The Singapore Hospice Council (SHC), established in 1995 and currently a registered charity and Institute of Public Character (IPC), is the umbrella body representing all organisations actively providing hospice and palliative care in Singapore today. The SHC is committed to improving the lives of patients with serious life-limiting illnesses and to giving support to the loved ones of these patients. It aims to coordinate and promote hospice and palliative care in Singapore; support the training of doctors, nurses, caregivers and volunteers; contribute towards research and help establish standards in palliative care practice; and educate the public about hospice and palliative care. It acts as the voice of hospice and palliative care within Singapore and internationally.
The SHC has 16 members, nine of which are full members – Agape Methodist Hospice, Assisi Hospice, Bright Vision Hospital, Dover Park Hospice, HCA Hospice Care, Metta Hospice Care, Singapore Cancer Society, St. Andrew’s Community 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.
- Ms YEO TAN TAN, Chief Executive
- Ms KOH SHU MEI, Communications & Community Engagement Executive
- Ms DORA TAY, Finance & Administration Executive