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Prof. Hector TSANG featured on TVB programme Pearl Magazine

11 Mar 2024

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Prof. Hector TSANG, Interim Director of the Mental Health Research Centre (MHRC) and Chair Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, gave an interview to TVB’s programme “Pearl Magazine” to share his insights into the support needs of carers and the roles of the government and industry in supporting caregivers in Hong Kong.

He mentioned that the support services for carers in Hong Kong are limited and fragmented; the existing services are mostly centre-based and require appointment booking in advance, and are therefore quite rigid. He suggested that the government can take reference from other countries to establish a clear set of laws or acts on the provision and coordination of support for caregivers.

The programme shared findings of a relevant research study led by Prof. Tsang. The research pointed out that respite services are valuable resources for carers.  It also showed that the utilisation rate of designated day respite services for the elderly in 2019–20 was only about 45%, indicating the needs to further improve the existing carer support system.

Online coverage:
TVB - (4:47 – 5:59) 
TVB - (21:41 – 23:08)

Research Units Mental Health Research Centre

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