Established in 1986, The Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care (SPHC) is an independent charity organisation in Hong Kong. With our guiding motto of “when days cannot be added to life, add life to days”, SPHC advocates hospice and palliative care and provides bereavement support to people facing the loss of a loved one. Through a variety of life-and-death education programmes, we encourage people to live a full and positive life and face death with dignity and peace.
SPHC founded the Bradbury Hospice, the first and only one free standing hospice in Hong Kong, in 1992.
SPHC established the Jessie and Thomas Tam Centre in 1997, the first bereavement counselling, education and resource centre in Hong Kong, providing comprehensive bereavement support services to fulfill the psychosocial needs of individuals and families who have lost loved ones.
In 2012, with a grant of land by the HKSAR Government and a generous funding by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Society commenced the construction of the “Jockey Club Home for Hospice”. Services of the Home are expected to commence in early 2016. The Home will offer a new model of service that facilitates family participation in caring for patients in a home setting environment.