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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... followed by Portugal (32 per cent), and the Republic of Ireland and Spain (both 30 per cent), the WHO’s European Union data shows. The figures for children are alarming, says Zsuzsanna Jakab, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  2. Don't pass buck for errors, says doctors' union

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a brain scan. The Frontline Doctors' Union said it was unfair for the authority to state only three doctors had seen the scan, while failing to offer possibilities on why they could have missed signs of the bleeding. It suggested the authority disclose blunders only after a preliminary investigation. The union's Dr Vincent Fung Kai-pong said the authority should have talked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987074/dont-pass-buck-errors-says-doctors-union
  3. Doctors' union rejects Hospital Authority's promotion plan

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The biggest public doctors' union last night rejected the Hospital Authority's promotion plans aimed at relieving a serious staff shortage. A group of doctors' ... include paying a special allowance for extra night shifts, but the idea of exempting pregnant doctors from night duty was not mentioned last night. The authority has not bowed to union calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741140/doctors-union-rejects-hospital-authoritys-promotion-plan
  4. Union demands promotion for 700 qualified doctors

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

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang The biggest public doctors union yesterday urged the Hospital Authority to promote all the medics who had acquired specialist qualifications to senior posts to stop a brain drain. But the authority said doing so would stretch its finances as more than 700 doctors had the qualifications. But it pledged to shorten the promotion path for them to less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739572/union-demands-promotion-700-qualified-doctors
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710212/union-hospital-asia-financial-express-interest-hospital-sites
  6. Union Hospital offers proven way to cap baldness

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... of therapies that have proved effective at treating a bald pate. Leading this charge in Hong Kong is Union Hospital and its plastic surgery clinic, which offers a comprehensive range of proven hair restoration treatments to clients. 'The best way to treat balding is to start as early as possible,' said Dr Peter Pang Chi-wang, a specialist in plastic surgery and director of Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692393/union-hospital-offers-proven-way-cap-baldness
  7. Unions tell staff not to enforce smoking ban

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung A government department's staff union has made a last-minute appeal to its members not to enforce the city's smoking ban- which is being extended today- ... Staff General Union. Saying that enforcing the smoking ban was not among their original duties, Cheung said there were not enough employees to complete even their normal work. Hence, they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691146/unions-tell-staff-not-enforce-smoking-ban
  8. Special flu clinics a waste of resources, doctors' union says

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The government should close the eight designated flu clinics in the face of a growing pandemic whose mortality rate is much lower than expected, a doctors' union said yesterday. Hong Kong Doctors' Union president Henry Yeung Chiu-fat said treating swine flu was similar to treating seasonal flu and could easily be handled by the city's 4,000 private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685454/special-flu-clinics-waste-resources-doctors-union-says
  9. Work-hours plan compromising safety: union

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Frontline Doctors' Union said the Hospital Authority should stop the work-hours reform, saying it was compromising patient safety without a significant increase ... obstetrics and gynaecology and neurosurgery. Among them, 47 were trainees hired to help cut doctors' work hours. But union chairman Ernie Lo Chi-fung said the reform was a 'failure'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661327/work-hours-plan-compromising-safety-union
  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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650796/incumbent-counts-nurses-union-defeat-challenger-health-care-sector

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