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Flu outbreak leaves A&E wards without beds

A&E wards suffer bed shortage in flu outbreak. Photo: Felix Wong

Four public hospitals' emergency units exceeded their full capacity last week amid a surge in flu cases, the Hospital Authority announced yesterday.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 3:51am



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11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


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30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sleep can be elusive dream

The most important item in a home for many people is the bed. Getting a good night's sleep may seem natural but, for some, it is an elusive dream and often it is because of the mattress.

Sealy marketing and sales manager Chris Ho Wing-tin says it is important that a mattress provides correct skeletal alignment and proper back support.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am



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5 May 2010 - 12:00am

Young innovator harnesses fantasy with sights set on creating intelligent home

Young inventor Chan Yik-hei has set his sights on creating an 'intelligent' home by realising fantasies he had when he was a child.

6 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Farmers can say goodbye to strenuous labour thanks to bike-battery invention

After growing vegetables in a small village in Shandong province for more than half a century, Wang Gangxian invented a machine that helps farmers protect vegetables from sun damage and frost. He has obtained a patent and is willing to donate his invention to the public, but so far no government official has been interested.

What drives your creativity?

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Home truth

The simplest way to add glamour to your home is with accessories. Soft furnishings, such as those in the latest collection from Linen Home, do the trick. Its ivy-themed silk New Wave set (top; HK$1,800 for one 254cm by 274cm bed cover plus two cushions) comes in warm yellows and gold.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Sleeping beauty

If you have your heart set on a motorised bed, you don't have to settle for something that looks like hospital furniture. Consider 9? Comfort's Tempur Zen bed, which comes with a pressure-relieving mattress. The bed lifts and separates to allow sleepers different levels of comfort; he may want to watch football on television and she may want to read before sleeping, for instance.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Plea to tackle bed-wetting early

Parents with children who wet their beds are urged to tackle the problem quickly as bed-wetting disrupts sleep and can cause developmental and bladder problems, studies have found.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

the circular argument

Just to prove that, in design, everything comes around again, the round bed is back. A staple from the 1970s and usually associated with by-the-hour motels and mirrors on the ceiling, the round bed has discarded its kitsch reputation and is suddenly trendy again.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

All by himself

On a sunny spring afternoon, a small group of writers gathers at the hip Bowery Poetry Club in downtown Manhattan to read their work to a modest audience. Alongside his enthusiastic peers, with their dramatic body language and emotional oration, 23-year-old Tao Lin gives little away. He holds his book close to his face and barely opens his mouth when he reads.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Small is Beautiful

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, small apartment - that's how the line should really go. And, when it comes to tiny apartments, Hong Kong has some of the smallest - and proportionately most expensive - in the world. When space is limited, every design decision becomes that much more important.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Child's play

The same fung shui principles governing the position of a bed in a bedroom also apply to the placement of a baby's cot in a nursery. For instance, the cot should not be placed directly opposite the door with the feet pointing outside, as this exposes the baby to the incoming energy whenever the door is open, resulting in poor sleep.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Wood you?

Whether it's in a canopy bed made from a huge hollowed-out chunk of birch, or chairs made of purple-tinted poplar in an unusual X-shape, wood is making a statement throughout the home, and in innovative ways.

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am