About Campaign

ends 28 Feb 2021, 11:59 PM
Many of us are planning Chinese New Year celebrations with our loved ones as we enter phase 3. However, for some of our patients who are unwell and lonely, the festive season only reminds them of happier times in the past.
73-year-old Mdm Leong Foong Meng was the eldest of three children. Her mother supported the family by working as a production line worker, while she supplemented the family income as a garment factory worker. Her highlight for Chinese New Year was the goodies that her mother whipped up for the reunion dinner in their one-room flat. A serious road accident robbed her of her simple, contented life when she was 40 years old. She could no longer walk nor take care of herself and was admitted into a nursing home. After her mother and siblings passed away a few years ago, she grew even lonelier.
She was admitted to Assisi Hospice for inpatient palliative care in December 2020 due to uterine cancer. She came under our "No One Dies Alone" programme, where our volunteers befriended and journeyed with her in her final days. Our care team not only tended to her medical needs, but also provided a listening ear and cherished company. Mdm Leong's eyes swelled up with tears when she spoke about her mother's love. Our care team and volunteers stepped up to be the family that she was missing.
Bring festive cheer to patients like her Mdm Leong!

All funds raised will go towards Assisi Hospice to support palliative care.

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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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Elderly
Families
Health