Workers at Hong Kong’s public hospitals complain of heavy workloads. Photo: Sam Tsang

Pledge of staff boost at Hong Kong’s stretched public hospitals

  • Hospital Authority says it will hire more than 2,000 nurses and 500 doctors in the coming year
  • It also promises action to allay growing concerns about bureaucracy
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Workers at Hong Kong’s public hospitals complain of heavy workloads. Photo: Sam Tsang
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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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