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Care in the Community

letters

Elderly need more subsidised care

The plight of 100-year-old Ng King-yin and his wife, Lam Sau-king, 95, highlights the lack of places in homes for the elderly.

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am

No excuse for not helping the elderly

No one can help but feel sorry for the couple, aged 100 and 95, who, after being married for seven decades, may have to separate and live in different old people's homes. The pair are just two of more than 27,000 in the queue for government-subsidised care homes. Many have died waiting.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Falling short

On the face of it, the 2011-12 budget looks generous. The government proposes HK$20 billion in relief measures to alleviate the burden of inflation on families. It will add over HK$10 billion, about an 8 per cent increase over last year, to recurrent expenditure in education, health and social welfare.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Family carers can help meet challenge of ageing population

Like the rest of the world, Hong Kong is facing the challenge of an ageing population. By 2036, 26.4 per cent of our population will be aged 65 or above.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Community care eases burden on hospitals

Strengthened community care has helped the Hospital Authority cut demand for public hospital services.

New Territories East Cluster chief executive Fung Hong said that in the past year the area's hospitals had boosted the 'gate-keeping' function of their community medical team and reduced the demand of elderly people for hospital care.

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Hospital chiefs' meeting pulls in crowds

HUNDREDS of people turned up yesterday for the Hospital Authority's first public meeting, sending a clear message that they did not want to be shut out in future.

More than 300 members of the public and representatives of patients' groups turned up to hear the authority outline its plan for the year ahead.

17 May 1995 - 12:00am

The HA view of clustering

I REFER to the letter headlined ''Bad news for patients'' (South China Morning Post, May 26), and wish to take this opportunity to explain the Hospital Authority's concept of hospital clustering.

10 Jun 1993 - 12:00am