Psychiatric Hospital

Draft of mental health law released

The State Council has released a draft of the country's first mental health law for public consultation, amid evidence of rampant abuse, including people being locked up for years in mental facilities by families or local governments.

Sunday, 12 June, 2011, 12:00am

Appeal for change

China's most recent white paper on human rights, issued in September, claimed continued progress, as did earlier ones. For example, it said that 'in 2009, the number of letters from, and visits of, the people for petition dropped by 2.7 per cent over the previous year, a decrease for the fifth consecutive year'.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Boy fit to plead on family murders

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Hospital opens ears to psychiatric patients

Democracy, in a limited form, has arrived at Hong Kong's biggest mental institution. For the first time in its 49-year history, Castle Peak Hospital has asked psychiatric patients to brainstorm on service improvements.

15 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Petitioners decry '99pc mentally ill' remark

Hundreds of mainland petitioners have condemned public claims by a prominent Beijing psychiatrist that '99 per cent of professional petitioners are mentally ill' and demanded he apologise for the remarks.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Mental patient is a threat, court hears

A mental patient who allegedly poisoned three young churchgoers with drugged pastries has relapsed at least once since being treated in Eastern Hospital four years ago, a court heard yesterday.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Closer watch on mental patients during Games

Beijing studies risks to society

Beijing will give the city's mentally ill patients extra supervision during next year's Olympic Games, and is assessing the risk they pose to society.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Doctor salutes mental care in community

Having served in Castle Peak Hospital for 35 years, retiring psychiatrist Cheung Hung-kin is happy to see more of his patients leaving the hospital and leading normal lives.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hospital staff in dramatic role to raise awareness of mentally ill

Staff at a psychiatric hospital are using drama to raise public awareness about the needs of the mentally ill and their families.

None of the dozen amateur dramatists, who work at Kwai Chung Hospital, had any previous stage experience before they formed their group.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Rights watchdog urged for the mentally ill

The Equal Opportunities Commission yesterday called for a mental health watchdog to be set up after a survey found mental patients may be being deprived of their rights.

27 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Doctors diversify to attract patients during downturn

Private doctors forced by the economic downturn to be more competitive in attracting patients are learning how to treat the increasing number of mood-disorder sufferers the economic downturn has created.

27 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Doctors urged to advise on rights

Doctors should inform mentally ill patients who are forcibly sent to an institution of their right to appeal, the Public Doctors' Association said.

Association chairman Dr Lai Kang-yiu said a grey area existed in the Mental Health Ordinance, which guarantees the right but does not make it obligatory for a doctor to inform the patient of it.

23 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Mentally ill treated 'too late'

MORE than one-third of psychiatric patients are admitted to hospital for treatment only after their illness has become serious.

2 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Mentally ill 'dumped' by relatives

PEOPLE are regularly dumping mentally ill relatives in psychiatric hospitals and refusing to reclaim them, even after they have died, medical authorities have said.

Castle Peak Hospital staff are at present searching for relatives of two dead patients, 68-year-old Lee Lap, who died in November, and 83-year-old Fung Ying, who died last month.

12 May 1996 - 12:00am

Relatives encouraged to make frequent visits

I refer to the letter about Kwai Chung Hospital (South China Morning Post, April 12).

First of all, may I take this opportunity to thank P. Ho for her concern about the hospital and wish her brother a speedy recovery.

It is the policy of Kwai Chung Hospital to maintain continuation of care for individual patients.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am