Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.
Elizabeth Cheung
Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.

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Xinhua, People’s Daily take Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority to task over its response to a doctor’s arrest during Sunday’s protests

Tseung Kwan O Hospital, which is operated by the authority, had expressed its ‘concern and sympathy’ for the employee who was arrested.

15 Oct 2019 - 11:33PM

Tseung Kwan O Hospital, which is operated by the authority, had expressed its ‘concern and sympathy’ for the employee who was arrested.

Xinhua, People’s Daily take Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority to task over its response to a doctor’s arrest during Sunday’s protests
Choices for the terminally ill: define clearly who is mentally fit to decide end-of-life treatments, says former Hong Kong minister

Experts call for clear legal definition of mental competence amid apprehension it may interfere with a person’s choice of receiving end-of-life treatment.

13 Oct 2019 - 10:00PM

Experts call for clear legal definition of mental competence amid apprehension it may interfere with a person’s choice of receiving end-of-life treatment.

Choices for the terminally ill: define clearly who is mentally fit to decide end-of-life treatments, says former Hong Kong minister
Hong Kong homes for elderly ‘need major upgrades’ to provide support for terminally ill patients ahead of proposed law change for end-of-life care

Investment required at care facilities, industry figures say, ahead of proposed law to improve ‘dying-in-place’ system.

13 Oct 2019 - 11:26PM

Investment required at care facilities, industry figures say, ahead of proposed law to improve ‘dying-in-place’ system.

Hong Kong homes for elderly ‘need major upgrades’ to provide support for terminally ill patients ahead of proposed law change for end-of-life care
Hong Kong police to investigate female student’s claim of sexual assault by officers after Chinese University head grilled by hundreds of her angry peers

Rocky Tuan’s replies to questions pressuring him to condemn alleged police brutality interrupted by some who chant slogans, point laser pens, shout profanities and sing protest songs.

11 Oct 2019 - 3:52PM

Rocky Tuan’s replies to questions pressuring him to condemn alleged police brutality interrupted by some who chant slogans, point laser pens, shout profanities and sing protest songs.

Hong Kong police to investigate female student’s claim of sexual assault by officers after Chinese University head grilled by hundreds of her angry peers
Mental health in Hong Kong at its worst level in eight years, affected by ongoing social unrest: survey

The average score for the 2019 mental health index is 46.41, below the passing score of 52.

11 Oct 2019 - 12:47AM

The average score for the 2019 mental health index is 46.41, below the passing score of 52.

Mental health in Hong Kong at its worst level in eight years, affected by ongoing social unrest: survey
Hong Kong drugs watchdog tightens regulations around antiseptic after 14 products are found to be contaminated with harmful bacteria

At least 14 products containing chlorhexidine reported to health department after they are found to be contaminated with harmful bacteria.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:26PM

At least 14 products containing chlorhexidine reported to health department after they are found to be contaminated with harmful bacteria.

Hong Kong drugs watchdog tightens regulations around antiseptic after 14 products are found to be contaminated with harmful bacteria
Hong Kong protests hit families’ grave-sweeping duty as disruptions to rail services make visits to cemeteries more difficult

With services only resuming at 39 of the MTR’s 93 train stations because of widespread vandalism, getting around the city is much more difficult.

7 Oct 2019 - 10:32PM

With services only resuming at 39 of the MTR’s 93 train stations because of widespread vandalism, getting around the city is much more difficult.

Hong Kong protests hit families’ grave-sweeping duty as disruptions to rail services make visits to cemeteries more difficult
Hong Kong nurse banned from practice for five months after being found guilty of improperly removing catheter from elderly man

Patient died in 2016 three days after the nurse removed the catheter when he was sitting on a chair, a position that could lead to venous air embolism.

4 Oct 2019 - 2:06AM

Patient died in 2016 three days after the nurse removed the catheter when he was sitting on a chair, a position that could lead to venous air embolism.

Hong Kong nurse banned from practice for five months after being found guilty of improperly removing catheter from elderly man
Hong Kong doctor among those arrested amid anti-government protests in Admiralty, source says

The medic working at Queen Mary Hospital was arrested during clashes between police and protesters in Admiralty on Sunday evening, according to the source.

1 Oct 2019 - 9:39AM

The medic working at Queen Mary Hospital was arrested during clashes between police and protesters in Admiralty on Sunday evening, according to the source.

Hong Kong doctor among those arrested amid anti-government protests in Admiralty, source says
Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns of deficit as Hong Kong government earns less amid protest crisis but continues to boost relief spending

Government originally estimated a surplus of HK$16.8 billion – but the city has spent more and earned less during months of protests.

30 Sep 2019 - 6:04AM

Government originally estimated a surplus of HK$16.8 billion – but the city has spent more and earned less during months of protests.

Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns of deficit as Hong Kong government earns less amid protest crisis but continues to boost relief spending
Fight over Hong Kong ‘Lennon Wall’ leaves two men injured as tensions escalate between anti-government protesters and opponents

Scuffle in early hours of Sunday outside Fortress Hill MTR station leaves two men in hospital.

