Reflection On Our Past & Outlook For The Future

1963 HKACS was founded by Prof. John H.C. Ho with the objective of promoting, coordinating & organizing all kinds of activities to fight against cancer.
1967 Nam Long Hospital was built and commenced service as one of the earliest & leading institutions in Hong Kong to provide hospice care to cancer patients.
1978 Hospital bed number was increased to 180 to cope with the increased demand for hospice service.
1979 Phase I Extension - 5 stories of Tower Block were constructed.
1983 Three stories were added to the Tower Block, namely Staff Quarters, Cytology Laboratory and Research Laboratory.
1989 HKACS celebrated its 25th Anniversary, with substantial growth & expansion of services.
1991 Management of Nam Long Hospital transferred to the Hong Kong Hospital Authority with its establishment, like many other sub-vented hospitals in Hong Kong HKACS continued its contribution with representatives at the Hospital Governing Committee, and concentrated more efforts in Cancer Education, Betterment for Cancer Patients and supporting local cancer researches.
1997 Phase II Extension - 2 additional stories 8/F & 9/F were constructed to house the Society’s offices, the library and lecture hall.
2003 With a change of policy in decentralising hospice care by the Hospital Authority, the Nam Long Hospital was closed.
2005 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust generously supports the conversion of Nam Long Hospital into a self-financing Cancer Rehabilitation Centre.

2006 Commencement of the HKACS Prof. Ho Memorial Medical Assistance Programme to grant financial assistance or sponsored drugs to cancer patients who could not afford the drugs, for their cancer treatment.
2008 The fully renovated HKACS Jockey Club Cancer Rehabilitation Centre (JCCRC), a 110-bed residential care institution commenced service to cancer patients at different stages of their cancer journey.
2009 HKACS collaborated with Hong Kong Baptist University - School of Chinese Medicine to open a Chinese Medicine Centre at HKACS JCCRC premises, with a special emphasis in serving cancer patients.

2011 Commencement of HKACS Jessie & Thomas Tam "Walking Hand-in-Hand" Cancer Family Support Programme with generous funding from the Jessie & Thomas Tam Charitable Foundation.

  Commencement of service of 12 charity beds for terminally ill patients requiring palliative/ end-of-life care at JCCRC, with generous funding support from the SK Yee Medical Foundation.
2012 Opening of HKACS Dr. & Mrs. Michael S.K. Mak Integrated Chemotherapy Centre, with a generous donation by Dr. & Mrs. Michael S.K. Mak.

2013 Symposium on Cancer Control in December 2013 followed by the first-ever Hong Kong Cancer Day, under the co-ordination of HKACS, with over 40 other organisations including government, private and non-profit ones; in the format of a carnival to raise cancer awareness amongst the Hong Kong community at large.
2015 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has funded the HKACS to launch a 3-year pilot project on “HKACS-Jockey Club “Walking Hand-in-Hand” Cancer Family Support Project” to provide tailor-made and holistic plan with the aim to reach optimal care. Also, there will be a satellite clinic run by our strategic partner, Christian Family Service Centre.

2023 HKACS is proudly entering its 60th anniversary.