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Jockey Club Home for Hospice
18A Kung Kok Shan Road, Shatin, N.T
Located at A Kung Kok Shan Road, Shatin, with a total gross floor area of 5,000 sqm, Jockey Club Home for Hospice is the first-of-its kind hospice facility advocating “family participation” and serving as a platform for terminally ill patients and their family members to interact and communicate through the last stage of life. The goal of this project is to provide quality hospice service tailored to meet the needs of terminal patients, particularly those from the lower socio-economic population group.
Providing a cozy, caring and homey environment, the home-like hospice residence will have 30 apartments, with half of them planned to be heavily subsidized through donation received by the Society, so that those from the lower income group can also benefit from these facilities.
Other major facilities include lecture theatre, mortuary, viewing room, quiet room, treatment room, playroom and healing garden.
Description how the project contributes with humanity:
Connection with Nature
Being the architect of the hospice, to fit in all facilities and requirements seamlessly into our building design, we must study, feel, and experience from a patient’s perspective. This user-oriented approach has enabled us to come up with the idea that the hospice should be designed to provide a peaceful, tranquil, relaxing and homey environment for the patients, where not only their body, mind and spirit can integrate perfectly with nature, but they can enjoy the last moments with their families serenely.
Live and Die with Dignity
While enabling terminal patients to live and die with dignity is a major criterion of the SPHC’s hospice project, each apartment, with an area of 300-400 sq ft, will come with home-like settings, including a patient’s bed, sleeping facility for family members, a private washroom and a pantry, providing them with ample space and privacy for the last stage of life. The new facility will also feature a sky-lit quiet room where a memorial service can be held for someone who have passed away in the Home.
Aiming at an inclusive design for accommodating all people, the hospice composes a diversity of functions including lecture theatre, playroom, treatment room, ensuite, quiet room, viewing room, mortuary, and garden in response to different people need and want. It provides barrier free facilities which covered more than statutory requirement to create a convenient and flexible building so that everyone can use it without too much effort or separation and in different ways.
Ramp and link bridge are provided at 3/F which allow patients of every ensuite being able to access to healing garden without the need of using elevator.
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