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Lieh Mak to quit early as ESF chairwoman

Professor Felice Lieh Mak is to resign as chairwoman of the English Schools Foundation at the end of March next year, six months before her three-year term ends.

Thursday, 18 November, 2010, 12:00am

Lieh Mak to quit early as ESF chairwoman

Professor Felice Lieh Mak is to resign as chairwoman of the English Schools Foundation at the end of March next year, six months before her three-year term ends. Lieh Mak, who has held the position since early 2004, said yesterday she would like to spend more time with her first grandchild, expected in a few weeks.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Alarm on private emergency care

Senior doctors have called for urgent action to improve private hospitals' handling of emergencies after a mother bled to death at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital four hours after giving birth.

One said finding a doctor in an emergency was a lottery.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Residents must end opposition to mortuaries: health boss

The city needs to double the storage capacity of public mortuaries in the next 20 to 30 years to cope with an ageing population, a senior health official said.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Consumers may get more protection

Watchdog tackles unfair practices after receiving more complaints

The consumer watchdog is to propose new laws to stamp out unfair trade practices.

The move, expected later this month, follows a raft of complaints, most of which have been against pay-TV companies and beauty salons.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Hospitals urged to ban standby lists for mothers

Private hospitals should review their booking systems, the director of health said yesterday in response to complaints that some pregnant women had been denied beds.

'There should not be a standby list for maternity services - it creates uncertainty and confusion,' Lam Ping-yan said. 'If a mother cannot secure a bed at the last minute, it causes much stress for her.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Lack of maternity beds at crisis point

Local mothers forced to use public wards as mainlanders flood into private hospitals

The shortage of maternity beds at private hospitals has reached crisis point and is compromising local mothers' rights to quality services, say local women and doctors.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hot stones

What is it?

Warm volcanic stones are boiled so they retain their heat for almost an hour, then used in this relaxing massage to soothe tired muscles, and restore and balance the mind.

What was the atmosphere like?

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

College rejects drug training criticism

President defends school over medical blunder, saying it has clear guidelines

The College of Physicians has dismissed criticism that the specialist doctors it trains receive inadequate training in the use of cancer drugs.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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