Tuen Mun Hospital

Decision to remove boy's oxygen tube 'not wrong'

Dr Wong Sui-to

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

Procedure new to doctors, court told

Dr Wong Sui-to was one of two surgeons operating on Medwin. Photo: Dickson Lee

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

Medic 'didn't mislead on fatal Tuen Mun surgery'

Cheng Miu-wah

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

Mother told fatal surgery was safe

Cheung Chee-keung (left) and Cheng Miu-wah at the inquest into the death of their son Cheung Yui-ting at Eastern Court. Photo: Edward Wong

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

UK's Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre opens first overseas branch in HK

Patients can take in tranquil water and garden views at the new Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre at Tuen Mun Hospital. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

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

Medic jailed for molesting teen at Tuen Mun Hospital can still practise

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

City Digest

Democrat accused of sex scandal dies

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

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

Poorly ranked hospitals strained

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

City Digest

Second man dies from taxi accident injuries

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Don't pass buck for errors, says doctors' union

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

Review of Hospitals after blunder

The city's medical chief has called for a committee to review management in public hospitals after the seventh medical blunder of the year at Tuen Mun Hospital came to light.

The death of a 69-year-old man after three specialists missed signs of internal bleeding in a brain scan has pushed the count of 'mishaps' in public hospitals this year to more than 100.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Wrong medicine kills hospital patient

An elderly man died after being given the wrong medicine based on a faulty reading of a brain scan, Tuen Mun Hospital officials admitted yesterday.

It is the seventh medical blunder at the hospital this year and comes at a time when the number of mishaps at public hospitals has prompted calls for an independent committee to replace the hospitals' own investigation teams.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Grieving Parents still want answers

An independent expert consulted over the case of a boy who died after spinal surgery at Tuen Mun Hospital has questioned why doctors removed his breathing tube so soon after the operation.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Boy's death is still 'unanswered'

The family of a boy who died after an operation in Tuen Mun Hospital say they want more details about his death. Medwin Cheung Yui-ting, 13, was diagnosed with a misalignment of two vertebrae in his neck. He underwent a corrective operation on August 4, but died 18 days later.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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