30 Sep 2019 - 12:21AM

Scuffle in early hours of Sunday outside Fortress Hill MTR station leaves two men in hospital.

Fight over Hong Kong ‘Lennon Wall’ leaves two men injured as tensions escalate between anti-government protesters and opponents
Medical experts call for tighter regulations on labelling of antiseptics in Hong Kong after hundreds of patients were infected, suspected of unsuitable products to clean wounds

Current labelling regulations are too lax, medical professionals say, allowing products to be sold with vague wordings on use. Eight products in past week have been found to be contaminated, and 184 patients infected in last two years.

26 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

Current labelling regulations are too lax, medical professionals say, allowing products to be sold with vague wordings on use. Eight products in past week have been found to be contaminated, and 184 patients infected in last two years.

Medical experts call for tighter regulations on labelling of antiseptics in Hong Kong after hundreds of patients were infected, suspected of unsuitable products to clean wounds
Hong Kong drugs watchdog recalls three antiseptic brands found with infectious bacteria

Three products suspected to be linked to infections of at least 181 patients who had undergone renal dialysis in past two years.

20 Sep 2019 - 11:34PM

Three products suspected to be linked to infections of at least 181 patients who had undergone renal dialysis in past two years.

Hong Kong drugs watchdog recalls three antiseptic brands found with infectious bacteria
Antiseptic may have caused infection in 53 Hong Kong kidney patients, Hospital Authority says as manufacturer issues recall

Department of Health urges public to stop using Pro-Medi Prosept, wound cleanser because it could cause infections in those with weak immune systems.

19 Sep 2019 - 1:05AM

Department of Health urges public to stop using Pro-Medi Prosept, wound cleanser because it could cause infections in those with weak immune systems.

Antiseptic may have caused infection in 53 Hong Kong kidney patients, Hospital Authority says as manufacturer issues recall
Bottom-up approach may be best way to solve social unrest in Hong Kong, says government youth adviser

In solving social unrest, vice-chairman of Youth Development Commission Lau Ming-wai says involving more participants is best option, and looking to government or Education Bureau for answers may not be most effective method.

16 Sep 2019 - 10:42PM

In solving social unrest, vice-chairman of Youth Development Commission Lau Ming-wai says involving more participants is best option, and looking to government or Education Bureau for answers may not be most effective method.

Bottom-up approach may be best way to solve social unrest in Hong Kong, says government youth adviser
Hong Kong health authorities aim to introduce HIV self-testing kit by end of year to make diagnosis more accessible

Oral fluid test kit is likely to be available for order on website for about HK$150, according to government plan to make diagnosis accessible to more people.

27 Aug 2019 - 11:45PM

Oral fluid test kit is likely to be available for order on website for about HK$150, according to government plan to make diagnosis accessible to more people.

Hong Kong health authorities aim to introduce HIV self-testing kit by end of year to make diagnosis more accessible
Hong Kong protesters cast ‘dark day’ over city’s innovation sector by vandalising smart lamp posts, says technology chief Nicholas Yang

City’s technology chief slams people who ignored facts and spouted conspiracy theories to cast aspersions on project, which had been ‘clear and transparent’ from the start.

27 Aug 2019 - 12:00AM

City’s technology chief slams people who ignored facts and spouted conspiracy theories to cast aspersions on project, which had been ‘clear and transparent’ from the start.

Hong Kong protesters cast ‘dark day’ over city’s innovation sector by vandalising smart lamp posts, says technology chief Nicholas Yang
A one-year-old girl’s birthday celebration in Hong Kong ends in tear gas

Family exposed to noxious substance while returning home in Tai Wai, where police had earlier fired gas at protesters, leaving two young girls with scars.

6 Sep 2019 - 1:42AM

Family exposed to noxious substance while returning home in Tai Wai, where police had earlier fired gas at protesters, leaving two young girls with scars.

A one-year-old girl’s birthday celebration in Hong Kong ends in tear gas
Hong Kong protests: residents angry at access changes during demonstration besiege property management firm for second day

A day after police intervene with pepper spray at estate, residents demand explanation for decision to change entrance codes.

25 Aug 2019 - 10:15PM

A day after police intervene with pepper spray at estate, residents demand explanation for decision to change entrance codes.

Hong Kong protests: residents angry at access changes during demonstration besiege property management firm for second day
MTR services on East Rail line gradually return to normal after tree falls on power lines near Tai Po Market station

Passengers forced to walk to station after trains stop on track around 12.20am, after overnight thunderstorms lash Hong Kong and Observatory reports thousands of lightning strikes across city.

25 Aug 2019 - 12:00PM

Passengers forced to walk to station after trains stop on track around 12.20am, after overnight thunderstorms lash Hong Kong and Observatory reports thousands of lightning strikes across city.

