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HCA Hospice Care offers free services at new premises

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Euodia Chi on 11 May 2019

The Straits Times

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HCA Hospice Care, which serves more than 3,500 patients and makes about 37,000 home visits a year, is waiving charges for all its services with the move to its new premises at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital in Serangoon Road.

 

The hospice - which moved in November last year from its previous location in Jalan Tan Tock Seng - also started offering patients free return transport to their doorsteps from January.

 

A registered charity since 1989, the hospice provides care at home and on its premises for both live-in patients and those needing day hospice care.

 

These patients generally have a prognosis of less than a year to live.

 

HCA operates two of the four day hospices in Singapore, serving around 240 clients annually.

 

At its official opening yesterday, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong spoke about the importance of having access to affordable and quality palliative care services.

 

"By raising the accessibility, quality and affordability of palliative care, we can enable more Singaporeans to spend their last days of life in as much dignity and comfort as possible," he said.

 

These patients generally have a prognosis of less than a year to live.

 

HCA operates two of the four day hospices in Singapore, serving around 240 clients annually.

 

At its official opening yesterday, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong spoke about the importance of having access to affordable and quality palliative care services.

 

"By raising the accessibility, quality and affordability of palliative care, we can enable more Singaporeans to spend their last days of life in as much dignity and comfort as possible," he said.

 

Source: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.

 

 

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