Dover Park Hospice was founded in 1992 as a secular, non-profit organisation to meet the growing need in Singapore for hospice care for terminally-ill patients. It is Singapore’s first purpose-built hospice, designed to provide a serene environment close to nature.
Dover Park Hospice was started by volunteers, and today volunteers continue to play an integral role in all aspects of hospice work, from patient care to social activities and administrative support. They are an important complement to the permanent staff, working together for patients and their families.
Open to everyone regardless of age, race, religion or income level, Dover Park Hospice is dedicated to meeting the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those who are nearing the end of life’s journey. The goal is to enhance the living, comfort the dying and support the grieving with compassion and dignity.
At Dover Park Hospice, Every Moment Matters. Over the past 25 years, it has added life to days for more than 11,000 in-patients and their families. It started home care services in April 2012 and since then it has served 1,588 patients and family members. Dover Park Hospice started home care services for advanced dementia patients in October 2014 and similarly has served 310 patients and family members.
In October 2017, Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education (PalC), a tripartite collaboration formed by Dover Park Hospice, National Healthcare Group (NHG) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore is set up to focus on end-of –life research and education.
To cater to increasing demand for palliative care in the community, Dover Park Hospice will be setting up a Daycare at the end of 2018 and will be doubling its capacity to a 100-bed facility by 2022 when it moves to the Integrated Care Hub.
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