Palliative Care Service

About HA’s Palliative Care Services

Palliative care service aims to provide holistic care to patients with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and their families to address their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. It is provided through a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical social workers, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, etc, to improve the quality of care and facilitate a more peaceful dying process with a comprehensive service model.

HA’s palliative care service is organized and coordinated on a cluster basis. Currently, palliative care services are provided in all 7 clusters. In-patient palliative care service is mainly for patients with severe or complex symptoms and needs. When patients admitted to other specialties develop severe or complex symptoms and face medico-psycho-social needs, cross-specialty palliative care consultative service will be provided by palliative care teams. Moreover, a range of ambulatory palliative care services are also available including outpatient, day care and home care services to reduce unnecessary hospitalization and better support patients in the community. Families can also be supported by bereavement care.

Service Information:
Referral for Different Types of Palliative Care Service

Information on Palliative Care
Educational Clinical Meetings