We are a group of healthcare professionals from Sichuan Province, who took part in a palliative care study tour specially organised for Shifang City by the Hong Kong Salvation Army (TSA HK) during 17 to 21 December 2018, which included theories, on-site visit and discussions. The visit has not only deepened our understanding on hospice care and palliative care, but also allowed us to learn from the earnest and responsible attitudes of TSAHK personnel.

The visit to TSA Kam Tin Residence for Senior Citizens was deeply inspiring. The Residence provides quality services for the elders, designing tailor-made service plans and personalised menus based on individual needs. The Residence is well-equipped with a physiotherapy room, rehabilitation room, reading and art activity room and kitchen. Its service flow is highly standardised and daily management regulated and detail-oriented. Social workers, care workers, physiotherapists and nurses of the Residence have a spirit of service, positive attitude and high skill levels.

This learning visit has laid a solid foundation for us to implement our services. Next, we will apply what we have learnt and observed to our work and serve the elders in our City to help them live and pass away with dignity. Thanks to TSA HK again for giving us this valuable opportunity.

Edited by: Keri Kwan

Project Officer

The Salvation Army Hong Kong Head Office