Public Complaints Committee

Patients' rights activist loses complaints role

A vocal patients' rights activist has been removed from the top body handling medical complaints against public hospitals.

Friday, 23 November, 2001, 12:00am

Doctors demand cut in complaints body's powers

Public doctors are demanding that the Hospital Authority trim the power of its top complaints body to make it fairer and more transparent.

The Public Doctors' Association will write to authority chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching to call for a review of the body's terms of reference.

18 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Lawmakers accused of 'using' complaints panel

The Hospital Authority's top complaints body may stop handling walk-in cases, saying some legislators are abusing the system for political reasons.

The Public Complaints Committee has been handling appeal cases from both hospitals and patients directly.

21 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Complaints body to hold briefings

A hospital complaints body is to report its investigations to the media amid public pressure that it should increase transparency.

But the Hospital Authority said it would be inappropriate for the Public Complaints Committee to conduct its hearings in public.

4 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Complaints body to discuss going public

A hospital complaints body is to today discuss plans to make its hearings and investigation findings public.

A member of the Public Complaints Committee, the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, yesterday criticised the authority for failing to put into effect recommendations made by a special review committee in July last year.

1 Feb 2000 - 12:00am