Quality Assurance

Hospital off to a healthy start

A few dozen patients who sought treatment at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen hospital yesterday were turned away on the clinic's first-day trial.

Monday, 2 July, 2012, 12:00am

Creative high-flyers sought to teach new programmes

Vice-president and up to 50 academic and staff posts Tung Wah College

The fast-expanding Tung Wah College (TWC) is hiring 40 to 50 new academic and administrative staff this year.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Stamp of approval for Happy Valley hospital

Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital has gained an international hospital accreditation - the first one in the city to get such recognition.

Five local public hospitals are also under scrutiny from the Australian Council on Health Care Standards, which was hired by the Hospital Authority as part of an accreditation exercise to standardise the quality of care in city hospitals.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Maintaining high standards

If there is one lesson that companies in the food and beverage (F&B) sector can learn from the poison milk scandal on the mainland, which is still dogging the country 18 months after it broke, it is that quality is king.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Hospitals eager for external vetting

Five public and three private hospitals in Hong Kong will for the first time undergo the same external accreditation early next year in a government effort to standardise the quality of medical care.

13 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Australian experts to audit public hospitals

Hong Kong's public hospitals will seek external accreditation for the first time, with the programme of assessments to kick off next month.

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), an international hospital accreditation agency, has won a tender to assess the Hospital Authority.

27 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Public hospitals to trial external accreditation

Authority to support upgrades

The Hospital Authority is to provide extra resources to three public hospitals that will join a pilot external accreditation scheme early next year.

6 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Visitors flock to healing lands

It all started thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, when the sick and ailing would travel across the Mediterranean to the coastal town of Epidaurus to worship at the sanctuary of the healing god Asklepios, a journey usually undertaken only by the truly rich or desperately ill.

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Position of great importance

A golden opportunity is available with a leading United States apparel distributor, which is associated with some of the world's top brands. It requires a highly qualified professional to support the operations of its newly opened Hong Kong office.

SanMar, a family owned and operated business founded more than 35 years ago, wants to recruit a head of quality assurance.

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Medical scorecard

The government will begin independent assessment and accreditation of public hospitals. Do you think this will help to improve service quality and reduce medical blunders? Write to us.

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Scorecard to track quality of hospitals

Accreditation scheme aimed at raising health care standards

The government will begin independent assessment and accreditation of public hospitals, at a cost of about HK$1,000 per bed, in a bid to improve service quality and reduce medical blunders.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Thousands to be questioned in hospital survey

Patients to be asked opinions in the first poll of its kind

Several thousand public hospital patients will be asked about their views on waiting times, staff attitudes and even the quality of food on the wards in the first Hospital Authority-wide patient-satisfaction survey early next year.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Assessment to ensure hospitals make the grade

Expectations that our health system be of the highest quality are inevitable given constant medical advances and rising affluence. Confidence in hospital services has been hit by a series of mistakes by public and private doctors. The Hospital Authority has rightly responded by taking the first steps towards implementing an open, internationally recognised, accreditation mechanism.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Retailer seeks quality candidate

A hands-on person with a proven track record in quality assurance is sought to fill a role with a market-leading retail organisation that boasts almost 755 stores in nine countries.

Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, is inviting applicants for the role of quality assurance manager.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Lingerie maker exceeds customer expectations

Quality control is in the spotlight following the recent massive toy recalls. And that puts the heat on Suki Ma Shui-hou who is divisional manager in charge of laboratory, colour and quality assurance (QA) at Clover Group International.

The women's underwear maker views quality control as being pivotal and strives to go beyond what its customers require.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am