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  1. Hospitals help some outcast mothers-to-be

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Union in Tai Wai, and Precious Blood in Sham Shui Po. 'Whether the women are admitted or not is up to individual hospitals,' said Dr Alan Lau Kwok-lam, chairman of the private hospital ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Nearly 100 lucky mainland wives of Hong Kong men can make discount bookings for child birth at four private hospitals as early as today, under a plan ...

  2. Public hospitals may act on mainland mothers

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this is discriminatory against those without a Hong Kong husband,' Cheung, also a concern group member, said. Deputy director of the Union Hospital in Sha Tin, Dr Ares Leung Kwok-ling said it would ... Ella Lee Public hospitals could slap a ban on treating mainland mothers-to-be who are not married to Hong Kong men, as the number of public-sector deliveries soars to a 10-year high. ...

  3. Fewer mainlanders give birth in city's hospitals

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

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong's public hospitals has dropped by about a tenth in the first five months of this year compared with 2006, the year before a charging policy was introduced, the government says. A charge of HK$39,000 was imposed in 2007 on pregnant mainlanders wanting to give birth in public hospitals, to tackle a growing ...

  4. Private beds for mainland wives

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for mainland wives, while Union Hospital will hold 40 to 50 beds a month. The government has capped the total number of deliveries for mainland mothers at 34,400 next year- 31,000 at private hospitals ... the hospital's quota for mainland mothers of 10,300 next year. 'We can reserve more beds for these families if the administration can be streamlined,' he said. Union Hospital medical director ...

  5. No help with birth fees for mainland wives

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Union Hospital is expected to raise its fees by 15 per cent in January. ... in paying the fees. Of 31,000 places allocated for mainland women at private hospitals, 7,000 will be for those with Hong Kong husbands, said Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, secretary for food and health. ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an Indian summer but a man with indecent intentions will still try his best to ruin your day.' N. Jayaram, Kennedy Town Hospital has responded to criticism I refer to the report from the Surgical Outcomes Monitoring and Improvement Programme ('Yan Chai again tops hospital death list', January 15). Speaking as a possible favourable statistic I concur with the report which ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the junction with Fung Sau Road, Sai Kung, at about 1.15pm yesterday. The 13 boys and 15 girls, and a woman, 25, were discharged after treatment at Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and United Christian Hospital. Police said both drivers, aged 51 and 61, were unhurt and passed breathalyser tests. Hunt for trio after attack Police are looking for three men after a man ...

  8. Answers demanded in activist's death

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Simpson Cheung An online petition demanding a fair investigation into the death of Hunan democracy and union activist Li Wangyang is gathering steam. Family and supporters suspect foul play but local police say he hanged himself in hospital. Activists Hu Jia and Ai Weiwei had joined more than 3,300 Chinese and foreign supporters of Li in signing the petition by 6pm ...

  9. Mainlanders boon to travel and hospitality industry

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Billy Clarke Despite a subtle sense of apprehension regarding the economic situation in Europe and the United States, things are looking up for those in the travel and hospitality industry. A recent survey by TMS Asia-Pacific has found that travel and hospitality executives in Hong Kong boast the highest average salaries in the region. This was the second year in a row ...

  10. Union wants independent body for complaints

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A higher education staff union is calling for an elected, independent complaints mechanism to cover all institutions after a survey revealed that about 80 per cent of the union's members believe university ruling councils lack transparency. The Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union collected the views of 605 higher education staff by e-mail between November ...




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