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  1. 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 ... is a hormone treatment for prostate cancer that has the happy side effect of restoring thinning hair. However, neither of these drugs can restore what has already been lost and for that Union Hospital ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Unions demand more protection for taxi drivers

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Taxi unions yesterday demanded better protection for drivers after three cabbies were injured in two separate attacks on Sunday. The financial crisis may drive more passengers to rob taxi drivers for quick cash, the unions said. The tight economy is spreading agitation and anger, and it is easy for people to take out their frustrations on taxi drivers, Kwok Chi-piu, ...

  4. Bus driver distraught over crash, union says

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The driver of the bus that crashed in Tseung Kwan O early on Tuesday, killing two passengers and injuring more than 30, is suffering emotional problems, his union leader says. Motor Transport Workers General Union deputy director Chung Kin-wah said he learned of the driver's condition during a talk with his family. 'His mental health has been badly ...

  5. Police bashers should be jailed, union says

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leung was treated at Ruttonjee Hospital for injuries to his right eye. A government spokesman said yesterday that he had been discharged. The association's vice-chairman, Lau Tat-keung, ...

  6. Future looks healthy for city's hospitals

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday. New buildings were planned at Union Hospital, Baptist Hospital and Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital, and a new wing at St Paul's Hospital would open in October. The project at Tsuen Wan ... downturn. Most hospitals said they had not been affected by the downturn. Union Hospital saw a lucrative second half last year, in which revenue increased by 20 per cent year on year although profit ...

  7. Hospital Authority dumps plan for zero tolerance on data loss

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A Hospital Authority plan to sack staff who repeatedly lost patient data was abandoned yesterday, after some board members expressed concern that such severe punishment would ... hospitals and clinics. The authority made the controversial proposals following repeated cases in which staff lost portable electronic devices containing patient data. Some cases also involved ...

  8. New measures aim to prevent blunders in public hospitals

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Hospital Authority yesterday announced six ways it aims to raise its game after a series of medical blunders that have hit public confidence in the health care system. But unions and patient groups said they were worried that the new measures would increase pressure on frontline medical workers and might, therefore, make service quality worse. Authority chief ...

  9. Sacking 'ruled out' for doctors in pay cut row

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Hospital Authority has promised that public hospital doctors who have refused to sign a pay cut agreement will not be sacked, a doctor's union leader said yesterday. ... Pak-leung said. Dr Ho said Mr Solomon, with whom he had been communicating during the past week, had called him yesterday to talk about the issue. A Hospital Authority spokeswoman would not confirm ...

  10. Accident victim waits 76 minutes to get to hospital

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A motorcyclist injured in Tsing Yi was sent to hospital 76 minutes after the accident because the Fire Services Communication Centre had trouble dispatching an emergency ... Territories South, Kowloon, and even Hong Kong Island at that time, the Fire Services Department Ambulancemen's Union vice-chairman, Wat Ki-on, said. The 36-year-old motorcyclist, surnamed Yip, ...




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