Our Campaign Story

ends 02 Sep 2020, 11:59 PM

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore. It was estimated that the lifetime risk for developing cancer in the Singapore population is approximately 1 for every 4-5 people. (Statistics from National Registry of Diseases Office)
Mom passed on a year ago from bile duct cancer. She was tormented by the invading cancer cells and the lethal treatment. Yet, her will to live kept her going. She was regularly visited by HCA palliative home care team to monitor her condition. The dedication from the doctors in time of emergency gave comfort and brought peace to the family too.
The hope is for this fund raising campaign is for HCA to help more patients and families in needs.

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.

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