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It is also common for family members to quit their jobs to take on caregiving roles, particularly when the patients are not able to take care of their own personal needs alone. The loss of income cause great financial and emotional stress for both patients and their family members.
This is where TTSH Community Fund comes in to support them so that they can better cope and manage.
Some needy patients we help include those who are dependent on breathing equipment due to respiratory illnesses or conditions caused by other medical issues.
Many such patients want to go home but they cannot afford the expensive out-of-pocket cost of the breathing equipment. TTSH Community Fund's Help Me Go Home Programme provides these patients with the much needed breathing machines and also cough assist machines where required, so that they can return home to their loved ones.
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.
Every year, our Charity disburses more than $2 million for our patient-centred programmes, and to support healthcare research, innovation and training for our staff and the community, to deliver better patient care.
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 with their out-of-pocket medical expenses so that they can gain greater independence, improve their quality of life and enable them to integrate back into the community.
Our Charity runs entirely on public donations. Every dollar to the Charity goes directly to support our activities. TTSH Community Fund is a registered charity with IPC status.