In-Patient Care

At Dover Park Hospice, every patient will receive relief and respite from distressing physical and psychological symptoms and issues, especially in the last phase of life when care at home is not possible.

We accept patients:

  • With advanced, life limiting illnesses
  • From homes, hospitals or nursing homes
  • Regardless of race, religion or financial status


Patient Activities
Patient activities are conducted by our Dover Park Hospice Volunteers.

Birthday Celebrations
Our volunteers will organise a birthday celebration on the first Saturday of each month for patients whose birthdays fall on that month.

Hair Cuts
Hair-cutting service is available free by our volunteers on a weekly basis.

Festive Celebrations
Celebrations will be organised for festivals such as Lunar New Year, Hari Raya and Christmas etc. Patients can look out for notices around the hospice on these activities and celebrations.

Patient Outings
Our volunteers will bring selected patients who are medically stable to visit places of interest e.g. Sentosa, Botanic Gardens, Changi Airport every Thursday morning, between 9.00 am – 12.00 pm. Family members who wish to accompany the patients are requested to inform the nursing staff ahead of the outing date.

Massage Service
Trained volunteers come in every Saturday, at 4pm, to provide massage services to patients who are suitable to undergo massages.

Garden & Koi Pond

Dover Park Hospice maintains the garden and koi pond for the patients’ and family members’ enjoyment. Visitors and patients are requested not to release fish or tortoise etc into the koi pond.  If you want to feed the koi, you may approach our Security Desk opposite the Administration Office for a packet of fish food.

Visitors should inform our nursing staff if they require assistance to transfer the patient to a wheelchair to bring them around the premises.

Multi-Purpose Rooms
The two Multi-purpose rooms on Level 2 are for use by patients and their families. Multi-purpose Room 2 serves as a pantry, with a microwave oven and hot/cold water dispenser. Please help keep the rooms clean at all times.

Quiet Room
The Quiet Room on Level 2 is designed for reflection, meditation or prayer.

Children below 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Patricia Lam Cheng Kam Music Room
The Music Room on Level 1 is used for therapy sessions or events and functions.  Patients and their family may use it when it is not occupied. There is also a library corner for use.

Items on Loan
Portable DVD players, movie titles and books are available for loan to patients. Please request these items from the nursing staff.

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Dover Park Home Care

Since February 2011, we have started our 24-hour homecare service to help patients with advanced illnesses receive care in their homes. We accept referrals from Tan Tock Seng Hospital and continue to care for patients discharged home from our hospice.

We provide:

• A multidisciplinary team of nurses, doctors and medical social workers who provide physical, psychosocial and spiritual support.
• On-call service 24 hours a day, seven days a week
• Regular reviews by nurses scheduled according to patients’ needs
• Visits by the doctors when medical attention is needed
• Advance Care Planning discussions
• Training of family members and caregivers to ensure patient’s comfort at home
• Recommend and assist in equipment loans from vendors if needed
• In 2014, we launched Program Dignity under our Home Care service. This patient-centric initiative provides palliative home care for advanced dementia patients to live out their remaining days with dignity.

Homecare Referrals:
• Dover Park Homecare accepts referrals from Tan Tock Seng Hospital within designated areas within the central part of Singapore. All referrals can be made by doctors caring for the patients via Agency for Integrated Care portal. Upon acceptance of referrals, calls will be made to patients and families to explain the service and to arrange for home visits.

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Programme Dignity for Advanced Dementia

In 2014, we launched Programme Dignity under our Home Care service. A collaboration between Temasek Cares, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the Agency for Integrated Care, and Dover Park Hospice, this special patient-centric initiative provides palliative home care for advanced dementia patients to live out their remaining days with dignity.

Recognising that many of them are suffering in silence with inadequate care at home, Dover Park Hospice established a specialised Advanced Dementia Palliative Home Care Team comprising a resident physician, consulting geriatrician/palliative physician, nurse clinician, and a medical social worker.

This team supports persons with dementia and their families with scheduled home visits and further addresses their needs through phone calls and round-the-clock assistance.

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Dover Park Day Care

Dover Park Day Care provides individualised social and therapy-based care to patients diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses through a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, medical social workers, music, art and rehabilitation therapists. Our programme focuses on the wellbeing of patients who are often socially isolated due to their illnesses, and provides caregiver engagement and respite as they play a pivotal role in the care ecosystem.

Therapist-led Activities

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Volunteer-led Activities

  • Karaoke
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Gardening
  • Art & Crafts
  • Mahjong
  • Weekly “Project Lim Kopi” where patients can enjoy local kopitiam delights such as coffee, tea and toasts

Admission Criteria

  • Diagnosis of advanced illnesses prognosis of less than 1 year
  • Diagnosis include cancers and non-cancers
  • Symptoms controlled and functionally able to tolerate transfer to day care
  • Care needs (physical, therapy or social based) can be met in hospice day care
  • Able to give consent or have proxy decision makers to consent for day care (if patient is unable to give consent)


Day care service is free at Dover Park Day Care (including transport)

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