Tuen Mun staff work hard to make patients' dying wishes come true

Hospital staff who nurse the dying say an important part of their job is to fulfil their final wishes - not just the reasonable ones, but the quirky and unusual, too.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 8:59am

The biggest rainstorm in 61 years

BEIJING - After the capital's worst floods in decades, there were many reports of chaos and tragedy. But there were also stories of kindness, of people coming to rescue others.

As the rain fell on Saturday afternoon, a 60-year-old woman was shivering in the cold, waiting for a bus that wasn't coming. Unexpectedly, a young driver pulled up beside her.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

City Digest

Man dies after car plunges down slope

A 30-year-old car driver died when he lost control of his car and it crashed into a rail and fell down a slope. The man was driving along Pok Fu Lam Road towards Western when the accident happened. Fireman cut the seriously injured man out of his car and he was sent to Queen Mary Hospital where he was declared dead.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Student nurse's baby abuse sparks public outrage

A student nurse who abused newborn babies and posted the pictures online while working as an intern at a children's hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, has sparked public outrage and calls for punishment.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital staff callfor respect and safety

Shocked mainland doctors have launched an online campaign for respect and a safe working environment after many internet users appeared to cheer the fatal stabbing of a young doctor by a patient at a hospital in Harbin on Friday.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Male nurse accused of molesting woman patient

A male nurse has been arrested on suspicion of indecently assaulting a woman patient during an examination at Prince of Wales Hospital.

The woman, 29, sought attention at the accident and emergency department at the public hospital in Sha Tin on Thursday afternoon.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chen resolves to be a bigger girl in the new year

While many of us are probably hoping to slim down in the new year, TVB actress Fala Chen Fa-la wants to pile on the pounds.

The actress flaunted her frail body in a red jersey dress on Sunday at East Point City mall's new year campaign launch in Tseung Kwan O.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital accused of negligence in death

A mother and daughter were told 'the doctor is on holiday' when they anxiously sought help for an ailing family member at a city hospital, just hours before his death on Christmas morning.

They blame the death of the 55-year-old husband and father on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's 'negligence' and understaffing, which the hospital has denied.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A little-known tale exposed

Sarah's Key digs into a fragment of history which people rarely explore - the Velodrome d'Hiver round-up.

In 1942, the police locked up about 13,000 Jews in harsh conditions in the Velodrome, a stadium for cycle races in France.

Very few people escaped. The prisoners were later deported to the Auschwitz camp in Poland, where many died.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sins of a sinister past

Few directors would attempt to produce a film that revisits such a sensitive issue in French history. Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner doesn't lack for chutzpah, however, and has made a poignant tale about love and loss during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942 in Paris - an incident that has weighed heavily on France's national conscience.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Interview with a paramedic

Sam Wong is a paramedic. This is the only job he has ever done and he loves it. Listen to the interview with Sam and then answer the questions.

1 Why is Sam not surprised by the first question the interviewer asks?

a. because it is a sensible question to ask

b. because he doesn't know the answer

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Gamble by Felix Francis Michael Joseph (e-book)

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Family attacks medical staff after woman dies

A dead patient's relatives stormed one of the biggest hospitals in Wuhan on Wednesday, injuring more than a dozen people and raising fresh concerns about hospital security on the mainland.

24 Sep 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

Picture this

Encouraging sensory development through stories needn't be expensive, says teacher Lorna Banfield, and if you can't find an appropriate sensory book to suit the age of your child, with a little imagination you can create your own.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am