JCECC: Life Rainbow End-of-Life Care Services


JCECC: “Life Rainbow” End-of-Life Care Services is a pilot project sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. It aims at formulating an integrative model of End-of-Life care for late-stage chronic patients residing in the community for enhancing their quality of life by using a collaborative partnership approach.

JCECC- “Life Rainbow” End-of-Life Care Services group photo, 賽馬會安寧頌 - 「安晴.生命彩虹」社區安寧照顧計劃合照

Strategic Partner:

Hospital Authority- Hong Kong East Cluster logo, 醫院管理局 – 港島東醫院聯網標誌

Hospital Authority- Hong Kong East Cluster


Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital- Department of Medicine, Community and Patient Resource Department


HKJC Charity Trust Logo, 香港賽馬會慈善信託基金標誌

Our Services

Symptoms Relief

  • Teach patients and families the techniques for relieving the symptoms (like shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia)

Caregiver Support

  • Teach caregivers the caring skills, relaxation and stress management skills

Home Care Support

  • Match the community resource for home care need
  • Give advice on practical issues and use of appropriate accessories to enhance patients’ physical functioning in daily life

Personal and Family Counseling

  • Assist patients and family in reducing emotional distress
  • Foster family communication and facilitate the expression of love and care

Volunteer Care Support

  • Volunteer phone contact and home visit

Meaning Reconstruction of Life

  • Wish-Fulfilment activities and life review for patients
  • Help to leave the patients’ legacy for the family

Build Up Abundance in Late-stage Life

  • Assist patients and family to live positively in late-stage life
  • Assist patients to develop a positive and pleasant life model (eg. teach symptoms relief exercises at home, go outing, set short-term goals)


Late-stage patients and families with non-cancer chronic diseases, who live at Wan Chai or Hong Kong Eastern District.
We serve people with the following diseases:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • End-stage Renal Failure
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Late-stage Parkinson’s Disease
  • From 2017, we will expand our service to Cardiac Failure


Call 2549 7744.

About “Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project”

JCECC Logo, 賽馬會安寧頌標誌

Hong Kong is facing a rapidly ageing population, and the number of elderly suffering from terminal illnesses has also escalated correspondingly. In view of the growing demand for end-of-life care services in the community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust approved HK$131 million to launch the “Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project” (JCECC) in 2015. The project is a three-year initiative aimed at improving the quality of end-of-life care, enhancing the capacity of service providers, as well as raising public awareness.

JCECC is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and cross-sectoral collaboration to help enhance end-of-life care in Hong Kong with special emphasis on the interface between social and medical systems. Five service models are being developed and piloted in the community to provide holistic support to elderly people suffered from terminal illness. The goal is to enable the city’s older people to have informed choices of care and enjoy an improved quality of life.

The Trust’s partners in JCECC are The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Social Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Haven of Hope Christian Services, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, St James’ Settlement, and S.K.H. Holy Carpenter Church District Elderly Community Centre.