Fung Hong

Medication problems drop by one-third in hospital cluster

Seven public hospitals in New Territories East achieved a one-third decrease in problems with drug administration - such as distributing the wrong medicine or failing to give patients medicine on time - after introducing standardised checks last year.

Friday, 14 September, 2007, 12:00am

Meat wars

Beef supplies resumed after a dispute between traders and the sole cattle supplier from the mainland, Ng Fung Hong. Do you agree with market customers that Ng Fung Hong's monopoly should be ended? Write to us.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

More mortuary slots planned after mix-up

The Hospital Authority will build 220 mortuary compartments after a body identification blunder at Prince of Wales Hospital in April.

The two bodies that were mixed up had been placed in the same compartment because of overcrowding of the mortuary's 56 compartments.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Mortuary introduces bar-code system

The Prince of Wales Hospital has begun using a bar-code system in its mortuary to improve body identification after the Sha Tin hospital mixed up two bodies last month. Hospital chief executive Fung Hong (pictured) said yesterday an internal investigation was completed early this week and a report sent to the Hospital Authority.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Family to return ashes after body mix-up

The family who was given the wrong body by the Prince of Wales Hospital has agreed in principle to return the ashes of the 88-year-old man to his relatives. Meanwhile, the hospital has promised to bear all costs caused by the mix-up.

The 88-year-old's family was shocked to find his body missing when they tried to claim it on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

'The most popular people in the city are rich and the [Communist] Party is even changing the constitution so that businesspeople can be members'

Novelist Qiu Xiaolong, explaining what makes Shanghai tick

'We have tried to help one of the families to get back the ashes'

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Four-member panel to investigate bodies fiasco

The Hospital Authority has set up a special panel to investigate the body mix-up fiasco at the Prince of Wales Hospital and will spend HK$1.5 million to computerise the identification system in mortuaries this year.

The government has also promised to consider granting resources to expand mortuaries after the blunder.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Mortuaries get HK$1.5m to computerise system

The Hospital Authority will spend HK$1.5 million to computerise the identification system in mortuaries this year and the government has promised to consider granting resources to expand the mortuaries after a blunder with bodies.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Family cremates wrong body

Hospital chief apologises for mortuary mix-up

A mortuary mix-up has led a grieving family to cremate the wrong body, the third such case in recent years and the second in little more than a year.

12 Apr 2007 - 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

Food firm looks tasty

NG FUNG HONG is involved in the distribution of fresh, live and frozen foodstuffs imported from the mainland.

Merrill Lynch has an 'accumulate' tag on the red chip, both in the immediate and long-term, saying difficult growth prospects are already factored into the market.

27 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Asset injections 'carry pitfalls'

Asset injections, which have helped many red chips pump up their share prices, could sometimes dilute shareholder value, Salomon Smith Barney has warned.

Acquisitions made by food-distribution giants Ng Fung Hong and Guangnan Holdings in the past few years increased the companies' earnings but 'cannibalised' their values, Salomon said in a research note to clients.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Loan to aid food company expand

Red chip Ng Fung Hong is planning a loan facility of about US$120 million to help finance an expansion it intends next year.

A company source said the programme would cover growth of its supermarket network and an increase in production of food processing operations.

He said the company would appoint the banking syndicate that will handle the loan this week.

8 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Winery, abattoir deals on

Ng Fung Hong is expected to complete acquisitions of Minquan Winery in Henan province and an abattoir in Guangzhou this year. A company source said the red-chip company would have enough financial resources for the acquisitions and it was not under cash-raising pressure.

30 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Ng Fung Hong sale nets $5.3m

Red chip Ng Fung Hong says its 50.4 per cent-owned subsidiary has realised a gain of $5.3 million by selling an office property to its substantial shareholder Ng Fung Hong (Holdings) for a sum of $9.2 million. The transaction was completed in April, Ng Fung Hong said yesterday. The company said it only disclosed details of the transaction due to an 'oversight'.

27 Jun 1997 - 12:00am