Hong Kong’s population is ageing rapidly and the number suffering dementia is rising, yet there were only an estimated 19 palliative care specialists in the city as of last year. Photo: Shutterstock

The struggle for Hong Kong’s old and sick to die with dignity

A murder-suicide that highlighted the plight of elderly people struggling to cope with major health issues has led to renewed calls for the government to improve end-of-life care services

Topic |   City Weekend
Hong Kong’s population is ageing rapidly and the number suffering dementia is rising, yet there were only an estimated 19 palliative care specialists in the city as of last year. Photo: Shutterstock
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