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About Campaignends 16 Jun 2019, 11:59 PM
About three years ago, Mdm Han was diagnosed with dementia. Eventually, she could only recognise Mr Phua. Despite getting on in years himself, Mr Phua continued to care for her lovingly.
In December 2018, Mr Phua was dealt another blow. He was diagnosed with leukemia. His condition deteriorated quickly, and he was admitted to Assisi Hospice on 9 January 2019. However, he looked very unsettled and kept requesting to go home. Our palliative care team spoke to him and realised that he had been the sole caregiver for his wife. We arranged for her to be admitted together with him the next day, converting a double room into their space.
The quiet joy in their eyes when Mdm Han walked into the room spoke volumes of their love. Mr Phua passed away peacefully on 22 January 2019, with Mdm Han by his bedside. Read here http://www.assisihospice.org.sg/patients-stories/a-72-year-old-love-story/ for the full story.
Their 72 year old story of selfless love inspires us. Support us in our journey of love to provide care and comfort to patients like Mr Phua and their families !
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.
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.