The issue of breastfeeding in Hong Kong

The issue of breastfeeding in Hong Kong

More than 100 women and their infants protested outside his studios, staging a "Nurse-In" to promote women's rights to feed their babies.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 4:06pm

Education can tackle nursing suicides

The purpose of education is to acquire knowledge and skills, and most importantly, to develop a noble character with intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence, a positive attitude towards life, and a harmonious relationship with the environment. Such a life education is particularly important for nursing.

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

New government must be proactive in health care planning

In recent years, many health care reform proposals have been initiated to address the current and foreseeable problems in Hong Kong.

We should expect officials in the new government to bring in fresh ideas to optimise the sustainability in the long run of our health care system.

16 Aug 2012 - 2:29am

Shot in arm for health jobs

Nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics, administators The Hospital Authority

To run Hong Kong's public hospitals, the Hospital Authority needs over 60,000 staff, of which seven to eight per cent need replacing every year because of turnover, retirement and the opening of new services.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

7 nurses victims of hospital violence

In two separate and unrelated incidents on Tuesday night, seven nurses at hospitals in Shanghai and the southwestern city of Kunming were attacked by angry fathers upset at the way their children had been cared for - the latest in a series of confrontations underscoring tensions between medical staff and patients.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

Doctor exposed himself, says nurse

A doctor accused of molesting three nurses exposed himself to one of them after asking her to help him secure his trousers because he did not know how to use a safety pin, a court heard yesterday.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Weeping nurse recalls sex assault

The sexual assault trial of a Queen Elizabeth Hospital doctor began yesterday with a nurse fighting back tears as she described how the defendant repeatedly pressed his genitals against her during work.

The nurse told Kowloon City Court that Dr Allan So Cheuk-wai, 35, attacked her three times within a year while she was on duty.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Nurse shortage still 'unreasonable'

The shortage of public hospital nurses is still severe, with one nurse caring for 10 or 11 patients on average, a staff association survey found.

Even though this ratio is a slight improvement from last year's figure of one nurse for every 12 to 14 patients, it is still a far cry from the international standard of one nurse for four to six patients.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Why nurses leave public hospitals

Recently, with the aim of easing the shortage of nurses, the Hospital Authority announced that public hospitals had a hiring target of 2,000 nurses this year.

While welcoming any measure that could boost nursing numbers, I must cast doubt on the effectiveness of the authority's claim to relieve this chronic problem.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

New blood needed

The Hospital Authority was born in December 1990 and, in the last 21 years, we have changed Hong Kong's public hospital services from one that was criticised by many people to one that we are all proud of.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hiring surge prescribed to ease nurse shortage

Public hospitals will try to hire a record 2,000 nurses this year to ease a chronic staff shortage, a top nursing official says.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Degree programme is best professional preparation for registered nurses

I am glad to hear that, according to a recent statement by the Hospital Authority, the turnover rate of nurses in Hong Kong has stabilised. The authority's decision to offer an integrated educational pathway and more career advancement opportunities has attracted many nurses in the private sector to rejoin public hospitals.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Golden opportunities in store

With post-war baby-boomers fast approaching retirement, Hong Kong is facing many challenges associated with elderly care, one of them an ongoing shortage of skilled professionals to provide such services.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Old couple get another year together

Centenarian Ng King-yin and his 95-year-old wife Lam Sau-king moved into a private care home together last Tuesday, temporarily easing fears that they would be forced to live apart after eight decades as a couple.

But their fees at the private home in Kowloon will only be paid by a sponsor for one year and their long wait for a government-subsidised home continues.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


No wait for schools in other cities

I was fascinated by the report ('6-month wait for place in school', February 24) that stated more than '70 per cent of applicants to international schools have waited less than six months before being admitted'.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am