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  • Nov 23, 2014
  • Updated: 2:12pm


Undertaker wannabes, stand up!

If you're dying to make a lasting impression in an industry that booms whether times are good or bad, you might consider the funeral business.

Wednesday, 15 June, 2011, 12:00am

Dead baby left on mortuary trolley at Kwai Chung hospital

A dead baby was left on a mortuary trolley overnight after an assistant at Princess Margaret Hospital failed to follow guidelines that required the body to be put in a freezer.

No one noticed the tiny body, wrapped in a cloth, until a supervisor spotted it the following afternoon.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Call to rotate 'bored' mortuary workers

Mortuary staff should be rotated to other posts on a regular basis to make their jobs less mundane and cut down on the chances of blunders occurring, an industry reviewer said.

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Morbid mishaps

2006 March: Identity mix-up at Fu Shan Public Mortuary in Sha Tin results in a widow being given the wrong body for cremation. A month later, a barcode system is installed.

2007: In the space of three months, mortuary officers bury five bodies in graves for unclaimed corpses without waiting the prescribed 30 days.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Panel member angry over lies

The Reverend Chu Yiu-ming says he was shocked and angered upon receiving a completely different account of when a baby's body was last seen in a hospital mortuary.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mortuary boss tried to hide loss of body: panel

A mortuary supervisor at Pamela Youde Eastern Hospital tried to cover up the loss of a baby's body for five days, according to an investigation report released last night, which also blamed poor management.

But the 19-page report did not reveal how the body of the newborn boy was lost, or its whereabouts.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mortuary boss in cover-up

Pamela Youde Eastern Hospital said last night it would hold disciplinary hearings on two mortuary staff, whose dishonesty and poor management were blamed for the loss of a baby's body in December.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Report fails to answer important questions

The report of the inquiry into the loss of the baby's body leaves many questions unanswered, including how and when it was lost. 'We cannot find out the exact cause of the loss of the body,' the chairman of the investigation panel said.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Morgue workers still 'can't recall' body of baby

Inquiry panel again interviews staff

Mortuary workers at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital have insisted they do not remember when they last saw the body of a baby boy that went missing in a blunder that raised a public outcry and led to an expensive but futile search for the body.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

'Inconsistent evidence' on loss of baby's body

Panel agrees on three findings over mortuary blunder

A mortuary staff member gave 'inconsistent evidence' concerning the disappearance of the body of a newborn boy from the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital mortuary in December, a member of an investigation panel said yesterday.

11 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

'Cover-up' on body missing at mortuary

Employee admits lying about how baby's corpse was lost, say sources

One of the staff at a public hospital mortuary from which the body of a newborn boy disappeared in December has admitted to investigators he lied about the incident, sources say.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Morgue staff among 14 arrested by ICAC

The graft-buster has arrested 14 people - including six mortuary workers from two Hospital Authority hospitals - for corruption in handling bodies and funeral business referrals.

21 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Parents suspect mortuary cover-up

Couple urge investigation to focus on three days before loss of baby's body reported

The parents of a dead baby whose body went missing from a public hospital have questioned whether some of those involved in the incident have been involved in a cover-up.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Worker can't remember if body was in tray: report

A mortuary attendant in the hospital where the body of a baby boy went missing could not recall if the body was in the same tray as an adult body when the adult body was removed on December 19, the Hospital Authority says in a paper submitted to the Legislative Council's health panel.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Mortuaries targeted by reforms

Reforms will soon be launched to minimise blunders at hospital mortuaries, including standardising the colours of plastic bags used by the 31 hospital mortuaries to contain corpses, body parts and clinical waste.

9 Jan 2009 - 12:00am