Our Campaign Storyends 28 Feb 2023, 11:59 PM
The KKH Children's Intensive Care Unit (CICU) team is thankful to have received generous donations from friends and family of our previous patients, in support of the Let's MoveEM programme.
As a multi-disciplinary programme, Let's MoveEM focuses on interventions to improve our patients' outcomes. Some examples include optimising comfort and improving family-centered care. These interventions are performed to improve our patients' recovery from critical illness, improve their functional status, reduce the duration of their hospital stay and improve theirs and their families experience in the CICU.
To raise funds for our patients and their families, the CICU team will run a collective distance of 160km, culminating in a 6km team run on 11 February 2023. You can track the progress of the CICU team's run over the next few months at this Facebook group - Felix Bell Run: 160km for $16,000.
The Felix Bell Paediatric Critical Care Programme Fund was officially established in September 2022 in memory of Felix Bell, a 14-year-old patient who was admitted to KKH CICU, but sadly passed away from an unrecognised heart condition in 2021. Under the auspices of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Paediatrics Academic Clinical Programme, this Fund aims to advance the holistic care of critically ill children.
The initial focus of this Fund was on the Let's MoveEM Programme, a multi-disciplinary initiative with a focus on early mobilisation of critically ill patients to improve their outcomes. Our objectives have since been expanded to include other aspects of care that aim to prevent critical illness related morbidity, improve patient outcomes and improve the experience of patients and their families. Examples of these interventions include the assessment and optimisation of pain control, prevention of withdrawal syndrome and delirium, and measures to facilitate sleep and improve family engagement.
We thank the donors who have helped to achieve the initial target of $150,000 to successfully kick-start the Fund. We have come this far due to the generous support of donors like you, who believe in our goals and contribute to this Fund. Your gift will ensure that Felix's spirit of generosity continues to live on through the children and families in our care.
About The Charity
Because every woman and child deserves good health...
"Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance." (United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Here at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, we believe that every woman and child deserves good health. The KKH Health Fund (KKHHF) raises funds to help needy patients, who very often have exhausted all options and are in need of financial assistance, for their medical expenses. The fund also supports education, research and disease prevention programmes targeted at improving women's and children's health.
As KKHHF is totally dependent on donations, on behalf of the patients, we thank the generous donors who have literally saved lives by enabling the fund to continue with its work of giving financial support to needy patients.
You can be a part of this life-saving cause; we appeal to you for your kind and generous support*.
*All donations received are managed by SingHealth Fund (SHF), an institution of a Public Character (UEN 201624016E). Donations must be received by Giving.sg for processing by 31 December 2023 for your 2023 donations to be eligible for a 250% tax deduction of the gift value in YA2024. Thank you for your understanding.
Website Link: https://www.kkh.com.sg/KKHHF