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  • Aug 24, 2014
  • Updated: 1:05am

Patient Safety and Nursing

Long hours, poor pay mean life of hardship for hospital orderly

Wang Xiaoqin , from Anhui province , works around-the-clock shifts as an orderly in an intensive-care unit ward at a Shanghai hospital. The hours are long and the work is dirty but she has few other options for making a living.

What do you do every day?

Sunday, 10 June, 2007, 12:00am

A little tenderness goes a long way to ease the pain

ALTHOUGH TENDER loving care seems to be a cliche, it is true that people need such an attitude if they want to be a nurse.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Recovered medics are keen to resume duties

The first medical staff from the Prince of Wales Hospital to have recovered from atypical pneumonia were released from hospital yesterday.

They said they were eager to resume their duties and get back to taking care of those still infected with the killer virus.

Raymond Wong Siu-ming, 32, was among nine medical staff and students discharged from the hospital.

30 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Private hospitals' charging systems are fair

Your front page report on April 26, headlined 'Medical bills: when it doesn't pay to be rich', was apparently based on information supplied by the insurance industry.

7 May 1999 - 12:00am

Patients not paying enough

DR Leong Che-hung points out that the money which the Hospital Authority expects to collect by changing the system of hospital fees is merely ''peanuts'' (South China Morning Post, August 10).

20 Aug 1993 - 12:00am