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Treacherous but Fruitful 3 Years

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It has been a challenging 3 years since the launch of the Walking Hand-in-Hand Cancer Family Support (WHIH) Project in September 2015. We learned and grew during the course but inevitably, we had times of uncertainty, frustration, worries or even despair, yet we evolved to be stronger, more determined and confident that we were on the right track to help those cancer families in need. We truly believed that our personalised, family-based and community-outreach model was able to fill the service gap of the support network in the existing medical-dominated system in Hong Kong.

During this period, the team has handled a cumulative total of 2,801. Their down-to-earth fighting courage motivated us to explore more resources to help them solve problems, survive and back to be a useful member of the Society.

 

Jockey Club Charities Trust has approved our application to extend the Project for another 3 years from September 2018 till August 2021.

We were privileged to have Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC) as our first strategic partner and set up Kwun Tong Centre. The Society and CFSC were keen to intensify our collaboration in the Extended Project. Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation (AHNCF), a well-established organisation with long term commitment in providing holistic care and enhancement of quality of life for the elderlies in the community, was our 2nd strategic partner. We look forward to generate new synergy.

WHIH centres map

Quantitative evaluation on the effectiveness of services

Results from quantitative analyses revealed improvements in bodily functioning for patients as indicated by reduced pain and sleep difficulties, as well as improved psychosocial functioning as indicated by fewer family problems and reduced negative emotions. In addition to health-related functioning, both patients and caregivers reported better understanding about cancer and were less worried about death along the intervention period.

Analysis revealed the contributory factors to successful implementation of the project included:

  • sensitivity of service to patients’ various needs along the cancer journey;
  • attitude of Project team staff;
  • Outreach programme with extensive geographical coverage.

Hong Kong Cancer Day 2018

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(中文) 最新資訊 – 11月號

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2018-12 Recreational Activities Schedule

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Management of Treatment Side-Effects: Integrated Western and Chinese Perspective

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2018-11 Recreational Activities Schedule

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2018-10 Recreational Activities Schedule

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2018-09 Recreational Activities Schedule

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(中文) 減糖第一步

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