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  1. Work-life balance the key for doctors

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the long-running debate over public hospital doctors' working conditions, it remains unclear which is more important- endurance or rest. Devotion to duty wins public respect, ... and doctors have launched a lawsuit against the Hospital Authority for better working conditions, such as standard working hours as a basis for working out compensation for overtime. Ultimately health ...

  2. Young doctors too focused on hours, top surgeon says

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... medicine, they should be prepared for the hardships.' The fight for better working conditions has been long and tough for the city's 5,000 doctors in the public sector. It began ... plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Hospital Authority for better work conditions for doctors, said he had never agreed to the 65-hour-a-week rule. Leung, a legislator representing the medical ...

  3. Doctors threaten to protest

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... because of their working conditions. Dr Loletta So Kit-ying, president of the Public Doctors' Association, said the union was considering a 'sit-in or work-to-rule protest'. ... doctors, hire part-time retired doctors to work at outpatient clinics, and redeploy staff from other specialities to help the overloaded internal medicine departments. It will also hire more health ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... The hospital’s directors did not respond to calls about the incident. A nurse in the department where the doctor worked denied any knowledge of the matter. The health bureau in Chaozhou and the Guangdong ... condition in the same ward as the woman's daughter. A doctor in Heilongjiang province was beaten to death with an iron bar last month, allegedly by a patient who was unhappy with treatment he ...

  5. Brain conditions 'not serious'

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The brain conditions commerce minister Frederick Ma Si-hang had developed would not prevent him from continuing to work, a brain specialist said yesterday. The conditions ... patients with the conditions could work normally and stress would not trigger a burst blood vessel. ...

  6. Doctors' ultimatum for action on workload

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Simpson Cheung

    ... on-call systems and creating more senior posts for promotions. Leung conceded that the quality of medical care was being affected by the tough working conditions imposed on doctors. 'If ... Leung said he would consider working a night shift to obtain first-hand experience of the conditions. In response to threats of industrial action by the Public Doctors' Association, Leung ...

  7. Doctors boycott 'misleading' survey of work hours

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... workloads. The doctors say the authority should shelve the survey if it is to be used as an important tool to understand frontline working conditions. The authority wants to cut the weekly working ... but the services volume did not increase that much,' Leung said. 'And doctors' working conditions remain very poor. We have to ask where the authority has spent its money.' Since ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    New government must be proactive in health care planning

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to retain people, such as improving nurses' working conditions, remuneration packages and career development opportunities, setting a nurse-to-patient ratio, increasing quotas for specialty ...

  9. Senior staff rally to share load of hospital doctors

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the night and the following morning. Chow, the secretary for food and health, said he was very concerned about doctors' demands for better work conditions and their threats of industrial ... Elizabeth Hospital to allow doctors from all public hospitals to express grievances about their working conditions. Association president Loletta So Kit-ying said it was good that Chow had expressed ...

  10. Nurses must be properly rewarded and recognised

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The authority has had its hands full dealing with grievances from its doctors about their working conditions, especially working hours; changes to how doctors work continue following a Court of Final ...




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