Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care

Focus Areas

End of life care, and life and death education.


The terminally ill, the bereaved and the general public.


In 1998, SPHC became the first organization in Hong Kong to offer end of life care training for professional and non-professional healthcare workers. Since the opening of the Jockey Club Home for Hospice in 2017, SPHC has provided a unique family-oriented approach to palliative care that promotes comfort, dignity and family bonding in the final stage.

What They Do

SPHC advocates for universal access to palliative care by raising public awareness through education and bereavement service. Under its management is the Jockey Club Home for Hospice, a 30-bed facility that provides a one-stop palliative care service to the terminally ill and their families, including those who are underprivileged.


In the year 2020/2021, 299 terminal patients and 747 family members received in-patient service at the Jockey Club Home for Hospice. SPHC also provided a total of 2,959 bereavement service sessions to families that had lost a loved one.


Since its establishment in 1986, the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care (SPHC) has been committed to serving the terminally ill and their families. With the opening of the Jockey Club Home for Hospice in 2017, we have been providing comprehensive palliative care services including in-patient care, home care and day care as well as bereavement service, professional training and public education.
At SPHC, we believe that everyone has the right to comfort and dignity at the end of life. The “Subsidy Bed Scheme” has been set up so that the less fortunate can also receive the same quality palliative care services. However, as a charitable organization without government subvention, we need your support to continue helping the underprivileged complete their life’s journey with dignity and love. 


In addition to palliative care services, SPHC also provides bereavement counselling, support groups and volunteer service at no charge to the public. 

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