Dr Kelvin Ng came under fire for leaving a patient open on an operating table halfway through a surgery at Queen Mary Hospital to perform another scheduled procedure at a private hospital on October 13, 2017. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chinese University medical faculty hires top Hong Kong doctor who left patient halfway through surgery in 2017 for private practice

  • University spokeswoman says they believe in meritocracy and have a rigorous and fair selection process in place
  • Lawmaker feels Dr Kelvin Ng Kwok-chaithe should be given second chance on condition that similar mistake do not recur
Topic |   Universities in Hong Kong

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Dr Kelvin Ng came under fire for leaving a patient open on an operating table halfway through a surgery at Queen Mary Hospital to perform another scheduled procedure at a private hospital on October 13, 2017. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Hui Chi-hoi’s parents (centre and right) at a press conference about the recent heart transplant in Queen Mary Hospital. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Toddler suffering from rare genetic disease undergoes successful heart transplant, making him the youngest ever such patient in Hong Kong

  • Hui Chi-hoi, who is 20 months old, has restrictive cardiomyopathy, which leads to multiple organ failure and also claimed the life of his elder brother
  • Surgery lasted 10 hours and was greatly complicated by the child’s young age and size, as he weighed only 9.5 kilograms
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Hui Chi-hoi’s parents (centre and right) at a press conference about the recent heart transplant in Queen Mary Hospital. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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