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  1. 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 ...

  2. Hospital to provide weight-loss operations

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh A private hospital yesterday started offering three weight-loss operations but says the services are intended for health, not cosmetic, reasons. The Union Hospital in Sha Tin ... slimness.' A BMI of 21 to 25- calculated from a person's height and weight- is considered normal for Asians. Dr Mui said Union Hospital was the first private hospital in the city to offer ...

  3. Charity to the rescue as abortion hospital shuts

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the government.' An abortion costs between HK$3,000 and HK$4,000 at the association, and can be far more expensive at private hospitals. Union Hospital in Sha Tin charges between HK$16,000 and HK$32,000. ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong plans to expand its abortion service after the closure of a private hospital that performed more than half ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overseas doctors needed in Hong Kong to ease crisis, say UK experts

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei British experts warn Hospital Authority that restrictions on foreign recruitment should be relaxed quickly to lift threat to patient safety Overseas doctors 'needed to ease crisis' Curbs on hiring overseas doctors should be eased because of a staffing crisis that poses a threat to the safety of patients, the Hospital Authority was told yesterday. ...

  5. Public hospital system 'on brink of collapse' amid labour shortage

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Public hospital staff yesterday repeated their call for standard working hours, warning the public health system was 'on the brink of collapse' because of manpower shortages. The shortage of doctors and nurses in public hospitals was seriously undermining service quality, with some doctors only able to give patients an average of three minutes, they said ...

  6. Hospital Authority chief says there is no shortage of masks

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Hong Kong has an adequate supply of small-sized N95 surgical masks, the chief executive of the Hospital Authority said yesterday as he tried to ease concerns over a shortage of the top-quality protective mask. William Ho Shiu-wei said the problem was not acute because the Hospital Authority had stockpiled almost twice the number of masks that it consumed during the height ...

  7. Accreditation agency puts hospitals under close scrutiny

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Nethersole Eastern, Tuen Mun, Queen Elizabeth and Caritas Medical Centre. Three private hospitals have also joined the scheme: the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Baptist Hospital and Union ... the quality of care in city hospitals. The visit was part of a scheme that will see five public hospitals and three private ones undergo the same external accreditation for the first time. The team ...

  8. Hospital overstaying 'exaggerated'

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators and concern groups yesterday denounced the government for exaggerating the problem of hospital overstayers when Hospital Authority figures showed 104 patients had stayed at least three months longer than necessary. They instead called on the Hospital Authority to improve its discharge system. A Hospital Authority survey last month found 104 patients ...

  9. Cut cataract wait, hospital group told

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... president of the Frontline Doctors' Union and an eye doctor at United Christian Hospital, said the team informed new patients that the waiting time for cataract operations was nine or 10 years. ... Ella Lee Kowloon East cluster ordered to shorten 'unacceptable' 10-year queue for eye surgery The Hospital Authority has ordered the Kowloon East hospital cluster, of which ...

  10. Hospitals to cut waiting times

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... initiatives to set performance targets but doubted if these targets could be met. Dr Ernie Lo Chi-fung, council member of the Frontline Doctors' Union, said long waiting times at public hospitals ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority is pledging to cut waiting times at public hospitals and clinics amid repeated criticism that the long queues have deprived patients of good medical care. ...




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