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Tuesday, 25 October, 2011, 12:00am

Rules on quality thought key as private care grows

More patients are likely to turn to private medical services under the government's proposed medical insurance scheme, a senior medical source says, and that means the government should make changes in its quality assurance programme.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Patients mostly happy, except with the food

A lack of information about medical treatment and poor meals are what patients are most commonly unhappy about at public hospitals, a Hospital Authority survey found.

However, most rate highly the overall service quality of public hospitals.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Nutritionists versus dietitians: there's a healthy difference between them

With growing public awareness of the importance of good nutrition, many of us choose to seek professional advice on how to improve our diets. But should you go to a dietitian or a nutritionist?

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

More information sought on labels

Nutrition professionals have called for more specific dietary information on food labels. A survey of the Dietitians Association and Nutrition Association found concern over a proposed mandatory food-labelling scheme. The scheme is due to be put to lawmakers next year.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Helping others stay healthy burns a bundle of energy

Dietitian Gabrielle Tuscher always has something to keep her busy - be it clients with eating disorders, gym classes or hotel menus

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


1998: Graduated with a bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences in Canada

2000: Graduated with a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics in Australia

2001: Joined a local public hospital as a clinical dietician

2003: Moved to the private sector

2004: Joined the current workplace which is an outpatient clinic

10 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

PTU urges teachers to think thin

The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) is encouraging teachers to take part in a three to six-month slimming programme.

The programme, which will cost $4,300 per teacher, is the first weight-loss programme organised by the PTU and will be jointly run with the Evangel Hospital.

13 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

SPACE boosts facilities

Faced with burgeoning demand for its classes, the University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) has expanded its facilities at Admiralty Centre.

SPACE has added seven classrooms with seating capacity for 700 at the West Wing Shopping Arcade on the second floor of Admiralty Centre at 18 Harcourt Road.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am