About the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care

The Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care (SPHC) believes that everyone has the right to live with dignity at every turn of life, even towards the end of it. We envision a world in which all people can pursue a quality hospice and palliative care and receive bereavement support that enable them to live a full and positive life when facing death, and die with dignity and peace.

Founded in 1986, we became the first hospice and palliative care training provider in Hong Kong and continue to promote the service through education and public awareness. In 1992, we established Bradbury Hospice, the first freestanding specialist hospice in Hong Kong. After three years of operation, we transferred the management of Bradbury Hospice to the Hospital Authority, signifying the incorporation of hospice care into Hong Kong’s public health care system.

In 1997, we opened the Jessie and Thomas Tam Centre (JTTC) to provide free bereavement counselling and support to people who have lost a loved one. In another critical milestone for our development, the Jockey Club Home for Hospice (JCHH) was realized thanks to a generous land grant from the Hong Kong SAR Government and construction funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. JCHH opened its doors in 2016, introducing a contemporary, family-oriented hospice and palliative care service that offers inpatient, home, and day care, as well as bereavement support, life-and-death education and professional training programmes. The facility offers tailored service to help alleviate the physical, psychological, social and spiritual suffering of both the patients and their families and encouraged families to be active participants of the caretaking process.

It is our hope that, through advocacy and exemplary care, we can enable more people to live a full, positive life and face death with dignity and peace.

Official Website of SPHC: https://www.hospicecare.org.hk

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