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Bradbury Hospice

Data

  1. Bradbury Hospice (BBH), situated in Shatin, was built to house a specialist hospice unit with facilities for health care service, education and research in the field of care for the terminally ill patients. The development was established by the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, a charitable organization founded in 1986 to promote hospice care in Hong Kong. The management and control of Bradbury Hospice was transferred to Hospital Authority with effect from 1 April 1995. As at 31 March 2020, there are 26 beds including 2 private beds in BBH.
  2. As at 31 March 2020, BBH has a full-time equivalent workforce of 69, comprising 3 doctors, 32 nurses, 6 allied health staff and 28 other grades of staff.
  3. Total recurrent expenditure for 2019/20 was $56.6 Million.

Special features

  1. Bradbury Hospice specializes in hospice care. Services provided include inpatient care, home care, hospital consultation liaison service and day care.
  2. Care of the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families is an important goal of hospice care and is provided through psychological counselling and bereavement support.
  3. Training and development opportunities are also provided for undergraduate medical students, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Educational visits to community institutions such as schools, old-age homes and hospitals are frequently made for public education.
  4. A large volunteer workforce makes significant contribution to the overall services provided. As at 31 March 2020, the total number of volunteers is over 190.
  5. In addition to the visiting hours policy laid down by Hospital Authority for non-acute hospitals (from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.), family can stay overnight for dying patient in Bradbury Hospice.
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