Singapore Hospice Council

An umbrella body representing all organizations that actively provide hospice and palliative care in Singapore

Hospice and palliative care is a holistic approach to caring for patients going through the last stages of their lives. It aims to meet all needs (physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual) so as to alleviate suffering and maximise quality of life for patients and their loved ones.




News

A Palliative Care Filmlet - produced with Team Project Happy Apples
After many months collaborating with the Project Happy Apples team, comprising a group of medical undergraduates from the NUS-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, a series of posters and a short filmlet were produced. Launched in 12 October 2013, the posters and filmlet aim to raise awareness in as well as increase usage of palliative care services. Special mention to students from the NTU's Wee Khim Wee School of Communications who helped produce the filmlet.

To view the video recording on YouTube, please click here

Click here to view the posters.


Voices for Hospices Charity Concert 2013

Strike Force getting the audience to "Change the World"

The Singapore Hospice Council (SHC) recently held its Voices for Hospice Charity Concert on Saturday, 12 October 2013. Graced by Senior Minister of State (Health), Dr Amy Khor, the concert, which is SHC's main fund raising platform saw a very good crowd turn out at the 1200-capacity Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre. The audience enjoyed themselves thoroughly - not surprising given the excellent and entertaining line up comprising many talented (including) young performers such as Miguel Antonio, Lauren Yeo, students from the School of the Arts, the legendary Rahima Rahim and the energetic percussion group, Strike Force.

In her speech, Dr Khor revealed that the Ministry of Health is keen to expand the palliative care sector. To read her speech in full, click here.

We thank the organising Committee for their collective hard work and until the next concert in 2015!

Upcoming Events

SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
"Consult the Consultants" - Giving Voice to the Young Persons

Date & Time: 25th Nov 2014, 1-2pm
Address: KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Lecture Theatre @ KKH Training Centre, Level 1, Women's Tower, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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Planning for Care in Advance
"Find out how Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can be useful tools to help you and your loved ones make plans regarding health and personal care in the future. Registration is FREE! Light refreshments will be provided. Do bring along a light jacket to the air-conditioned seminar room. ”

Programme Details:
1. "What is Advance Care Planning?" by Mr Lawrence Wong (Assistant Manager, Care Integration Division, Agency for Integrated Care)
2. "Mental Capacity Act and Lasting Power of Attorney" by Ms Jemima Yeo (Senior Executive, Office of the Public Guardian)

Date & Time: 29th Nov 2014, 2-5pm
Address: 180 Kitchener Road City Square Mall #B2-19/20 Singapore 208539

Closing date for Registration: 28th Nov 2014. Please contact the following person for registration.
Organiser’s Contact Details
Organisation: AICare Hub
Contact Person: AICare Hub Staff
Contact No.: 64119620
Email Address: jason.low@aic.sg

USEFUL LINKS
1. Event information, click info.
2. Event poster, click poster.
3. Event location, click map.
4. Event registration, click register.
5. Guide to AICare Hub, click guide.


Past Events

PALLIATIVE CARE IN ADVANCED DEMENTIA: LEAST WE FORGET
In conjunction with World Hospice & Palliative care Day 2014

Talk by: Dr Noorhazlina Bte Ali, Consultant, Geriatric Medicine (1.15pm)
Dr Allyn Hum, Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine (1.30pm)

Date & Time : 16 October 2014, Thursday (10am -3.30pm)
Place: Tan Tock Seng Hospital Level 1 TTSH Atrium

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Breast Cancer Bilingual Public Forum
Date: 11th October 2014 (Sat)
Time: 10.15am to 12.15pm Mandarin
(registration 10am to 10.15am)
1.15pm to 3.15pm English
(registration 1pm to 1.15pm)
Address: National Cancer Centre, Auditorium, Level 4, S169610

Phone Registation only, please call 6225 5655 (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.30pm)

Click here for more information.
Click here for Chinese version.

Talk by: A/P Charlie Corke from Victoria, Australia
Date & Time: 3rd October 2014 (Friday), 1pm – 2pm
Address: TTSH Annex 2 Level 1, Community Hall
Lunch for registrants is from 12pm – 12.45pm

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Please click here to register before 26th Sep 2014.


SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Palliative Care for Home-Alone Patients

Date & Time: 30th Sep 2014, 1-2pm
Address: HCA Hospice Care, Auditorium, Level 3, 12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, S308437

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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Please click here for registration details.


SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Management of Depressive Disorder - When Nothing Works

Date & Time: 26th Aug 2014, 1-2pm
Address: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Annex 2, Level 1, L1-W-A-001 (Community Hall), 11 Tan Tock Seng, S308433

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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30th Singapore Hospice Council Postgraduate Course in Palliative medicine
Date : Thursday, 21 Aug to Sunday, 23 Aug 2014 (3 days)

Who should attend : Any doctor ( medical officer, specialist or family physician) who is interested to learn about Palliative Care.

Fees : S$500
S$400 (for members of Singapore Medical Association, Fellows of Academy of Medicine Singapore and early bird registration before 4 July 2014)

Venue : HCA Hospice Care, Level 3 Auditorium
12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308437

Registration Closing Date : 3 August 2014 For more details, click here


"死都要讲" or “Die Die Must Say” Mandarin Talk
Venue: Ang Mo Kio Community Club
Date: 10 Aug 2014
Time: 9.30am to 11am


Register Now for the NUS Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine
This course starts in July 2014 and runs for 1 year on a part-time basis. Course fees are $7100 (inclusive of all seminars, tutorials, modular exam, final exam, clinical attachment & GST).

For more info, click here.


