THE SPIRIT OF RUNNING AND GIVING, 23 DecWhen Mr Lee Kian Soon crossed the finish line of the Craze Ultra marathon after more than 21 hours of running, he felt an immense sense of achievement. Aside from completing his longest marathon to date, he was running for a cause...read more.
THE FINAL GOODBYE, 12 SeptThe recently established Palliative Huddle at Bright Vision Hospital, where a multidisciplinary palliative team gets together three times a week to discuss the patients’ previous 24 hours, was instrumental in bringing about an end-of-life couple’s last meeting...read more.
A PRESENCE THAT HEALS, 13 JuneChristie Yeo began as a volunteer seven years ago by participating in various activities with patients. The mother of three enjoyed the flexibility of managing her own schedule and is able to set aside time to volunteer at Bright Vision Hospital (BVH)...read more.
CHANGING FOR A GOOD CAUSE, 3 JuneWinning the Healthcare Humanity Awards 2019 could be one of the highlights of Jesline Leong Yoke Sim's career as a Senior Occupational Therapy Assistant at Bright Vision Hospital (BVH), but that wasn't the reason she switched to a career in healthcare...read more.
A PEACEFUL CORNER, 14 MayMany people head to parks to inhale fresh air and surround themselves with greenery. For our patients at BVH, they can do the same without leaving the hospital – they need only to take the lift to level three to get to the Faith Patio, located next to Faith Ward...read more.
A HEARTWARMING MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION AT BRIGHT VISION HOSPITAL, 11 MayHokkien singer Xie Jin Shi (谢金石) may not be familiar to you and I, but he is superstar status for the elderly patients at Bright Vision Hospital. One of the pioneers of the Singapore music scene in the early 60s, he is known for his rendition of Hokkien hits...read more.
TOGETHER FOR THE COMMUNITY, 16 AprSingapore Pools' Livewire Outlet is where lottery winners go to collect their winnings. Lifted by their stroke of fortune, it seems the perfect opportunity to ask for a donation. So in 2016, Bright Vision Hospital launched the Winners Donation Programme, where nine volunteers spent six Mondays at Livewire to raise funds for needy patients...read more.
CARING FOR CAREGIVERS, 11 MarFor 32-year-old Muhammad Firdaus Bin Mohamed Zin, working as a physiotherapist in the palliative ward at Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) for the past year has been an eye-opener. Compared to his four years’ experience caring for rehab or sub-acute patients, palliative care requires him to be more resilient, extra compassionate and empathising on the job...read more.
THE EXTENSION OF MEDISHIELD LIFE AND ITS IMPACT ON CH PATIENTS, 21 FebLast year, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that the national health insurance scheme, MediShield Life, has been extended to cover more healthcare needs, and part of this extension impacts our patients at SCH...read more.
THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT HOPE, 21 FebAt one look, patients Mr Juffri Bin Latif and Mr Albert Chan may seem to be as different as day and night. 47-year-old Mr Juffri is very proactive and likes to be independent, while 71-year-old Mr Chan prefers to take things a bit more slowly. Who knew that they would both come together to work hand in hand to create a piece of art...read more.
SPEECH THERAPY - MORE THAN JUST A JOB, 21 FebYip Hui Ming’s curiosity about the healthcare sector was first piqued when she joined as a member of the St John Ambulance Brigade during her secondary school days. She also found the field of communications intriguing – although it is something that we engage in every day, executing it effectively may not be as simple as it seems...read more.
RECONNECTING WITH THE PAST, 29 JanFor the unfamiliar, Huat Kueh (palm sugar steamed muffin) is a snack traditionally made or bought during the Lunar New Year, as it signifies good luck and prosperity for the family. This cooking session is the third out of the 16 therapy sessions that will be conducted together with patients as part of the Reminiscence Therapy Programme which SCH is collaborating with the National Heritage Board (NHB), starting at Sengkang Community Hospital....read more.
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