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About Campaignends 30 Jun 2018, 11:59 PM
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. 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), Assisi Hospice celebrates 50 years of God's blessings in 2019. With God's grace and support from donors, volunteers and corporate organisations, we will continue our journey of love in serving our community of patients and families with compassion.