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  1. Massages and tai chi on Work-Life Balance Day

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... all staff to work from home during normal office hours. The British Council is holding a tai chi class. Financial firm Barclays Capital will bring in masseuses to give staff neck massages. ... are taking part in Hong Kong's first Work-Life Balance Day, an initiative of the Community Business Leadership Team, a group of business leaders who want to raise awareness of corporate social ...

  2. Doctors' work hours may be capped

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... their working hours at 70 hours a week in an attempt to stop a legal challenge over their working conditions. The Public Doctors' Association has also been pressing for a weekly rest day and time off to compensate for working on public holidays. And it wants the authority to honour the 44-hour work week, as stated in some doctors' contracts. The lawsuit- filed by three members ...

  3. Police question maid for 15 hours over 'stolen' Octopus card

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A Filipino domestic helper who used an Octopus card she claims she found at a bus stop was detained and questioned by police for nearly 15 hours last week. Lorie Delgado, ... a police spokesman confirmed. She was asked to report back to police on June 3. Ms Delgado, who has been working in Hong Kong for 14 years, said she found the card on the ground at a bus stop last ...

  4. Clinic operator doubts need for 24-hour service

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy One of the cornerstones of the proposed reforms is shifting non-emergency cases from hospital casualty wards to private 24-hour clinics. But one ... about a 24-hour operation but would take a wait-and-see approach. Spokeswoman Julie Chow Chi-lei said: 'We find our current practice very cost-effective, which is 24-hour on-call services ...

  5. 88pc of nurses suffer work stress

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Most nurses at public hospitals not only suffer from heavy work pressure but enjoy hardly any job satisfaction, a survey has found. Nearly 3,000 members ... reasonable standard should be one nurse for every five to six patients,' Professor Lee said. Some 90 per cent of those surveyed said their wards were understaffed, with the problem most severe ...

  6. Concern over quality of patients' interpreters

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Kai-chung, said at least 100 calls had been rendered to patients in the past two months by its team of 22 interpreters. He said each interpreter had undergone 20 hours of translation training conducted by doctors. But an academic and an advocacy group questioned the standard and quality of the interpreters. Andrew Cheung Kay-fan, a languages lecturer at Polytechnic University, said ...

  7. Joint bid to cut toxic-fish risk

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... symptoms in people several hours after eating the fish. Paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin is a natural toxin sometimes found in bivalve shellfish. Kiribati fish produce the highest levels ... but it was still worth developing reference standards and rapid tests for both toxins, chair professor of biology Paul Lam Kwan-sing said. 'Incidences of food poisoning have been increasing in recent ...

  8. Panel to review cancer therapy

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... or psychological injury that must be reported within 24 hours under Hospital Authority policy. The patients suffer from Burkitt's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system rare in adults, and had ... and acceptable. 'The results of the review will be shared among all clinical oncology units in public hospitals when available for continuous improvements in standard and safety,' it said. ...

  9. HK store chains strip shelves of Mengniu goods

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... and the firm's claim that its milk came from safer farms. Wellcome and ParknShop recalled the Hong Kong-listed company's products within 20 hours of the mainland authorities revealing that milk, ... developed kidney stones, and four have died, after being fed adulterated baby formula. More than 150 have suffered acute renal failure. Hours after stores began clearing their shelves, the Centre ...

  10. Drugs list a result of 'hidden agenda'

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Patients may end up paying more for lifesaving medicine Chronically ill and elderly patients have appealed to the Hospital Authority and government not to implement an 'unfair' standard drug list, or central drug formulary, that would result in double standards for the rich and the poor. In a 21/2-hour meeting of the Legco health services panel yesterday, 14 ...




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