晚晴的需要 Mandarin Talk
Venue: My Centre @Moulmein
Date: 25 July 2014
Time: 2pm to 3pm


SHC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Frailty in Palliative Care

Date & Time: 22nd July 2014, 1-2pm
Address: HCA Hospice Care, Auditorium, Level 3, 12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, S308437

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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Coping tips for care givers
CancerWise Workshop

Date & Time: 19th July 2014, 1.30-3.30pm
Address: National Cancer Centre, Auditorium, Level 4, S169610

Free Admission
Registration from 1pm
CNE : 2 Points

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CANCER SURVIVORSHIP AND PRIMARY CARE
2nd NCCS-GP Symposium 2014

Date & Time: Saturday 19 July 2014, 12.30pm to 5.00pm
Address: Academia, 20 College Road

Free Admission
2 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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Geriatic Oncology New Stand of Care for older cancer patients
English Public Forum

Date & Time: 12th July 2014, 12.15-1.30pm
Address: National Cancer Centre, Auditorium, Level 4, S169610

Free Admission
Registration from 12-12.15pm

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Lasting Power of the Attorney
Venue: Potong Pasir Community Club
Date: Saturday 5 July 2014
Time: 10am to 12pm


Tea-Time Show “Living Well, Leaving Well”
Venue: Life Point at Chinatown Point
Date: 1 July 2014
Time: 3pm to 4pm


The Singapore Palliative Care Conference (SPCC)
The Singapore Palliative Care Conference (SPCC) is here again!! SPCC 2014 falls on 28 and 29 June 2014. Pre-Conference will be on 26 & 27 June 2014. An exciting and eclectic programme is in store!

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Please click here for SPCC 2014 EDM.

Registration and Submission of Abstract is opened now!
**The VCF funding is closed on 29 May 2014**


SHC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
St Christopher's Index of Patient Priorities - its Development and Use

Date & Time: 24th June 2014, 1-2pm
Address: Academia, Level 1, L1-S3, 20 College Road, S169856

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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Summertime Flea Market
By Yio Chu Kang Zone 1 RC
Venue: Blk 626 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
Date: 22 June 2014
Time: 8am to 1pm


Blood Donation Drive
Venue: Changi Simei Community Club
Date : Sunday 8 June 2014
Time: 9 am to 3 pm


GETAI concert: Die Die Must Say
Event Organisers : The Lien Foundation and The Ang Moh Chin Foundation

Location & Date:
Chinatown Kreta Ayer Square, Sun 11 May 7pm
Tampines Community Square, Fri 16 May 7pm
Woodlands St 32 Blk 336, Sun 25 May 7pm
Yung An Road, Wed 4 June 7pm
Open field next to Buangkok MRT, Tue 10 June 7pm

For more information, click here.


SHC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
"Chemo or no Chemo" - That is the Question

Date & Time: 30th May 2014, 1-2pm
Address: Academia, Level 1, L1-S3, 20 College Road, S169856

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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Pain Management Talk
Venue: The Serangoon Community Club
10 Serangoon North Ave 2
Date: 18 May 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm


West Coast Active Aging Carnival At West Coast Community Centre
Venue: Blk 728 Clementi West Street 2
Date: 18 May 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 8am to 11am


Autobiography Writing Talk “My Life Journey”
Venue: Bedok Community Centre
Date: 17 May 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm


SHC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
"Life isn't worth living!" - Let's discuss suicides with patients

Date & Time: 29th April 2014, 1-2pm
Address: HCA Hospice Care, Auditorium, Level 3, 12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, S308437

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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SHC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Sleepless in Singapore by Dr Mansha Hari Khemlani

Date & Time: 25th March 2014, 1-2pm
Address: Auditorium, Learning Center, Level 1, Tower B, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, (90 Yishun Central, S768828)

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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50th SHC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum (Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014)
Standards for Palliative Care in Singapore

Speaker: Dr Angel Lee (Chairperson, Standards Subgroup, National Strategy for Palliative Care)

Date: Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014
Time: 12:50pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Academia, Level 1, L1-S3
20 College Road,
Singapore 169856

FREE ADMISSION
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon

For more information, and to register online, click here
1 CME Accredited Point (CNE Pending)

Direct queries to lcpc.pace@duke-nus.edu.sg


SHC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum (Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014)
Results of an Education Needs Assessment for Palliative Care in Singapore

Speaker: Dr Noreen Chan (Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, NCIS) and Ms Sumy Menon (Deputy Director (PACE), Lien Centre for Palliative Care

Date: Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: HCA Hospice Care, Auditorium
Level 3, 12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng,
Singapore 308437

FREE ADMISSION
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon

For more information, and to register online, click here
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

Direct queries to lcpc.pace@duke-nus.edu.sg


HMDP expert seminar series: ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING IN HOSPICE HOME CARE by Dr Dorothy Wholihan
Date: 16 Jan 2014, Thursday
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: HCA Hospice Care, Auditorium
Level 3, 12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng,
Singapore 308437

FREE ADMISSION
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon

For more information, and to register online, click here
1 CNE Accredited Point


Nanyang Polytechinc is pleased to offer the Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Palliative Care) for the April 2014 intake.
Course start & end date: 14 Apr 2014 to 21 Nov 2014
Online application: 2 Dec 2013 to 27 Dec 2013

Contact person: Lai Bew Meng at 6550 1404

Course details, please click here.

For online course application, log on to http://www.nyp.edu.sg/pdc

There is a tremendous strength that is growing in the world through sharing together, praying together, suffering together and working together.

~Mother Theresa

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Contact Us

SHC Secretariat
133 New Bridge Road,
#04-06, China Town Point,
Singapore (059413)

Tel: 65382231
Email: secretariat@singaporehospice.org.sg