Caritas Hong Kong

One third of young mentally ill stuck in cycle of home-idling

More than one-third of mentally-disturbed young people are trapped in a cycle of idling at home, with nearly a quarter of these suffering from internet addiction, researchers claim.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 6:55am

On the ground: Caritas Hong Kong and the fight against human trafficking

"Getting help should not be a matter of luck," said Phoebe Lam Bik-che, a social worker at Caritas Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

While the low number of trafficking cases identified each year suggests that the problem is not severe in Hong Kong, the stories social worker Phoebe Lam has heard say otherwise.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hong Kong woman finds metal fragment in thigh after 40 years

A fragment of ammunition was removed from the thigh of a 59-year-old woman yesterday after it had remained undetected for almost four decades.

Police are still investigating whether the rusty piece of metal, about 3cm long, is a bullet or part of a cartridge.

The woman told police that she had been injured while working in a mainland coal factory about 40 years ago.

22 Sep 2012 - 3:04am

Medical sector fears impact of a ban

The city's health chief has urged private hospitals to stop accepting 2013 bookings from pregnant mainlanders who do not have Hong Kong husbands, as Leung Chun-ying plans a ban on births by 'transit mothers'.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Murderous minds a symptom of ailing mental health system, say social workers

The grisly killing of a security guard by a mentally ill man yesterday highlights Hong Kong's poor monitoring and treatment of psychiatric outpatients, social workers say.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

100 beds for mainland wives to give birth

Four private hospitals should be able to provide obstetric services to 100 mainland wives of Hong Kong men who are due to give birth this year, under a plan being hammered out by the Private Hospitals Association.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Cancer care assistant scheme is extended to two more hospitals

A pilot programme that gives cancer patients in public hospitals access to a personal assistant to assist them through the consultation process is being extended.

In the past, patients had to attend consultations in different departments and wait for weeks in between.

During this time, they would have no one to turn to for medical advice.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Beware hidden costs in private hospital maternity packages

Expectant parents are being advised to check private hospital maternity prices carefully after a survey found they can vary by as much as HK$190,000.

They should also be alert for additional charges over the basic price, the Consumer Council says.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Caritas worker denies saying 'none of our business'

A receptionist at Caritas Medical Centre denied saying 'it's none of the hospital's business' when a man collapsed in a heart attack outside the hospital, an inquest jury heard.

The inquest is being held into the death of Yeung Tak-cheung, 56, who had a heart attack outside the Sham Shui Po hospital on December 20, 2008. Wan Hoi-see was the receptionist on duty at the time.

5 May 2010 - 12:00am

Man suffers eye injury from broken glass

A man suffered an eye injury while trying to fix the bulb of a torch in his Sham Shui Po home yesterday. The 40-year-old put too much pressure on the bulb and smashed it, causing pieces of broken glass to hit his left eye. Ambulance workers were called to his Yee Ching Court flat and he was taken to Caritas Medical Centre.

18 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Motorcyclist hits monkey

A motorcyclist hit a monkey while riding along Tai Po Road towards Kowloon, near Villa Carlton, yesterday afternoon. Police said the accident occurred shortly after 2pm. The 33-year-old man suffered head and limb injuries. He was treated at Caritas Medical Centre and discharged. The seriously injured monkey was treated by vets but died last night.

1 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Common sense versus rules

The Hospital Authority makes much of its policies, procedures, rules and regulations. A series of blunders at public hospitals in recent months has meant the protective measures have been frequently reviewed and strengthened.

Yet another report has been ordered, this time into an alleged delay by Caritas Medical Centre in treating a seven-year-old boy with an eye injury.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

City in loudest scream bid

31 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Structural change will see school's students get ready for world of work

The much-maligned rigid local education system faces some revolutionary changes in September with the launch of the new senior secondary curriculum.

One feature will be the introduction of 'other learning experiences' that enable students to learn outside the classroom. These can include joining arts projects, doing community service and getting work experience.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Engineering talents on display

Gordon Wu, a long-time supporter of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, will be pleased to see so many youngsters in Hong Kong interested, and even gifted, in building bridges.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am