About Campaign

ends 30 Jun 2023, 11:59 PM
Born to a large family with 6 children, Mr Tan used to stay in the Bukit Merah area and his parents raised the family by selling coffee in an attap hut. Though he was not good at studying, he became an apprentice at a traditional Nanyang bakery in his teens and was promoted as chief baker.
However, he fell into bad company. When he was 19 years old, he got involved in a fight and was sentenced to jail. After he was released, his friends cajoled him with drugs. His life went downhill, going in and out of jail. Throughout the 30 years of repeated prison time, Mr Tan's mother and sisters never gave up on him and constantly visited him. It was their persistent love that he decided to turn over a new leaf. However, his newfound peaceful life was short-lived. In Dec 2022, he was diagnosed with end stage gall bladder cancer. Staying alone in a one-room rental flat, there was no one to care for him after his was discharged from the hospital.
Mr Tan was admitted to Assisi's inpatient ward in Jan 2023. His condition deteriorated rapidly, and he soon became bedbound. Our doctors and nurses managed his symptoms and pain, our medical social worker looked into financial assistance for him.
Mr Tan passed away peacefully on 1 Mar 2023. Your support will enable patients like Mr Tan to receive the care and comfort that they need.

About the Charity

Journey with us to support our needy patients with terminal illness and their caregivers. Assisi Hospice provides palliative care for patients and families that preserves their dignity and quality of life. Patients of any race, faith and financial position are cared for by our team of specialist doctors, nurses, allied health and pastoral care professionals. When faced with life limiting illnesses, our patients receive medical care, as well as psychosocial, emotional and spiritual care.

We provide care for patients across the continuum of Home Care, Inpatient and Day Care. This allows patients and family members to journey with a clinical team they are familiar with, and to receive care in the way that they need. Our six-storey purpose-built hospice provides a homely ambience with cosy spaces for patients and their loved ones. With 85 Inpatient beds, including specialised wards for Dementia Palliative Care and Paediatric Palliative Care, a Day Care Centre and the outreach of our Home Care team, we serve more than 2,000 patients a year.

Founded in 1969 by the Sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM), we are a charity supported by donors, volunteers and corporate organisations who journey with us in our cause.


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