Founded in February 1990, the MacKay Hospice was the first in Taiwan to provide palliative care for terminally-ill patients. Since its establishment, the Hospice staff has been working with a great sense of responsibility.
With full support by its board of directors, the Hospice has been able to send abroad staff members including doctors and nurses to study and observe, hoping what they learn from other similar institutions will better meet local patient's physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
The MacKay Hospice and Palliative Care Center was later built to function as a national and international base. It is hoped that by integrating education, clinical experience, and research, the Hospice can train more palliative care professionals, and that the quality care that they offer will satisfy the needs of both the patients and their family.