St Christopher’s visits Singapore to share ideas and insights on preparing for an ageing population

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This article originally appeared in ehospice

St Christopher’s joint chief executive Heather Richardson and director for supportive care Ruth Sheridan were recently in Singapore for the 7th Ageing Asia Innovation Forum. Heather writes for ehospice about the experience and what they learnt about hospices in Singapore.

“While in Singapore, we also had the opportunity to visit two local hospices – Dover Park and HCA Hospice Care.

Many of our challenges in the UK are shared by professionals working there, including a tired workforce, growing levels of need and difficulties recruiting skilled staff in sufficient numbers.

They share similar aspirations too – an interest in outcome measures, a desire to think carefully about reducing inequalities in provision and access, and an intention to use more volunteers to do different things.

The learning between the three organisations was reciprocal and valuable, confirming the value of a global community in palliative care to find solutions to some very complex issues…read more