Patient Care Services
This service started in 1999, at a time when HIV/Aids patients were heavily stigmatized in our Singaporean society. A handful of our volunteers received training at the Communicable Disease Centre and started visiting HIV/Aids patients in isolated wards on a regular basis. In 2004, Patient Care Services also started to reach out to individuals suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.
This service reaches out to 2 groups of patients:
Patients with Communicable Diseases
Primarily working with HIV/Aids patients, our team visits the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) wards at Tan Tock Seng Hospital on a fortnightly basis and reaches out to patients through home visits after they are discharged from hospital. Services provided to patients include grocery support and touch and music therapy.
With a team of 10 volunteers, we made a total of 20 visits to the CDC wards for befriending, touch and music therapy in 2015, reaching a total of 83 patients.
Patients with Chronic Illnesses
Primarily working with patients with Multiple Sclerosis, our team provides social support through home visits, educational support through regular health talks conducted by health care professionals, and financial support in collaboration with NUH Hospital as part of the assistance assessment secretariat.
In 2015, with a team of 18 volunteers, we organised a total of 3 events and reached a total of 145 individuals.