Teaching Hospitals

Teaching hospital could have fixed ills of Hong Kong's Chinese medicine

Chinese and Western medicine practices are integrated at Chinese medicine hospitals on the mainland. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese medicine is gaining worldwide acceptance. In fact, in Hong Kong, there are over 50 modernised Chinese medicine clinics employing registered practitioners, and the Hospital Authority's 16 clinics alone have almost one million patient visits every year.

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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

Hospitals held back by lack of beds

Private hospitals and doctors fear that a lack of beds at their institutions will prevent the city from becoming a medical tourism hub.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong now shut to mainland mums-to-be

No more mainland mothers-to-be will be allowed to arrange to give birth at Hong Kong's public hospitals for the rest of the year.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hospitals curb services for mainland mums

Officials at two leading private hospitals in obstetrics care said yesterday they had taken steps to cut or freeze childbirth services for mainland mothers.

They said they did this long before the government said it wanted hospitals to exercise 'self-discipline'.

1 Apr 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

Shenzhen hospital 'to be run the HKU way'

A new Shenzhen hospital, to be run 'the University of Hong Kong's way', would not sell drugs to patients at high prices to cover medical costs, the university's vice-chancellor Professor Tsui Lap-chee said.

And mainland doctors at the hospital would be trained up to 'HKU standards' - on a par with their peers working at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, Tsui said.

22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Hospital chiefs are to blame for low morale

As a middle manager in a Hospital Authority hospital, I was upset by comments made on television by Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung on the medical incidents at North District and Prince of Wales hospitals.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Hospital tests crisis management by recreating medical blunders

Queen Mary Hospital has taken a new approach to evaluating and improving the quality of its system by simulating and analysing well-publicised medical blunders and adverse incidents reported in other hospitals.

It is the first public hospital to start such an evaluation, known as the System Evaluation of Reported Adverse Events.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Growing need for innovation

A growing population and a passion for private health care and stringent post-Sars regulations make the business of designing and building local hospitals a challenge.

One of the highest fliers in this field is Wong & Ouyang (HK), with more than a decade's design experience in hospital projects.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Volunteer doctors, nurses sought for Olympic equestrian events

A roster of 1,000 shifts filled by doctor and nurse volunteers will be needed for the Olympic equestrian events next year, but the Hospital Authority said yesterday this would not affect the normal services of public hospitals.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Critic wrong on private surgery, say professors

HKU keeps smaller share of patient fees than Chinese University, say trio

Medical professors at the University of Hong Kong yesterday reiterated its claim a legislator had misinterpreted its income from treating private patients at Queen Mary Hospital.

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Medical fees in row 'not comparable'

Legislator's interpretation does not reveal true picture of outside clinical practice, says HKU

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Authority chairman defends HKU professors' private services

The Hospital Authority's chairman yesterday defended the practice of university medical professors taking on outside clinical cases, amid an inquiry into procedures for billing private patients at a top teaching hospital.

'Private services should continue to provide patients with a choice. The billing [issue] is another matter,' Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Delivering the goods

THE RECENT FURORE over pregnant mainland women coming to Hong Kong to give birth has focused wider public attention on the costs for maternity services and the fact that providing them has become a competitive business.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am