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  1. Hospital staff to get 4.6pc pay rise or more

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez About 46,000 Hospital Authority staff will receive an across-the-board wage increase this year, following the pay rise for civil servants. Authority chairman Anthony Wu ... 'But basically the large majority of staff would be receiving the pay increase. We will be following exactly with what the civil service is doing.' Frontline Doctors' Union chairman ...

  2. Private hospital offers less stressful endoscopy for patients

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... for patients and less likely to cause damage. The tube used in the new process is just 5mm in diameter, about half the size of a conventional endoscope. The Union Hospital in Sha Tin, which introduced ... sedation during the examination. However, sedatives could cause side effects, such as allergies, and could also affect cardiopulmonary functions, thus delaying recovery. Union Hospital, the first ...

  3. Talks held with nurses' unions on pay rises

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

    ... Lilian Goh Nurses and other medical professionals who joined public hospitals after April 2000 are again calling for a pay rise following the Hospital Authority's allocation of HK$355 ... with nurses' unions and other staff for better pay for junior colleagues who joined after April 2000. The authority introduced a lower pay scale in April 2000 because of the economic downturn. 'We ...

  4. Hospital to provide weight-loss operations

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh A private hospital yesterday started offering three weight-loss operations but says the services are intended for health, not cosmetic, reasons. The Union Hospital in Sha Tin ... slimness.' A BMI of 21 to 25- calculated from a person's height and weight- is considered normal for Asians. Dr Mui said Union Hospital was the first private hospital in the city to offer ...

  5. Doctors' union chief playing a more active role than he imagined

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Before taking up the position early this year, Frontline Doctors' Union chairman Ernie Lo Chi-fung did not expect he would have to organise industrial action. That changed in mid-May, after a government proposal to increase the salaries of civil servants. The union organised a sit-in and a march last month to fight for better salaries for junior doctors. 'In fact, ...

  6. Hospital chief faces barrage of abuse at doctors' pay-rise protest

    Posted Jun 24th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Frontline doctors who joined a union sit-in yesterday were left disappointed after Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk refused to say if and when their demands ... in future.' Frontline Doctors' Union vice-chairman Adrian Tse Yiu-cheong, of Tuen Mun Hospital, said the morale of staff was 'very low'. Many junior staff said they had a brighter ...

  7. Injured workers battle for pay, union says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The number of workers who had been injured and needed help in claiming compensation was on the rise, a labour union said yesterday. A survey by the Federation of Trade Unions ... Non-compliance can lead to a maximum fine of HK$100,000. But the union said many employers tried to evade or delay payment by disputing their liability or the period of compensation claimed. The survey ...

  8. Best offer is on the table, Hospital Authority says

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... weeks of negotiations with unions, the authority proposed a new pay scale for junior doctors on Monday, offering them rises of 15 per cent to 38 per cent. Yesterday, a Hospital Authority source ... completing their specialised training. The two unions will meet Hospital Authority chief executive Shane Solomon again on Monday. Public hospital doctors have called for improved pay after ...

  9. Unions seek to protect workers from heatstroke

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Park labourer's collapse sparks call for hot-weather precaution Unions have called on the government to pass laws to protect outdoor workers from heatstroke after a man ... as part of the Social Welfare Department's self-reliance training programme. He was admitted to Tseung Kwan O Hospital for treatment. A welfare department spokeswoman said programme ...

  10. Mums to pay deposit for bed bookings

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... to pay deposits.' Private Hospitals Association chairman Alan Lau Kwok-lam said a central registration system set up jointly by Baptist Hospital, Union Hospital, St Teresa's Hospital ... Lilian Goh New hospital charge to stop overbooking Baptist Hospital in Kowloon Tong will charge local mothers a HK$6,000 deposit to book an obstetric bed from next month in a bid to reduce ...




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