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  1. 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 ...

  2. Head of nurse's union sent home for six weeks

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The head of a nurses' union at St Teresa's Hospital has been asked to take six weeks' leave after she said nurses were forced to falsify work records because ... investigation was under way. The hospital said earlier it would investigate Leung's conduct. Ip Wai-ming, a legislator from the Federation of Trade Unions who is helping Leung, said he was watching ...

  3. Hospital staff demand equal terms

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Up to 4,000 Hospital Authority staff have been underpaid for years and are on terms less favourable than those hired earlier, unionists said yesterday. About a dozen members of the Hong Kong Hospital Staff Rights Union held a demonstration outside the authority's headquarters to protest against the pay policy. The union, which represents general service assistants ...

  4. Union plans for pay row protest

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Catering, a subsidiary of Cafe de Coral, on various university campuses. The union is also trying to meet the Hospital Authority, to which the chain supplies food, to suggest contract terms ... Danny Mok A union is trying to drum up support for a plan to boycott fast food giant Cafe de Coral as a protest against a new wage structure that it says denies money to staff by using ...

  5. Unions decide it's time to wage war on hours

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... hours a day or even longer, unions say. The minimum wage will go into effect next year, and they said the government should now consider a new law regulating working hours. As an example ... at the restaurant who had a heart attack after working there for a month. In another case, a 22-year-old chef was admitted to hospital after working 14 hours a day at a Western restaurant. He changed his ...

  6. Union leader blames government for social worker's conviction

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... each would have needed to handle only one. Union leader Leung said: 'Certainly Pon made a mistake but the government is responsible. The department forced Pon into a dead end.' Pon ... neglect of duty. A union leader criticised the government yesterday for failing to distribute social workers' workloads evenly. The union demanded a meeting with department director Patrick ...

  7. Doctors want to assess hospital executives

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Senior Hospital Authority executives and hospitals chiefs should have their performance assessed by frontline staff and should share responsibility with health-care workers ... per cent said the government should appoint a union member to the authority board. Association president Dr Ho Pak-leung said the authority governing board had failed in its monitoring ...

  8. New hospitals chief outlines three priorities

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Manpower shortages, staff morale and long working hours will be the top three topics to be tackled by new Hospital Authority chief executive Dr Leung Pak-yin. Leung, 51, who ... by communicating more with frontline staff,' he said. Unions welcomed Leung's appointment, but doubted if there could be any major changes. Public Doctors' Association president Dr Loletta ...

  9. Beware hidden costs in private hospital maternity packages

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... into a private suite. Union Hospital charges HK$164,300 for a four-day private suite package for a normal delivery and HK$214,500 for a Caesarean with a five-day stay. Couples expecting babies should ... executive Connie Lau Yin-hing said. Meals for the mother are not included in packages of six hospitals, for example. Canossa Hospital, Adventist Hospital and Union Hospital charge HK$550 to HK$1,000 ...

  10. Government gets 30 applicants for private hospitals

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... with 12 organisations showing interest, including Great Eagle Group, Baptist University, Union Hospital and Asia Financial Holdings. Nine organisations are eyeing Tung Chung, while six ... Authority, declined to give details of the proposal. Union Hospital, which had submitted a proposal earlier for the Wong Chuk Hang site, is also interested in developing a hospital in Tai Po ...




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