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ends 15 Nov 2022, 11:59 PM
Sutana Binte Ja'afar's hearty laughter is symbolic to her fighting spirit. Nothing seems to be able to bring her down.

44-year-old Sutana, a single mother with three school going children, was admitted to St Luke's Hospital (SLH) for rehabilitation care. After a weight-loss surgery, she suffered postoperative complications including lower limb weakness and finger numbness.

Weighing 160 kg at 155 cm, the immense pressure on her knees caused severe pain, to the point where she was unable to travel to work. The surgery was a last-ditch effort to regain her mobility and independence.

When she was admitted to SLH, she could barely get off the bed.

"I was in the hospital but I was actually happy. After the nerve issue, I could not move at all and spent all my time lying in bed. My therapist is very encouraging, and she will often massage my feet to alleviate the numbness. There were a lot of bed exercises. When I could finally stand, I was not confident. I would go 'Oh no, I am going to fall!', but the therapist will always encourage me."

Now, Sutana has returned home.

Your donation will go a long way to help our patients who are like Sutana, to enable quality care for our patients and re-integrate them into their homes and communities.

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 2,300 inpatients and 3,500 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). We topped the Community Hospital Patient Experience Survey in 2018.

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