Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital sees monthly deficits after birth ban on mainland Chinese mothers

Since the zero-quota rule came into effect at the beginning of this year, the number of monthly births has fallen from about 1,000 to 200. Photo: Bloomberg

Since the zero-quota rule came into effect at the beginning of this year, the number of monthly births has fallen from about 1,000 to 200, prompting the hospital to slash the number of beds in its maternity section.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 6:06am

New mother's death ruled as misadventure

The husband of a mainland woman who died days after suffering massive blood loss during childbirth says he may sue Baptist Hospital, after a coroner ruled it as a death by misadventure yesterday.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Private hospitals must be more open

Twice recently, failure to report serious incidents in obstetrics departments has left private hospitals looking less than open and accountable, if not engaging in cover-ups. In the latest case to emerge, a Baptist Hospital doctor dropped a newborn baby on the floor while it was being delivered, resulting in bleeding from the head.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hospitals curb services for mainland mums

Officials at two leading private hospitals in obstetrics care said yesterday they had taken steps to cut or freeze childbirth services for mainland mothers.

They said they did this long before the government said it wanted hospitals to exercise 'self-discipline'.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Post-natal death probed

9 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Authorities investigating father's hospital complaint over newborn

Health authorities are investigating allegations by a man that his wife and newborn son received poor treatment at Baptist Hospital that resulted in the boy suffering convulsions and requiring intensive care.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Cancer blunders blamed on shortage of radiation therapists

Medical blunders involving two cancer patients were probably caused by a serious shortage of radiation therapists in public hospitals, a representative of the profession said.

George Chiu, chairman of the Association of Therapeutic Radiographers, said it was common that two therapists had to share the workload of three because of the manpower shortage.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Mums to pay deposit for bed bookings

New hospital charge to stop overbooking

Baptist Hospital in Kowloon Tong will charge local mothers a HK$6,000 deposit to book an obstetric bed from next month in a bid to reduce overbooking, a move that may be followed by other private hospitals.

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Hospitals bid to widen delta push

Private hospitals are striving to extend their reach into the Pearl River Delta and beyond, but fear their efforts will be hampered by restrictions on advertising at home.

The Union Hospital plans to invest 20 million yuan in a hair-restoration clinic in Guangzhou, while the Baptist Hospital has formed a partnership in Macau as the first step of its push into the delta.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the article 'Chinese medicine clinic for hospital' on C3 yesterday, we reported that Baptist Hospital and the Hospital Authority were to sign an agreement to set up a private-public Chinese Medicine Research and Service Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The agreement is, in fact, between Baptist University and the Hospital Authority.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Multiple bump

A DRIVER and three passengers were injured in a seven-car pile-up outside Baptist Hospital in Waterloo Road. A goods vehicle crashed into a car and another goods vehicle while trying to change lanes. The vehicles were shoved forward hitting four other cars.

23 Jan 1996 - 12:00am