Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM

Who would have thought that in our lifetime, we would experience a global pandemic of this scale, which literally hit a pause button in our daily lives. It sets one thinking about the fragility of life, but you also start to see the strength and good in people.

This July, Faith will be turning 3 and we are inspired to pledge her birthday to a local charity HCA Hospice Care. They take care of patients who are dying and even now, their nurses, doctors and social workers continue to make home visits to these patients to ensure that they are comfortable and that their pain is well taken care of. We really ought to salute these healthcare workers and support their work however we can. HCA is currently running a fundraising campaign to help fund their operations and all the extra costs incurred during this period.

Convert your birthday wishes, gifts and toys to this campaign! No amount will be too small to help. Thank you.

Children are never too young to learn the value and joy of helping others. Mummy first broke faith s piggy bank to support a fundraising drive to get age and language appropriate storybooks for children in Bangladesh. At age two, Faith started reaching out to less privileged children of her age, donating pre loved toys and writing cards to send wishes. She has also followed mummy around several cause-based events and contributed in her own tiny ways. Mummy hopes this would be one of the best birthday memories for Faith. Happy Birthday, Faith.

About Campaign

As our public hospitals and healthcare system are being stretched to cope with COVID-19 cases, more patients are being discharged to recover in their homes. And this includes patients with terminal illnesses.

As Singapore's largest home hospice care provider, HCA has seen an increase in referrals and requests for assistance since April. With an increased demand for our services, our clinical team have had to streamline existing processes and re-look scheduling to accommodate the burgeoning caseloads.

We also have to ensure that our healthcare team takes additional precautionary measures and put on PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as masks, gowns, gloves and sometimes booties, during our visits to ensure that we keep ourselves and people around us safe. Digital initiatives such as video consultation was also been trialled and launched during this period.

Our clinical team continues to push ahead despite the challenges and the constantly evolving situation, as HCA believes that the care and support to families and patients with life-limiting illnesses is still essential, even during a pandemic.

Unfortunately, we are not immune to the rising costs of securing medical and protective equipment due to a global shortage. The change in our operations and the launch of digital initiatives also translate into unexpected costs.Hence, we need your help now more than ever.

Support our healthcare heroes, our patients and their families by making a donation to HCA Hospice Care.

About The Charity

HCA Hospice Care (HCA) is Singapore's largest home hospice provider and has been a registered charity since 1989. The organisation provides comfort and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses regardless of age, religion, ethnicity, nationality and financial status.

We understand the medical and psychological needs of patients, caregivers and their families. By managing our patients pain and other symptoms with specialised care and support, we enable them to spend their last days at home, in comfort and dignity, with their families and loved ones.

Additionally, we care for the caregivers by providing them with psychosocial support, practical training, and advice at all hours with our 24/7 hotline.

As all our services including home hospice service for adults are provided free-of-charge to all patients under our care, we rely on donations to support what we believe is a basic right: to die with dignity.

With your contribution and commitment to helping us, we are confident of achieving our goal to adding life to the days of patients with life-limiting illnesses.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Elderly
Health
Social Service