Intensive Care Medicine
Elaine Wong, 50, is no stranger to challenges. She was born with a congenital bone condition called osteogenesis imperfecta that made her bones fragile and twisted her spine.Tuesday, 31 July, 2012, 12:00am
Bouncing happily around the house, 3?-year-old Andrea Chiu is all giggles and smiles. It's hard to imagine that she weighed just 570 grams and was barely bigger than the palm of a hand when she was born. Arriving nine weeks ahead of term, Andrea was in crisis within a month. Her intestines became inflamed and doctors urgently had to schedule her for surgery.18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The demand for intensive care services for newborns in Hong Kong's public hospitals hit a record last year, taking up 108 per cent of available capacity, according to statistics released yesterday.11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Miscommunication may have led to a delay in transferring a dying breast-implant patient to hospital, the coroner's court heard yesterday.
Doctors waited 45 minutes for a piece of breathing apparatus to keep Zoey Leung Kwan alive on a five-minute drive from a private clinic in Jordan to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
The number of babies transferred from private hospitals to the intensive care units of public hospitals has risen by a quarter over the past three years, Hospital Authority figures show. In 2010, a total of 354 babies born in private hospitals were transferred to neonatal intensive care units in public hospitals, a rise from 312 in 2009 and 281 in 2008.5 May 2011 - 12:00am
The health minister yesterday agreed to uphold the quality of maternity services, perhaps by controlling the number of mainland women giving birth in the city.22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
An electronic monitor gives off a beeping signal in the neonatal intensive care unit of the United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong. It is a 'low oxygen' warning.
Nurse Emily Chan Sim-wah stops feeding milk to the baby boy in her arms and strokes his back.
The boy, eyes closed, breathes in - and the beeping stops.18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Extra nurses have been promised for overstretched neonatal units, but doctors say there will still not be enough to meet the heavy demands on the service.14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Neonatal intensive care units at public hospitals will get more staff and beds to deal with a flood of babies born to mainland mothers in the coming year.
The current situation had created a bottleneck in maternity services, said Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok.6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Dr Richard Lo ('HK has good balance of public and private medical care', June 15) accuses Kaiser Permanente [health care provider] of being offensive but then makes the even more offensive claim that health care workers in the Hospital Authority are lower grade practitioners.21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
The Hospital Authority has promised to look into the care of patients in a vegetative state or coma, including the possibility of introducing alternative treatment.12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Father of boy in vegetative state complains about care
Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has pledged to say a daily prayer for a 12-year-old boy in a vegetative state after learning of his plight in an e-mail from his father complaining about inadequate hospital treatment.2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
In 1988, when food rationing was a daily reality in communist Poland, railway worker Jan Grzebski fell into a coma after being hit by a train. Doctors gave him only two or three years to live but in June this year - 19 years after the accident - Grzebski awoke to find the communists had fallen from power.2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Tips on writing a living will:
Write your personal details and declare that you are of sound mind, making the directives of your own free will;13 Apr 2005 - 12:00am
The ICU mortality rate of Sars patients could reach 40 per cent, says a top Prince of Wales Hospital doctor
Up to four out of 10 Sars patients admitted to intensive-care wards could die if Hong Kong's hospitals continue to fill with victims of the virus, a leading doctor warned yesterday.8 Apr 2003 - 12:00am