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Government's land grant to Union Hospital 'inexcusable': Legco report

Union Hospital sold site set aside for health use.

A Legislative Council committee has expressed grave dismay at the government's 1982 decision to give an excessive amount of land to the Union Hospital.

Thursday, 7 February, 2013, 5:16am

Lessons learnt from hospital's land use

Union Hospital (left) and the adjascent luxury residential property, Hill Paramount, in Sha Tin. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The latest report of the Director of Audit describes how a luxury residential development came to be built on land granted for a hospital in Sha Tin when, according to a government estimate, the district was short of nearly 900 hospital beds. The government usually grants land on favourable terms for private hospitals.

20 Nov 2012 - 8:49pm 1 comment

Developer that bought Union Hospital site wanted to build flats

Union Hospital (left) in Sha Tin. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

A plot of government land in Sha Tin that was slated for private hospital development landed in the hands of a group of merchants and bankers in 1982 and control was later transferred to tycoon Li Ka-shing and his affiliates, official documents show.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am 3 comments

Union Hospital got HK$300m from developer for flat site

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Union Hospital received up to HK$300 million for giving part of its site to Henderson Land to develop a luxury property project, the hospital chief admitted yesterday.

16 Nov 2012 - 7:39am 1 comment

Union Hospital built luxury homes on its land

Union Hospital (left) in Sha Tin turned part of its land into Hill Paramount luxury residential development (right). Photo: Sam Tsang

A private hospital built luxury housing on part of a piece of land it was granted for health-care use, the Director of Audit has found.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:35am 4 comments

Keep zero-birth quota on track

The administrative measures targeting mainland mothers who gate-crash emergency units appear to be working well. Photo: Dickson Lee

Tensions arising from an influx of mainland mothers giving birth in the city have apparently eased for the time being. Referring to a noticeable drop in September in the number of births without bookings, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying hailed the measures he put in place as a success.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:08am

Union Hospital, Tai Wai, boosts birth fee to deter mainland mothers

Quota of births for mainland women has already been reduced this year

A private hospital is almost tripling its maternity fee to up to HK$270,000 to deter mainland women without Hong Kong husbands from giving birth at the last minute in its emergency ward.

9 Nov 2012 - 7:24am 3 comments

Private hospital doubles fees for mainland Chinese mothers

Union Hospital nursery. Photo: Felix Wong

A private hospital plans to double its fee, to at least HK$200,000, for mainland mothers who come to its emergency ward to give birth, starting from next year.

5 Nov 2012 - 3:14pm

Two more drop bids to build hospitals

Two more organisations that had planned to bid to build private hospitals on a pair of sites identified by the government withdrew from the tendering process as the deadline passed yesterday.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The suite life

With floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the lush greenery of Lion Rock, the private room on the 11th floor of Union Hospital in Tai Wai boasts all manner of luxurious amenities.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Global medical giant joins bid for private hospitals

A global health care company that runs 590 private clinics in the city is joining the fight to develop two new private hospitals.

While some potential investors say unprecedented restrictions imposed by the government on bidders are 'too harsh', Fortis Healthcare is interested in developing private hospitals at sites in Aberdeen and Tai Po.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital denies blunder cover-up

Union Hospital denied concealing a blunder that stemmed from an in-vitro fertilisation procedure almost four months ago, but the health minister said it should have known about the incident.

The blunder, in which a patient underwent an egg-collection procedure in August, ended in the woman losing one of her ovaries.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

100 beds for mainland wives to give birth

Four private hospitals should be able to provide obstetric services to 100 mainland wives of Hong Kong men who are due to give birth this year, under a plan being hammered out by the Private Hospitals Association.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Private beds for mainland wives

Several private hospitals will reserve obstetric services for the mainland wives of Hong Kong men as pressure mounts on the government to take care of cross-border families affected by a recently announced cap on baby deliveries in the city.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Union Hospital puts curbs on mainlanders giving birth

A Sha Tin private hospital has become the first in Hong Kong to put curbs on births by mainland women in what it says is an effort to set a policy that others can follow.

From next year, the Union Hospital will ban what it terms high-risk births - including multiple births - while cutting its overall quota for mainland women by 10 per cent.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am