About Campaign

ends 30 Jun 2018, 11:59 PM
Our patient, Mr Hau Kok Meng, 77 years old, belongs to the pioneer generation of Singapore. For more than 22 years, he toiled at construction sites, building the concrete slabs used for HDB flats. His low income meant that he was unable to own a flat despite building thousands of them. Home for him was a rental flat which he shared with a co-tenant.
When the construction sector began making prefabricated concrete slabs, Mr Hau's skills became obsolete and he had to find alternative work. Then Mr Hau was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2006 and had to stop work. While struggling with his illness, he was evicted from his flat when his co-tenant passed away. He became homeless and went into a home for the destitute.
In 2017, Mr Hau was further diagnosed with kidney failure. The home could not continue to care for him and he was referred to Assisi Hospice.
We started caring for Mr Hau from September 2017. Besides giving Mr Hau clinical care for symptom management, we also spoke about his end-of-life plans. Mr Hau appreciate living his remaining days simply, in our inpatient's cosy environment, accompanied with medical and nursing care, and psychosocial support; something that he has never had in his life.
Inpatient care is important for Mr Hau who is alone and without any caregiver support. He is among the 2,000 patients that we will serve this year, we appeal for your generous support for our patients.

About the Charity

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. Assisi Hospice provides 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. In January 2017, we moved to our new six-storey purpose built hospice which has a homely ambience, and is designed to provide a lot of natural light and contact with nature. With the many cosy quiet spaces and comfortable furnishing, we hope to provide comfort and dignity for patients and loved ones in a life-affirming space. With a doubled capacity for Home Care and Day Care, 85 Inpatient beds, new wards for Dementia Palliative Care and Paediatric Palliative care, a Sensory Garden, Chapel and Roof Terrace, we will serve more than 2,000 patients a year. We are supported by donors, volunteers and corporate organisations who journey with us in our cause. Through meaningful engagements with them and providence, we are able to serve our community of patients and families with love and compassion.


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