Call for earlier home palliative care for terminally ill patients

A member of HCA Hospice Care's home palliative care team visiting a patient at her home. PHOTO: HCA HOSPICE CARE
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SINGAPORE - By the time palliative care is offered to a patient in an acute hospital here, he will most probably die within the fortnight.

Such support services need to be offered sooner, experts said, particularly as a majority of people would rather die at home.

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