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About Campaignends 30 Sep 2019, 11:59 PM
Alan is worried about his own health and his mother and sister. He was referred to Assisi Home Care Service, which is provided free, for symptom management and palliative care. Our Home Care team also provided psychosocial and emotional support for Alan. One of the things Alan wanted to do for his sister and mom was to bring them to the Zoo as the place holds fond memories for them. The Assisi team helped to fulfil his wish of a family trip to the Zoo on 24 May 2019, two days before his birthday.
51% of Assisi Hospice's patients are poorest of the poor and means tested to the lowest income level. Our patients, especially those from underprivileged families like Alan, require help from the community in times of distress. Your generosity will help us bring care, comfort and joy to our patients 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.