Medical staff at work at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in January, during the peak flu season. Citizens have complained about long waiting times during flu outbreaks, and medical professionals in Hong Kong are increasingly complaining about their workloads. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong doctors need to put the needs of patients first, not their own

  • Restrictions on overseas doctors may help domestic job seekers but the number of physicians clearly needs to go up
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Medical staff at work at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in January, during the peak flu season. Citizens have complained about long waiting times during flu outbreaks, and medical professionals in Hong Kong are increasingly complaining about their workloads. Photo: Felix Wong
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Doctors at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Doctors’ image needs treatment after vote on overseas hires

  • Medical profession has suffered self-inflicted damage by rejecting four options aimed at easing a dire shortage of staff at overworked Hong Kong public hospitals

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Doctors at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Sam Tsang
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