The number of torture claimants and asylum seekers granted waivers of non-emergency medical fees by the Hospital Authority has soared threefold in the past four financial years to at least HK$40.8 million.Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:05am
Over the past 22 years, the Hospital Authority has grown and developed to become a leading public health care system providing comprehensive medical services.16 May 2013 - 2:47am 1 comment
A recent court case was a warning to people saving for their retirement that they should invest at least part of their portfolio in equities instead of putting all the money in bank deposits or bonds.19 Mar 2013 - 4:16am
The Hospital Authority should make it compulsory for doctors to report any injuries they suffer during surgery, to protect patients from infection through blood contact, the Coroner's Court has urged.
The recommendation came as Coroner Philip Wong Wai-kuen found yesterday that HIV-infected Dr Wong Ho-hing died by suicide in January last year.14 Mar 2013 - 5:29am
Health secretary Dr Ko Wing-man said he never thought being a doctor would involve the risk of getting killed one day by an infection he contracted at work. Speaking about his feelings during the Sars outbreak a decade ago, he said medics' worst fear at the time was spreading the deadly disease to their loved ones at home.23 Feb 2013 - 4:14am 1 comment
As Hong Kong offices wound down yesterday at the end of a typically manic Monday, an important deadline passed quietly - unnoticed and unremarked upon by the vast majority of the city's population engrossed in their busy lives and the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday.5 Feb 2013 - 9:44am
Queen Elizabeth Hospital has to improve its surgical services, the Hospital Authority said yesterday as it released its annual report on the outcomes of operations.20 Jan 2013 - 3:50am
The Fire Services Department and the Hospital Authority have agreed to amend their ambulance system so that patients in urgent need of treatment are taken to the nearest hospital.
This follows criticism by the Ombudsman that the present system causes delays of up to 10 minutes.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Organisers of the January 1 march demanding Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's resignation say poor police arrangements could cause chaos.27 Dec 2012 - 2:49am 1 comment
Hong Kong's first heart transplant recipient marked the 20th anniversary of his operation with an appeal for more people to register as organ donors.
Chiu Wan-hoi, 68, talked about his experience at an event hosted by the Hospital Authority yesterday, saying he was thankful to be given 20 more years - and counting - to enjoy life.17 Dec 2012 - 4:15am
There are good reasons why public hospitals are subject to a code that ensures serious medical incidents causing death or injury are promptly reported to the Hospital Authority. And there is no good reason why private hospitals should not feel bound by it.8 Dec 2012 - 3:11am 1 comment
Non-locals will have to pay more to use public hospitals next year after the Hospital Authority approved the price rises.
Those admitted to emergency wards will have to pay HK$990, up HK$420 from the current HK$570. The charge for specialist outpatient services will rise from HK$700 to HK$1,110. A bed on a general ward will rise from HK$3,300 a day to HK$4,680.27 Nov 2012 - 3:25am 1 comment
When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his apartment whenever he didn’t have to be at work.26 Nov 2012 - 1:45pm
Sunday, Ming Pao Daily
Hospital may shelve plans for obstetrics department20 Oct 2012 - 4:05am
Public medics' efforts are appreciated
I refer to the letter of Dr Jason Brockwell ("Wrong diagnosis in editorial's prescription for doctor shortage", October 9).16 Oct 2012 - 3:56am 1 comment