Patients wait to be sent to the ward at the accident and emergency area of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in March 2016. While the winter flu surge has brought the manpower shortage at public hospitals to attention, the situation has been a cause for concern for several years. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s struggling public hospitals need a transfusion of doctors and nurses from overseas

Albert Cheng says Hong Kong compares poorly with other developed economies in the proportion of medical practitioners in a population, and the government must be proactive in tackling the severe shortage

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Patients wait to be sent to the ward at the accident and emergency area of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in March 2016. While the winter flu surge has brought the manpower shortage at public hospitals to attention, the situation has been a cause for concern for several years. Photo: Sam Tsang
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