The winter flu surge started in January. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s public hospitals ‘did well’ during winter flu season despite staff shortages and red-tape complaints

  • Despite chronic shortages and what some staff say is a surfeit of administrative work, John Leong says performance during tough times was ‘acceptable’
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The winter flu surge started in January. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Support staff in Kwong Wah Hospital, Mong Kok, on Tuesday. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong Hospital Authority fights flu season outcry with pay hikes and recruiting push

  • Salary increases of as much as 14 per cent will be given to more than 60 per cent of all support staff, about 16,000 workers
  • Move comes amid frustration in public health care sector over staff shortages, overcrowding and extreme work hours
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Support staff in Kwong Wah Hospital, Mong Kok, on Tuesday. Photo: Nora Tam
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