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  1. Rethink on sport and recreation required

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... syndicates. The government's Leisure Link on-line booking system eliminated the need to queue at Leisure and Cultural Services Department offices to make bookings. But while there is no longer ... until September 30 on a range of facilities. This was a good move to promote recreational activities during the Olympic Games. But a stroll past empty tennis courts at prime times reveals how ...

  2. Give cats mental stimulation by recreating the challenges of hunting

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they can observe in high places- to see what's going on in the environment- from a safety aspect,' she says. A variety of choices include modular units, platforms, climbing frames ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... with its experimental drug palbociclib, lived for an average of 20.2 months before their cancer progressed, compared with 10.2 months for patients given only letrozole. The United States Food ... based on the Phase 2 trial results, said Mace Rothenberg, chief medical officer of Pfizer’s oncology unit. Palbociclib is viewed as one of the company’s most important experimental drugs, which ...

  4. Hospital tests crisis management by recreating medical blunders

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be written on the improvements that could be introduced at the hospital. The idea of implementing the new system was to improve the hospital's system quality and services, Dr Seto said. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Health reasons to keep off the artificial grass, experts say

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... run-off during rain and the energy burned up in making the turf, have led to bans on its use in places including the United States and Australia. But in Hong Kong, the government has been quietly replacing natural grass turf at football fields, basketball courts and other recreational facilities with the artificial variety since 2010. It is favoured because its durability helps satisfy ...

  6. Jockey Club to cut hospital donations

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hong Kong Jockey Club intends to cut its funding for the Hospital Authority, saying the public body should rely more on the government to pay for its basic services ... of very basic health care services for the public,' the source said. It is understood that the Jockey Club recently vetoed several applications from the authority for purchasing new ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority faces increasing demands on its services

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by LEUNG PAK-YIN

    ... Leung Pak-yin Leung Pak-yin says the Hospital Authority is constantly striving to meet increasing demands on services, which have been stretched by an ageing population and a rise in chronic illnesses Urgent cases Over the past 22 years, the Hospital Authority has grown and developed to become a leading public health care system providing comprehensive medical services ...

  8. Eight clinics pressed into service to treat patients with flu symptoms

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The authority's laboratory network at six hospitals- Princess Margaret, Prince of Wales, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Tuen Mun and United Christian- has been providing a 24-hour service. The clinics ... outbreak. Health officials yesterday said there were adequate stocks of the antiviral drug Tamiflu. The eight flu clinics are: Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club Clinic, Sai Ying Pun Jockey Club General ...

  9. Public hospital to sell services of private CT scanner

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... for HK$12 million in funding from the Jockey Club to buy a CT scanner, which the hospital hopes will be available by the end of the year. 'It will be a new model aimed at providing services ... said public hospitals were losing expertise in the lucrative imaging services to private hospitals. At United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, for example, the organ imaging team is seeking ...

  10. Move to reassure staff on maternity services

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The health minister yesterday agreed to uphold the quality of maternity services, perhaps by controlling the number of mainland women giving birth in the city. Secretary ... intensive care units (NICU) at public hospitals. Chan was speaking after a meeting with Chow yesterday at the Murray Building. He said Chow also agreed to step up training for new recruits, which ...




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