MTR services on East Rail line gradually return to normal after tree falls on power lines near Tai Po Market station
Woman who suffered severe eye injury during Hong Kong protest has not gone blind, hospital source says

There were fears the woman could have lost her eye but the ‘worst situation’ has not happened, a hospital source says.

23 Aug 2019 - 11:33PM

There were fears the woman could have lost her eye but the ‘worst situation’ has not happened, a hospital source says.

Woman who suffered severe eye injury during Hong Kong protest has not gone blind, hospital source says
Hong Kong MTR station partially closed after protesters damage facilities in late-night gathering

Masked group gathered at station on Thursday night to demand answers over police use of tear gas there on August 11, and member of MTR staff is reportedly arrested on suspicion of assault after man suffers facial injury.

23 Aug 2019 - 5:52PM

Masked group gathered at station on Thursday night to demand answers over police use of tear gas there on August 11, and member of MTR staff is reportedly arrested on suspicion of assault after man suffers facial injury.

Hong Kong MTR station partially closed after protesters damage facilities in late-night gathering
Youngsters gather at Hong Kong’s Kwai Fong MTR station with water buckets and towels to clean up marks of tear gas fired during anti-government protests on Sunday

At least seven youngsters reached Kwai Fong MTR station with buckets of water and towels on Friday morning to remove marks of tear gas.

16 Aug 2019 - 11:09PM

At least seven youngsters reached Kwai Fong MTR station with buckets of water and towels on Friday morning to remove marks of tear gas.

Youngsters gather at Hong Kong’s Kwai Fong MTR station with water buckets and towels to clean up marks of tear gas fired during anti-government protests on Sunday
Why Hong Kong universities are cancelling inauguration ceremonies and orientation camps this year

HKU student union acting president calls on university to reverse decision to cancel event, saying it should be held during such a time of social unrest.

15 Aug 2019 - 11:01PM

HKU student union acting president calls on university to reverse decision to cancel event, saying it should be held during such a time of social unrest.

Why Hong Kong universities are cancelling inauguration ceremonies and orientation camps this year
Global Times journalist beaten by Hong Kong protesters given hero’s welcome after being discharged from hospital

Global Times reporter Fu Guohao was assaulted at Hong Kong International Airport by protesters, who also attacked a man they believed was undercover agent from mainland.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:18PM

Global Times reporter Fu Guohao was assaulted at Hong Kong International Airport by protesters, who also attacked a man they believed was undercover agent from mainland.

Global Times journalist beaten by Hong Kong protesters given hero’s welcome after being discharged from hospital
More than 1,000 health care staff stage sit-in to condemn ‘excessive use of force’ by Hong Kong police on anti-government protesters

Health care staff from 13 public hospitals stage sit-ins during lunch hour wearing black masks and holding placards to protest against alleged police brutality.

13 Aug 2019 - 11:06PM

Health care staff from 13 public hospitals stage sit-ins during lunch hour wearing black masks and holding placards to protest against alleged police brutality.

More than 1,000 health care staff stage sit-in to condemn ‘excessive use of force’ by Hong Kong police on anti-government protesters
Hong Kong police deny planting evidence and say protesters dropped sticks during course of arrest

Video footage of the incident circulated on social media sparking an outcry among protesters, while escalation in violence on Sunday has led to one former member of the police watchdog to suggest officers should be investigated.

13 Aug 2019 - 11:06PM

Video footage of the incident circulated on social media sparking an outcry among protesters, while escalation in violence on Sunday has led to one former member of the police watchdog to suggest officers should be investigated.

Hong Kong police deny planting evidence and say protesters dropped sticks during course of arrest
Elite police ‘raptor’ squad went undercover to target radical Hong Kong protesters, insiders say

Police sources say force launched the undercover operation on Sunday to target radicals called martyrs or the pink team.

12 Aug 2019 - 11:04PM

Police sources say force launched the undercover operation on Sunday to target radicals called martyrs or the pink team.

Elite police ‘raptor’ squad went undercover to target radical Hong Kong protesters, insiders say
Protesters call for mass Hong Kong airport demonstration after woman shot in eye during extradition bill unrest in Tsim Sha Tsui

Doctors fear the injured woman could lose her right eye after she was said to be hit with beanbag round fired by police during Sunday’s clashes.

12 Aug 2019 - 6:40PM

Doctors fear the injured woman could lose her right eye after she was said to be hit with beanbag round fired by police during Sunday’s clashes.

Protesters call for mass Hong Kong airport demonstration after woman shot in eye during extradition bill unrest in Tsim Sha Tsui
‘Guerilla first aid’: who are the Hong Kong volunteers braving protest chaos to treat the injured?

Groups and individuals providing scattered help differ from Occupy movement of 2014, when fixed stations and registrations were available.

10 Aug 2019 - 10:25AM

Groups and individuals providing scattered help differ from Occupy movement of 2014, when fixed stations and registrations were available.

‘Guerilla first aid’: who are the Hong Kong volunteers braving protest chaos to treat the injured?