Pok Oi Hospital

Briefs, March 3, 2013

A 74-year-old man in an infirmary ward in Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long, where some patients are infected with human metapneumovirus, has a fever and respiratory problems.

Sunday, 3 March, 2013, 5:14am

Annual ride to push helmet law

This year's HSBC Pok Oi Cycle for Millions will be held on the roads - a first for the city - after previously taking place on bike trails in Tai Po and Sha Tin.

The event, which will aim to bring more attention to safety, requires all participants to wear helmets. And it comes amid calls from a leading figure in the cycling community for a helmet law.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Locals battle plan to turn heritage site into niches

A plan to turn a historical site in Yuen Long into a columbarium is facing opposition from nearby residents who fear it will create traffic and environmental problems.

The site, known as Pun Uk or Mansion of the Puns, would house up to 20,000 niches for people of different religious backgrounds if the proposal is approved by the Town Planning Board next month.

28 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Pok Oi Hospital to get 50 more beds

Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long will get an additional 50 beds in the next year, taking the total to 510, chief executive Dr Lee Tsun-woon said. To cope with rising demand in New Territories West, two more surgery theatres will come into use, and services for certain specialties will be enhanced. New practices are in place to shorten patients' waiting time for discharge.

30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Wife killer sentenced indefinitely to psychiatric hospital

28 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Mentally ill man found unconscious in bus

The Social Welfare Department will seek reports from two organisations after a moderately mentally retarded man was found unconscious in a 24-seater bus that had been parked in the sun for about six hours with the windows closed.

The man, 46, identified only as Hui, was in critical condition last night in Pok Oi Hospital, Yuen Long.

14 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Officer hurt by speeding motorcyclist

Yuen Long crime squad is looking for a motorcyclist who injured a policeman while speeding through a roadblock early yesterday. The motorcycle sped up as it approached the roadblock in the eastbound lane of Yuen Long Highway near Pok Oi Hospital at about 12.30am, then sped away. An officer was treated at the hospital for minor arm and leg injuries.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Newspaper faces HK$5.3m claim

14 May 2009 - 12:00am

Motorcyclist dies trying to overtake friends

1 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Man killed by reversing minibus

An elderly man died after he was knocked down by a reversing minibus on Tai Lee Street in Yuen Long at about 1pm yesterday. The victim was admitted to Pok Oi Hospital, where he was certified dead 40 minutes later. The driver was arrested for dangerous driving and released on HK$5,000 bail. Anyone who saw the accident or can help identify the dead man should call 2677 6299.

12 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Proportion of young smokers falls

The proportion of smokers aged 15 to 19 has fallen from 3.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2005 to 2.4 per cent in the same period this year, Census and Statistics figures show. The Food and Health Bureau claimed credit for the reduction, saying it was the result of its smoking ban, publicity and education.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Car hits railings and overturns

A car knocked down a 7-metre stretch of railings and overturned near Shan Ha Tsuen on the Yuen Long Highway, Yuen Long, at about 6am. A 20-year-old male passenger was treated for minor injuries at Pok Oi Hospital. The driver, 21, was not hurt and passed a breathalyser test.

Man stable after slashing wrist

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Man pulled from fire in suicide bid

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Health warning issued on some batches of Pure Spring water

18 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Nine hurt in multiple collision

Nine people were injured when two minibuses, a bus and van collided in Yuen Long yesterday morning. The nine, aged from 11 to 67, were treated for minor injuries at Pok Oi Hospital after the accident at the corner of Long Tin and Long Ping roads at 7.35am.

Roadblock nets drug suspects

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am