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  1. Doctors dispute finding that workloads are easing

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... representative says. The report was put together by a committee set up in 2006 to cut doctors' hours. It analysed data for 252 doctors in 10 specialties. The proportion of medical officers who ... doctors. The authority also hired 289 more doctors between July 2007 and July 2009, including 121 deployed at the six busiest specialties. But Siu Yuk- leung, vice-president of the Frontline ...

  2. Hiring surge prescribed to ease nurse shortage

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the two specialties, attracting experienced staff with higher pay. Fung appealed to obstetric nurses working in private hospitals- who may see a dimmer future as demand shrinks now ...

  3. Doctors to be offered cash for being on call

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... million. Some specialties would receive different compensation. For example, medical officers for accident and emergency departments who need to make more frequent off-site calls will receive ... system, many specialties have designated all consultants and chiefs of services as the third or fourth to be called, which is why they are eligible for the most compensation. Junior doctors ...

  4. Hospitals failing to net private doctors

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... the authority has promised applicants more leeway to set hourly rates according to their experience and specialties. Part-time doctors will also get contract-completion gratuities and benefits like ...

  5. Authority insists doctors' on-call payouts are fair

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to their specialities and experience. For example, entry-level accident and emergency, ear, nose and throat, eye, radiology and pathology specialists are offered HK$18,000, whereas those in other specialties ...

  6. Hospital plans drills for move to new home

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The new main clinical block and trauma centre will house the accident and emergency department, 16 operating theatres and the wards of the four main specialties- internal medicine, surgery, ...

  7. Letters

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an allowance as a percentage of the nurse's salary; obliteration of 'omitted points' (an incremental jump of two pay points) from the pay scale; and limited opportunity in specialty ...

  8. A dying profession

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the allocation of new medical graduates, the authority would evaluate the relative need of individual specialties and allocate trainee places according to principles agreed among specialists. Clinical ...

  9. Hours cut 'means one doctor for 200 people'

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... services over the telephone to provide initial assessment to elderly patients who intend to go to accident and emergency departments; and Put doctors on general call to cover sub-specialty calls ...

  10. Plan to limit doctors' hours to 65 a week

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... hours. The committee also proposed that doctors should be paid for working hours outside their conditions of employment and that manpower should be increased for certain clinical specialties ...




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