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About Campaignends 31 Oct 2019, 11:59 PM
Ms Tan Ai Wen (22 years old) lost her father, Mr Tan (68 years old), to cancer as he passed away with dignity and peace under the compassionate care of the SACH Palliative Care Team on 16 March 2018.
Two months after his passing, Ms Tan's mother fractured her hip and had to undergo hip replacement surgery. Thankfully, all went well and she was transferred to SACH Rehabilitative Ward. Under the great care of the entire ward team, Mrs Tan is now able to walk with the assistance of a walking stick.
As Ms Tan's family savings had been depleted for the treatment of her father's cancer, she was worried that she could not pay for her mother's hospitalisation bills even after the generous subsidies provided by the government. SACH provided them additional financial aid and our medical social worker also helped Mrs Tan to apply for subsidised day care service at St. Andrew's Senior Care (Tampines) so that she could continue her rehabilitation after her discharge from SACH.
We serve many people like Mr and Mrs Tan each year, and your donation goes towards making our inpatient, primary care, day care and home care services more affordable and accessible for them. Will you support us today?
About the Charity
Out of passion to care for the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community, the St. Andrew's Medical Mission was founded in 1913 by Dr. Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, the wife of the first Anglican Bishop of Singapore who was also a medical doctor herself. Seeing the plight of the local women and children of that time and the lack of medical services for them, Dr. Ferguson-Davie set up a dispensary along Bencoolen Street for the destitute women and children. The Medical Mission continued to meet the locals' needs and thus led to the opening of more dispensaries and eventually, St. Andrew's Mission Hospital in 1923 and St. Andrew's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1939.
Working closely with the Government, SAMH constantly developed its services to meet the relevant needs of our local community at all times. Today, SAMH has under its operation: St. Andrew's Autism Centre, St. Andrew's Community Hospital, St. Andrew's Nursing Home and St. Andrew's Senior Care.