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  1. Don't pass buck for errors, says doctors' union

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the hospital this year, among more than 100 mishaps at public hospitals. The authority said it was aware of the union's concern and would continue communication. Meanwhile, the Medical Council ... Ada Lee and Lo Wei Doctors say the Hospital Authority, by disclosing blunders publicly in a 'ruthless' manner, is shifting oversight responsibility to frontline staff ...

  2. Union Hospital puts curbs on mainlanders giving birth

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that others can follow. From next year, the Union Hospital will ban what it terms high-risk births- including multiple births- while cutting its overall quota for mainland women by 10 per cent. ... follows concerns expressed by doctors that the influx of mainland mothers is adding pressure to already tight staffing in maternity wards and intensive-care units. The Union Hospital handles about ...

  3. Doctors' union rejects Hospital Authority's promotion plan

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The biggest public doctors' union last night rejected the Hospital Authority's promotion plans aimed at relieving a serious staff shortage. A group of doctors' ... negotiation, we hope that the authority can come back with a more acceptable package [tomorrow],' she said. The authority is under pressure to plug the brain drain of public hospital doctors. Some ...

  4. Hospital denies blunder cover-up

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Union Hospital denied concealing a blunder that stemmed from an in-vitro fertilisation procedure almost four months ago, but the health minister said it should have ... and was discharged in early September. The Health Department said the private hospital had delayed reporting the incident. 'The Department of Health received information from Union Hospital, showing ...

  5. Union demands promotion for 700 qualified doctors

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang The biggest public doctors union yesterday urged the Hospital Authority to promote all the medics who had acquired specialist qualifications to senior posts ... a doctor at least six years after graduation to take a specialist position, such as surgeon, physician or paediatrician. Hospital Authority chief executive Dr Leung Pak-yin yesterday said ...

  6. 100 beds for mainland wives to give birth

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Kowloon City, Precious Blood in Sham Shui Po and Union Hospital in Tai Wai- are optimistic they can provide maternity services to about 100 mainland wives. 'The government has been working ... nothing and leave the whole matter to the private hospitals, it has an obligation to help.' Deputy medical director of the Union Hospital Dr Ares Leung Kwok-ling said his hospital would ...

  7. No deal on hospital staffing crisis

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Simpson Cheung

    ... Ella Lee and Simpson Cheung A full consensus could not be reached between doctors and the Hospital Authority last night over a HK$172 million package of emergency measures to tackle a record high staff turnover in public hospitals. The authority officially presented a package of measures at a meeting with more than 20 doctors and union representatives last night. Doctors had ...

  8. Hospital's late report of ovary case probed

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... too late. The woman, who has not been named, went to the Shatin International Medical Centre Union Hospital to have eggs extracted for artificial reproduction on August 18. But she suffered ... to report an unexpected 'serious' occurrence or risk within 24 hours. Dr Ares Leung Kwok-ling, deputy medical director of Union Hospital, denied it intentionally delayed reporting ...

  9. Take me to a private hospital, driver

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a specific doctor. But the policy U-turn has angered a union, which says resources will be misused. Previously, all patients were taken to the nearest public hospital emergency room regardless ... said. Union chairman Chan Shi-ki said the new policy would drain the resources of emergency services. 'When a North District patient needs to be taken to a nearby hospital, it only takes ...

  10. Hospitals index to guide decisions on staff levels

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A new index will be introduced by the Hospital Authority to measure the staffing needs of individual hospitals and departments, according to a package of emergency measures aimed ... situations so medical graduates hired each July can be fairly deployed. The authority will officially present its package of measures for retaining doctors at a meeting tonight with union ...




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