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Private Hospitals

Private hospitals aren't giving their patients important price details, review finds

The city's biggest private hospitals are not providing their patients with comprehensive price information that can help them budget for simple operations. This emerged from a recent review by the South China Morning Post, which was conducted after two patients complained about price disputes with their hospitals.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 4:45am

Agency offers to beat 'zero birth' ban for mainland mums

Mainland agencies who help pregnant women from across the border to reserve maternity bed spaces in Hong Kong claim they will still be able to do so after the "zero-birth quota" comes into effect at midnight tonight, a South China Morning Post investigation has found.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:51pm

Private hospitals may pursue Unicef programme for breastfeeding

The city may get its first private hospitals with a Unicef "baby-friendly" accreditation in a few years, after they take steps to steer new mothers away from feeding their infants milk formula, the UN agency said yesterday.

14 Dec 2012 - 6:01am 1 comment

City Digest, December 10, 2012

72-year-old man dies in fire at home

A 72-year-old man died in a fire in his public housing flat on Kai Yip Estate, Ngau Tau Kok, yesterday. About 25 residents were evacuated when the fire, which was declared suspicious, broke out at 5.30am. Firemen broke into the flat and found the man unconscious. He was declared dead at United Christian Hospital.


10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am

Wong Yuk-man questions worth of free beds in private hospitals

A lawmaker said the free beds offered at private hospitals may as well not exist, after the health chief admitted that other charges at the facilities meant the poor were unlikely to ever use them.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:59am

Letters to the Editor, December 9, 2012

Shelf space over comfort at supermarkets

Any would-be cashier in a supermarket and other retail outlet needs to speak English to get the job. But it's not a stringent test because if they can say, "Do you need a bag?" they will get the job.

This is not the only sign of poor management practices.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:06am

Handover blamed for private hospitals not providing free beds

Officials blamed the 1997 handover as well as missing documents for some private hospitals having not been required to set aside 20 per cent of their beds for the needy.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:27am

Private hospitals not watched closely enough, minister says

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man admitted yesterday that the Department of Health "has not fully exercised its power" in monitoring private hospitals.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:45am

Briefs, November 25, 2012

The row between ATV and Citi Telecom (CTI) has intensified, after ATV executive director James Shing Pan-yu accused CTI head Ricky Wong Wai-kay of obtaining confidential information from ATV.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:35am

Letters to the Editor, November 25, 2012

Dam will not disrupt flow of Mekong

I refer to your editorial ("Laos risking decades of co-operation with Mekong dam project", November 17).

In pursuit of its poverty reduction policies and modernisation programmes, the Lao government is developing its hydropower potential for the benefit of its people.

25 Nov 2012 - 2:06am