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Peak residents' traffic worries over hospital

Victoria Peak residents are petitioning the government to make sure the expansion of a private hospital near their homes does not cause traffic jams.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Workload may force A&E exodus

HONG KONG - Seven out of 10 doctors working in accident and emergency (A&E) departments may quit within a year because of the heavy workload, a survey claims.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chop killer had just left hospital

A psychiatric patient who killed a security guard yesterday had visited a public hospital just three hours earlier.

The guard was nearly decapitated in the frenzied chopper attack in Sheung Shui.

The 53-year-old man left North District Hospital after the consultation at 4.15am.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hard work, low pay, little appreciation

Hours after holding his newborn son the first time, emergency room doctor Gao Weibo left his wife, who was still recovering from a morning Caesarean section, and returned to his crowded ward in Peking University People's Hospital.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

MTR gives heart attack victims a fighting chance

Passengers who have heart attacks in the city's subway system will have a better chance of survival from tomorrow when every station will be equipped with defibrillators and employees trained to use them.

The MTR's 237 new life-saving devices, or automated external defibrillators, will be distributed throughout the network's 84 stations.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Doctors protest at brutal attack

Doctors and nurses at the prestigious Beijing Tongren Hospital stopped working for an hour during the clinic's busy morning hours yesterday in a protest against last week's brutal attack on a top surgeon by a disgruntled patient.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Man sues after bone infection is missed

A man who was left unable to lift his head is suing the Hospital Authority for negligence after doctors failed to diagnose that his neck pain was a result of an infection in his vertebrae, despite six visits to an accident and emergency department.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Emergency rooms will not cope

The number of mainland women giving birth using public emergency rooms has risen by almost 80 per cent this year, prompting hospitals to prepare contingency plans to handle the influx.

Some mainland women have said they will rush to emergency rooms to give birth after failing to secure an obstetric booking at local hospitals.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Medical guide easy to read, but more features would help

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It's midnight and your child has a burning fever. If you were back home, you wouldn't be overly concerned. But you're in Thailand, you were on the beach all day, and the child's legs are dotted with mosquito bites after petting a tame monkey at the restaurant.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Take me to a private hospital, driver

Patients being transported in public ambulances may request to be taken to a private hospital under a new policy.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Outpatient department to have electronic queue control system

I am writing in response to the letter by Anthony R. C. Green ('Long waits at specialist clinics show need for a more efficient system', February 27).

I wish to outline the improvement measure we are implementing in our queuing system in the Specialist Out-Patient Department (SOPD).

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Call for ambulances to serve private hospitals

More doctors and patients are calling for the ban on the city's free ambulance service taking patients to private hospitals to be scrapped.

Responding to complaints, the Medical Association and several legislators say the present system denies patients the right to prompt specialist care and emergency operations.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Hospital warned over drug death

The Health Department has ordered Baptist Hospital to improve its handling of drugs after the death of an 85-year-old woman who was given the wrong injection during resuscitation.

The woman, who should have been given adrenaline, received four doses of the bronchodilator aminophylline on Thursday last week.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Hospital gives patients space to bid farewell to loved ones

Making life's last journey with a dying patient is always a sad process and can be especially painful if the patient is in a crowded public hospital ward where privacy is a luxury.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Specialists ease pressure on wards

Specialists who undertake daily rounds in emergency wards are helping Queen Elizabeth Hospital to ease pressure on its other wards.

About 550 people visit the hospital's emergency room every day, of which 8 per cent are referred to the emergency ward for a short stay.

21 May 2010 - 12:00am