About Campaign

ends 30 Apr 2019, 11:59 PM
HEaling ART (HEART) Programme by TTSH Palliative Medicine Department aims to help palliative care patients open up through art and lift their spirits in their last days.

Palliative care patients suffer from life-limiting illnesses such as cancer or end stage organ failure. These patients are often depressed and have difficulty opening up, becoming withdrawn and quiet. Although these patients receive treatment for their physical pain and discomfort, holistic palliative care is incomplete without tending to their psycho-emotional needs.

The department introduced a trial of Art Therapy in the Palliative Care Ward in mid-2015. Through the programme, patients gradually became more positive and more responsive to their families and the palliative care team. Studies have also shown that Art Therapy had helped to reduce signs of depression and stress which are commonly faced by palliative care patients.

Your donation will go towards funding a two-year Art Therapy programme - the art materials patients need and tokens to commensurate the therapist. Any donation, large or small, will make a difference to our patients on their end-of-life journey. On behalf of our patients and their families, we thank you for your kind support!

For any queries, feel free to contact us at 6359 6392 or [email protected]

About the Charity

In keeping with Mr Tan Tock Seng's Legacy of Giving, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) set up its charity arm, TTSH Community Fund, in August 1995 to improve the quality of life of our patients and the community. Today, our Charity runs more than 100 patient-centred programmes, disbursing more than $2 million each year for the Charity's activities. We support over 2,500 needy patient cases, especially the elderly and those who fall through the cracks of the system, and those who are unable to receive help from traditional charitable agencies. From expensive non-standard medication and breathing equipment to mobility aids, community rehabilitation programmes, and even dentures to help them eat better, TTSH Community Fund helps needy patients to gain greater independence, improve their quality of life and enable them to integrate back into the community. The Fund also supports healthcare research, innovation, and training for our staff and the community to deliver better patient care. Our Charity runs entirely on public donations. Every dollar to the Charity goes directly to support our activities. The TTSH Community Fund is a registered charity with IPC status. For more information, please visit https://www.ttsh.com.sg/ttshcf/


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