SINGAPORE HOSPICE COUNCIL
The Singapore Hospice Council (SHC), established in 1995 and currently a registered charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC), is the umbrella body representing all the organisations actively providing hospice and palliative care in Singapore. SHC is committed to improving the lives of patients with serious illnesses and to giving support to the loved ones of these patients. It aims to coordinate and promote hospice and palliative care in Singapore; to support the training of doctors, nurses, allied-health workers, caregivers, and volunteers; to improve on the quality of palliative care; and to raise public awareness. It acts as the voice of hospice and palliative care within Singapore and internationally.
The SHC has 17 members, 10 of which are full members – Assisi Hospice, Bright Vision Hospital, Dover Park Hospice, HCA Hospice Care, Metta Hospice Care, MWS Home Hospice, Singapore Cancer Society, St Andrew’s Community Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, and St Joseph’s Home. Six special members comprising of palliative care services in government re-structured hospitals in Singapore – Changi General Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Lien Centre for Palliative Care is an affiliate member.