Palliative and end-of-life care services | Hong Kong SAR Palliative and end-of-life care services | Hong Kong SAR

22 Aug 2022

No. Hong Kong has a centrally-funded comprehensive palliative care service coordinated by the government under the auspices of the Hospital Authority. As for 2019, there are 17 palliative care services (Lam, 2019) and there are about 400 beds for palliative care provided by public hospital and NGOs (Ng, 2018). However, there are no dementia-specific palliative and end-of life care services.


Lam, W. M. (2019). Palliative care in Hong Kong – past, present and future. Hong Kong Practitioner, 41(2), 39-46. Retreived from: https://www.hkcfp.org.hk/Upload/HK_Practitioner/2019/hkp2019vol41Jun/discussion_paper.html

Ng, F. (2018). 香港临终关怀现状与发展. Retrieved from https://www.hkcchp.org/pdf/%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E4%B8%B4%E7%BB%88%E5%85%B3%E6%80%80%E7%8E%B0%E7%8A%B6%E4%B8%8E%E5%8F%91%E5%B1%95_20180823.pdf