Prince of Wales Hospital

Transgender patient 'humiliated' by nurse

Angel, who is in her 20s, says a nurse at the Prince of Wales Hospital deliberately exposed her gender identity disorder. Photo: Dickson Lee

A transgender person awaiting surgery to become a woman has complained to the equality watchdog about a nurse who insisted on loudly calling her "Mr".

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 3:44am 1 comment

New machine radiates hope for cancer patients

Dr Michael Kam shows off the new system. Photo: Nora Tam

The Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin has launched a new radiotherapy system that treats cancerous tumours faster and better.

The machine detects the motion of patients' tumours and directs radiation at them only when they are within an appropriate range.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:05am

What the local media says

Nina Wang was Kung Yan-sum's older sister. Photo: Dickson Lee

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Hospital draws curtains after 'disturbing views' trouble locals

8 Dec 2012 - 3:25am

Gauze blunders at Prince of Wales Hospital sparks review

Gauze blunders at Prince of Wales Hospital sparks review

Interns should not be allowed to stitch new mothers' wounds until the procedure has been checked by two other staff members, a review has recommended.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:18am

Graduate doctors avoid Prince of Wales Hospital due to workload

The accident-and-emergency ward at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin may be popular with mainland women rushing to give birth, but among medical graduates this year it is not their workplace of choice.

25 Sep 2012 - 10:42am

Prince of Wales Hospital on alert over laughing gas

A hospital has stopped using laughing gas as a painkiller for mothers in labour after staff were found to have been exposed to up to 12 times the safety limit.

One obstetrician claimed the high levels present in the air could even cause some women to miscarry.

21 Aug 2012 - 3:08am

More pregnant women going into hiding

The number of pregnant mainland women in hiding and risking a dangerous last-minute delivery is rapidly rising, the new security chief told a Legislative Council panel yesterday.

The Immigration Department prosecuted 54 overstaying mothers in May, compared with 29 in January.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Emergency-ward birth fees set to be doubled

Medical charges for mainland women giving birth in the emergency wards of Hong Kong's public hospitals are set to almost double, but there are doubts whether even that will be enough to curb the influx.

A proposal by Hospital Authority chief executive Dr Leung Pak-yin to raise the cost from HK$48,000 to HK$90,000 will go before the authority's board on Thursday.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Don't pass buck for errors, says doctors' union

Doctors say the Hospital Authority, by disclosing blunders publicly in a 'ruthless' manner, is shifting oversight responsibility to frontline staff and ignoring deeper management problems.

Their comment follows news of a Tuen Mun Hospital blunder in which an elderly man died last month after three specialists missed signs of internal bleeding in a brain scan.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Surgeon let girlfriend in to watch him operate

A doctor who took his girlfriend into an operating theatre to watch him perform surgery may be disciplined by Chinese University of Hong Kong and Prince of Wales Hospital.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Mainlanders may face more curbs on births in HK

Mainlanders may face further restrictions on giving birth in Hong Kong, the health chief said yesterday.

This comes amid growing concern that the flood of expectant mothers is placing undue stress on obstetrics and neonatal services in the city.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Mainlanders threaten maternity care

Public hospitals were losing maternity specialists to the private sector at an alarming rate because of an overwhelming demand from mainland mothers willing to pay for the service, an expert said yesterday.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Taxi driver and five passengers hurt in crash on roundabout

19 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Boy, 7, dies after fall in flat

A seven-year-old Sha Tin boy died in Prince of Wales Hospital yesterday after slipping and injuring his head while playing at a classmate's home on Saturday afternoon. Police said Chan Ka-chun suffered injuries to his forehead and had a bleeding nose after the accident in a flat in Wo Che Estate, Sha Tin, about 2pm.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Worker injured at tunnels

A worker, 45, received an electric shock when working at Shing Mun Tunnels in Sha Tin shortly before 1am. He was conscious when taken to Prince of Wales Hospital.

Fund bill to be gazetted

A bill to improve operation of the Mandatory Provident Fund system will be gazetted today.

28 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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