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About Campaignends 13 Nov 2020, 11:59 PM
When he was hospitalised, he turned to handicraft to forget about his misery. Patients' families and nurses would help him get more materials, out of their own pockets. Financially, St Luke's Hospital also provided additional subsidy above government subsidy. That helped Tony as he did not have to make any out-of-pocket payment for his hospital stay.
Following his discharge, an occupational therapist and medical social worker visited Tony's flat to help him enhance safety at home. The hospital also procured and provided him with a ramp-like structure and shower chair.
The help given and acts of kindness touched him. Upon discharge, Tony started to volunteer at St Luke's Hospital.
"So many people have helped me. Now, I want to help them," said Tony.
He needs a wheelchair to move around. He has not worked for more than a year. His wife, who has polio, works three times a week as a newspaper vendor, earning around S$20 a day. His only child just entered the workforce but her monthly salary is barely enough.
Despite their struggles, they share what they have with others.
With your giving, be part of our Serving, Loving, Healing.
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About the Charity
St Luke's Hospital, named after the patron saint of the medical profession, was the first hospital in Singapore dedicated to the elderly sick.
We have expanded our services beyond the elderly to enrich more lives. An Institution of a Public Character, we care for 2,000 inpatients and 3,000 outpatients each year, regardless of race, language or religion. As illnesses may be long and chronic, we care holistically for patients' physical, emotional and psychosocial well-being.
Impactful and innovative in transforming community care, we were the first recipient of the President's Award for Social Impact (2012), and the first community hospital to receive the National Healthcare Innovation and Productivity Medal (National University Hospital - St Luke's Hospital Integrated Care Path, 2016).
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