Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM

I am David, and I just lost my beloved wife Ong Swee Hoon to cancer on 13 August 2022. She battled cancer courageously and positively for 2 years.

During the last months of her life journey, pain attacks were so frequent, I can only watch helplessly as she cried out in agony.

Thankfully, we were put in touch with Assisi Hospice. This organization provides palliative care and support for terminally ill patients and their families.

I am especially grateful to the home team from Assisi Hospice. Doctor Venga and his team from hospice (home care division) visited my house to provide pain management advice and treatment for my wife. The doctor and nurses listened patiently to our concerns, while medicine was titrated regularly to mitigate the pain attacks. I am especially touched that they even followed up with WhatsApp after each visit. These kind acts brought the much-needed support to us, and these services are provided free of charge.

During the last 3 weeks of my wife's journey, I admitted her to Assisi Hospice. There, I witnessed how caring and dedicated everyone is to the patients.

Their dedication and professionalism inspired me to start this campaign for Assisi Hospice, so they can continue to provide quality and professional palliative care to all terminally ill. Please join me in this good cause, to allow Assisi Hospice to continue providing professional palliative care to all terminally ill patient regardless of race, faith or financial position.

About The Charity

Journey with us to support our needy patients with terminal illness and their caregivers. 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.


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