The Hong Kong Cancer Fund
- Funding type
- Single-year grant
- Funding stream
- Palliative Care
- Hong Kong
Established in 1987, the Hong Kong Cancer Fund is the city’s largest cancer support organisation, providing free professional support and information to anyone touched by cancer to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
Its services span from the hospital to the community and the home with a network of 4 Cancer Support Centres in Central, North Point, Kwai Chung and Wong Tai Sin and 7 Cancer Patient Resources Centres which are situated in the major public oncology hospitals. The Fund’s professional team includes oncology nurses, social workers, art therapists, dietitian and clinical psychologist. They help clients manage the physical, emotional, psychological and social challenges brought about by a cancer diagnosis.
When someone facing bereavement or end-of-life issues approaches the Cancer Fund, their team work with the patient and their family to create an advanced care plan. Based on this initial assessment, patients and their families are then able to attend a range of free one-on-one counselling, workshops and programmes to help them navigate the stresses and anxiety of bereavement, palliative and end-of-life care. These are conducted by a multidisciplinary care team comprising of an oncology nurse, social workers/counselors and dietician.
A grant from the John Pearce Foundation helped fund this work for the duration of a year.