Why is the HK public hospital system on brink of collapse?

Despite the fact that Hong Kong’s healthcare system always attains high rankings in different global studies and indexes, it is an undeniable disgrace that the city’s medical system is at a “bursting point”. The phenomenon was more obvious during the annual influenza season when hospitals were so congested that the occupancy rate exceeded 100 percent, …

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Getting hospital insurance to beat the winter flu queues

Around the same time last year, we were writing about the Hong Kong health sector’s moves to address a common occurrence in Winter: excessive winter flu queues clogging up hospitals. Despite several measures being taken by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and healthcare providers alike, demand for medical treatment at hospitals has again ballooned to …

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Hong Kong prepares adequate medical treatment for the Winter flu season

Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority has hired 1,607 new full-time nurses in the past few months in order to prepare for the coming winter flu season. The country is often struck twice a year with colds and flus; the summer flu season can also be a time of high demand placed upon the health system. When …

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