Removing the breathing tube from a teenage patient shortly after he had undergone neck surgery was not the wrong decision, a medical expert told an inquest into the boy's death yesterday.Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 4:28am
The senior anaesthesiologist involved in surgery on a teenager who later died has admitted asking doctors inexperienced in tracheotomy to perform the emergency operation on the boy.
Dr Cheng Yat-hung was testifying yesterday at the inquest into the death of Medwin Cheung Yui-ting, 13, who died 2-1/2 weeks after surgery to fix two misaligned neck bones.3 Apr 2013 - 4:22am
A medic whose teenage patient died after surgery on his neck did not call the procedure "almost zero" risk, a doctor told an inquest into the death yesterday.
Cheng Miu-wah, 43, had told the court that the overseas expert had given the reassurance days before her son, Medwin Cheung Yui-ting, 13, had the operation.27 Mar 2013 - 6:07am
The mother of a teenage boy who died after neck surgery had been told the operation was "almost zero" risk by medics days before.
Cheng Miu-wah, 43, told the inquest into her son's death that she now doubted whether he needed the operation at all, due to conflicting medical opinions.26 Mar 2013 - 4:50am
A British cancer network known for its centres' architecture has opened its first overseas branch in Hong Kong with a design fitted to the city's limited space and Chinese culture.15 Mar 2013 - 5:54am
The Medical Council yesterday ordered a doctor to be supervised while he works, almost three years after he was convicted for molesting a patient in a public hospital.
Dr Lo Chung-hong, 29, was released from jail in August 2010 and has been working in the private medical sector since October of that year.5 Sep 2012 - 2:29am
Democrat accused of sex scandal dies26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Power firms should give information
All countries are suffering from the effects of inflation.
The prices of commodities just keep going up in all areas. It affects everything from food to property. However, in Hong Kong, for most of us, salaries are not increasing by that much.22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Over-work and a shortage of manpower are probable reasons for some hospitals having a higher mortality rate than others for patients who have had emergency surgery, the Hospital Authority says.21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Second man dies from taxi accident injuries22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Doctors say the Hospital Authority, by disclosing blunders publicly in a 'ruthless' manner, is shifting oversight responsibility to frontline staff and ignoring deeper management problems.
Their comment follows news of a Tuen Mun Hospital blunder in which an elderly man died last month after three specialists missed signs of internal bleeding in a brain scan.8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am