How Your Donation Makes a Difference
A $50 donation improves the mobility of our needy patients by providing them with walking aids.
A $100 donation allows our needy patients to continue the recovery journey at home by providing them with medical supplies such as wound dressing.
A $200 donation improves the overall health of our needy patients by providing them with one month's supply of milk feeds.
A $500 donation enables our needy patients who have breathing difficulties to be home with their loved ones, by providing them with breathing machines.
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2) Walk 250,000 steps in 25 days. Rally loved ones to donate to the nurses' campaigns, in support of your steps.
All donations go to TTSH CF.
At the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, a day's work for nurse Azim includes assessing and monitoring patients' conditions as well as administering medications. He also carries out orders and treatment plans for patients based on their specific needs. Given that some patients may not converse in English well; Azim uses an app or simple sign language to communicate with patients to ensure that their needs are met.
Azim believes that eating well is also part of his patients' recovery process. He tries his best to ensure that meals served to his patients are appetising and suited to their taste buds. He would liaise with the kitchen and request for changes to their diet, where possible.
"My nursing journey has been colourful so far. Meeting people from all walks of life taught me many valuable lessons. COVID-19 made me realise the fragility of life. I've witnessed the sheer determination of one of my patients with COVID-19, fighting hard to stay alive just to be with his family again. This makes me value my loved ones more and not take them for granted".
The past 8 years of caring for patients have instilled a deep sense of satisfaction in Azim's nursing journey.
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.
2020 marks our Silver Jubilee, and TTSH Community Fund is grateful to our donors and well-wishers for their continued support, which has enabled us to serve our needy patients in the community these past 25 years.