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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... Neville Sarony Neville Sarony says the Hospital Authority's practice of keeping medical misconduct out of public view creates unnecessary doubts about the professional standards of our public doctors Adverse reaction The failure of the Hospital Authority to refer a single case of potential misconduct to the Medical Council for investigation in the past two years ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put patients first in staffing crisis An expert British task force advised the Hospital Authority two years ago that Hong Kong must ease restrictions on overseas recruitment of doctors because a staffing crisis in our public hospitals posed a threat to patient safety. At the time the hospitals, which treat 90 per cent of patients but employ only 40 per cent of the city’s ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Transparency the best remedy Five years ago a sustained rash of medical blunders prompted the authorities to send special teams into our hospitals to monitor compliance ... other measures to restore public confidence, such as prompt reporting and follow-up of what the Hospital Authority called "sentinel" incidents involving patient safety. For a time ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 15, 2014

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... would it be if the new rate was close to HK$40? The unions should be taking into consideration the potential burden for companies and the government. If unionists were willing to seek ... that it is now an international public health emergency needing a coordinated global response Although the risk in Hong Kong for now is minimal, our hospitals are on high alert. Anyone arriving from one ...

  5. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    United response in Guangzhou to the deadly threat of Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Mimi Lau

    ... was taken to hospital with early symptoms of the disease, such as vomiting and diarrhoea. Test results confirmed the man did not have Ebola. However, this was enough to alarm Hong Kong authorities, ... drugs have resulted in improved health for two patients in the US. In Guangzhou, six hospitals have been designated as facilities to admit suspected cases of Ebola. China News Service also ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by STAFF

    ... Carrying out this sort of exercise in the Northern Territories is totally unacceptable Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Russian exercises on islands seized in 1945   This is the first time we have a woman winning the most prestigious prize Christiane Rousseau of the International Mathematics Union on Maryam Mirzakhani winning the Fields Medal   I will be hardcore in giving ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    What Chinese hospitals can learn from the beer industry

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 08:44am by Jeffrey Towson

    ... Jeffrey Towson While the rest of China has modernised, the hospital sector has not. In spite of powerful urbanisation and consumer wealth trends that should be transforming Chinese health care, most hospitals are not dissimilar to 15 years ago. In service, cost and quality, little has changed. The problem for China’s hospitals is modernisation. The key is to start at the end. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., August 17, 2014

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by STAFF

    ... Yam Kin-fung, called it one of the most unexpected results in the history of Hong Kong professional bodies.   United Christian Hospital The hospital in Kwun Tong says it is investigating ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., August 17, 2014

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by STAFF

    ... to win the prestigious Fields Medal at the congress of the International Mathematical Union in Seoul. The medal, which was first awarded nearly 80 years ago, is considered the Nobel prize ... and impenetrable. But she describes the language of maths as full of "beauty and elegance". The union's vice-president, Christiane Rousseau, said the award was a celebration for women.   Rory ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese demand changing terms of global competition for seafood

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30pm by Mark Godfrey

    ... to be run by the China Africa Fisheries Union, a body managed by Chinese fisheries companies with fleets in African waters. The union was founded in December 2012 "to develop African marine ...




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