues that concern Hong Kong people,' he said. Dr Lee said his confidence was boosted by the support of his union. Although ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overseas doctors needed in Hong Kong to ease crisis, say UK experts

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... beyond the present limited-registration scheme under which a small number of overseas-qualified doctors have been hired. The suggestion won support from a patient group, but a doctors' union objected, saying employing non-local medics should be the last resort. Frontline Doctors' Union chairman Seamus Siu Yuk-leung said: "There are many things the authority can do before ...

  9. Union demands promotion for 700 qualified doctors

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... by the Public Doctors' Association last night to express their grievances over heavy workloads and poor career prospects. The doctors were from all public hospitals in Hong Kong and practised ... that they were not getting promoted even after they attained specialist qualifications and had worked for the authority for more than 15 years. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong College of Physicians warned ...

  10. Incumbent counts on nurses' union to defeat challenger in health care sector

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Kok-long says he is confident that he will defeat his only opponent in the Legislative Council's health care constituency with the support of Hong Kong's biggest nurses' union. Mr ... Legal Nurse Consultants group, Willis Wan Tak-choi. Mr Wan has chosen a difficult battle given Mr Lee's union support. About 23,000 of Hong Kong's 39,000 nurses are members. Mr Lee, ...




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