About Campaign

ends 31 Mar 2016, 11:59 PM
“Singapore was my dream place to work but on July 7, 2015, my life changed. That day I fell from a platform 3.5m up and fractured my arm severely. After surgery, I knew I would not be able to work for a long time, and I become anxious about my situation. Then I heard about a charity that could help me.
The staff at HealthServe has been very patient in helping me resolve my case. Quickly, I felt a sense of peace. There are many people like me who are injured at work and don’t know what to do as a foreign worker but we receive help from HealthServe that provides us free meals, free shelter, and medical care to help us recover. What’s more, as we don’t understand English, the HealthServe brothers would go out of their way and tirelessly provide translation. It’s unbelievable how much help they have given it! Through them, I feel the warmth of home. They don’t have an obligation to do this for me, but day after day, year after year, they do.”
- ZS Chang (migrant worker from China)

About the Charity

Founded in 2006, HealthServe, is an IPC registered charity that seeks to bring healing and hope to vulnerable low-wage migrant workers in Singapore.

There are close to 1 million work permit holders in Singapore. Access to affordable healthcare can be a problem for low wage migrant workers as foreigners in Singapore do not receive subsidies for healthcare at public institutions. By law, workers are supposed to be covered for both inpatient and outpatient treatment by their employers but not all do. In addition, fear of repatriation and cultural and language barriers also contribute to migrant workers not receiving proper treatment.

The more unfortunate amongst these workers get injured at work and may end up losing their jobs and suffering loss of pay for a protracted period. The wait for their work injury compensation application to be processed and resolved can take months or years.

From a single clinic providing GP services in Geylang to meet the needs of the workers, HealthServe has expanded our range of services to the provision of GP and specialist medical services, rehabilitation and dental services, injury and salary-related casework support, social assistance, counselling and mental health programmes.

We are very much a volunteer-run organisation. Our operations are run by a small staff team and hundreds of medical and non-medical volunteers and interns.

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