Leong Che-Hung

Working hours committee finds little to agree on

Unionists protest outside where the committee was meeting.

Among the 23 committee members - representatives of workers and employers, academics and officials - not everyone agreed even with the timetable for their task. "Taking three years to decide whether legislation [on standard working hours] is necessary is just silly," said employee representative and labour unionist Stanley Ng Chau-pei.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:52am

Tough task to push for work hours law

Dr Leong Che-hung

A special committee to look at the possibility of legislation on standard working hours was set up yesterday, but its members face a tough task. Former Executive Council member Dr Leong Che-hung was appointed chair of the committee for three years.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:46am

Handouts unlikely to boost Leung

Handing out sweeteners would not be a cure-all remedy to stem the plunging popularity of new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, according to a veteran politician.

Dr Leong Che-hung (pictured), 73, former lawmaker and chief of the Hospital Authority, ended his seven years' tenure on the Executive Council as Leung took office on Sunday.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HKU teaching hospital in Shenzhen will be big draw

A new teaching hospital in Shenzhen will create an 'overwhelming demand' from both mainland and Hong Kong patients.

Leong Che-hung, council chairman of the University of Hong Kong, was speaking about the new 2,000-bed University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, due to open by the end of this year.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmakers concerned over means test for places in homes for elderly

Introducing a means test would not shorten waiting times for places at government-subsidised homes for the elderly as most applicants are poor, the head of the Elderly Commission said yesterday.

12 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Medical assistance

(From left) unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, Carmen Lee from humanitarian aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres and executive councillor Leong Che-hung call on the public to donate a day's wages and take part in charitable work to support 'Medecins Sans Frontieres Day' on July 7 during a ceremony yesterday at Citywalk, Tsuen Wan.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Surgery urged for scandal-hit medical faculty

Morale at HKU school 'needs lift'

The scandal-hit University of Hong Kong medical faculty needs major surgery to uphold its status and fix its record low staff morale, a veteran Executive Councillor and medical leader says.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Elderly may get to choose care facilities

Hong Kong's private homes for the elderly are notorious for their Dickensian conditions. But that might soon change under a plan to put power in the hands of residents.

Elderly people on welfare may be given vouchers that will allow them to shop around for the best accommodation.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Trial on doctors' hours

A trial run to cap doctors' working hours at 65 a week at seven hospitals will last six to nine months, the Hospital Authority announced yesterday.

A review of working hours would then be made.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Elderly 'deserve more aid'

The elderly should be given more help in light of these good economic times, the chairman of the Elderly Commission said yesterday.

Leong Che-hung said on an RTHK radio programme that the old-age allowance was an expression of gratitude for senior citizens' contributions to society.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

HKU inquiry not looking to punish

The University of Hong Kong will not discipline any medical professor when its inquiry into the university's billing arrangements is completed at the end of next month, says its chief investigator.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Luxury property sold

The family of former legislator Leong Che-hung has sold a luxury residential property at 24 Shouson Hill Road for HK$83 million. The transaction was handled by agent Raymond W.F. Ho & Co. The property comprises a house with a floor area of 4,876 square feet on a site covering 45,570 sq ft.

20 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Media 'fuels poor image of doctors'

Over-dramatised media reports and democratisation have contributed to a negative image of the medical profession in the past two 'dark years', according to the legislator representing the medical sector.

Dr Leong Che-hung, speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, urged the profession to take action.

14 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Rumours take toll on pair

Two legislators accused of trading their votes for government concessions were almost moved to tears yesterday.

Dr Leong Che-hung, representing the medical profession, and Eric Li Ka-cheung, representing accountants, were alleged to have made secret deals with the Government on the Legco Bill.

16 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Check on services by doctors proposed

The medical profession should set up its own monitoring mechanism to ensure the quality of health care services, a legislator said yesterday.

Dr Leong Che-hung, representing the medical constituency, said the profession should play a role in quality control.

5 Apr 1999 - 12:00am