June 22, 2018 | Awards & RecognitionUpclose 

Help and support for patients with heart failure

The LVAD is a life-saver to many patients with heart failure. However, patients have to learn to cope with living with an LVAD, and this is where the LVAD support group steps in, providing pre- and post-surgery education as well as emotional support.

June 11, 2018 | Awards & RecognitionUpclose 

62 year old going strong despite parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease has not stopped 62-year-old Michael Tan from leading a fulfilling life. He has been appointed as the PD ambassador for Singapore by the World Parkinson Coalition.

June 06, 2018 | UpcloseAwards & Recognition 

Stand by me

Mr Teo Peng Ho has been taking care of his friend Mr Ong Chin Tat, who suffers from kidney failure and diabetes, for the past 10 years. He considers Mr Ong as a family member and accompanies him for dialysis and medical appointments. Many people have questioned, why would he go to such lengths for a friend?

May 31, 2018 | Giving & PhilanthropyClinical Care and InnovationPublicationUpclose 

Every dollar makes a difference

Staff from across SingHealth institutions are providing more than clinical support for their patients. Two pharmacy technicians share why they decided to take part in monthly giving.

May 31, 2018 | Giving & PhilanthropyAwards & RecognitionNursingUpclose 

A huge heart for cardiac patients

Sister Lim Suh Fen dedicated her life to caring for cardiac patients. In memory of her, a new fund is being set up so that her legacy lives on.

May 22, 2018 | Awards & RecognitionUpclose 

A daughter’s undying love

For the past 11 years, Mdm Chee had been taking care of her mother, never spending a day apart, till her mother passed away last year at the ripe old age of 101. Despite the many sacrifices she made for her mother, she is simply thankful for being able to take care of her mother and for all the good memories created with her.

May 21, 2018 | UpcloseGiving & Philanthropy 

Brother's greatest gift - his kidney

T'ang Quartet brothers talk about arduous journey to donate kidney to younger sibling

May 18, 2018 | UpcloseAwards & Recognition 

Burns survivor now a medical student

Back in 2015, there was a horrific explosion at the Colour Play Asia Festival in Taipei, and Ms Megan Loy suffered third to fourth degree burns over 80 percent of her body. The road to recovery was long and painful. Nevertheless, she did not let her injuries define her, and is now a medical student in NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

March 28, 2018 | UpcloseResearchGiving & PhilanthropyPublication 

From donor to fundraising volunteer

When Melvin Lee’s wife died at the age of 36, he made a donation to support research into rare and genetic cancers to help others facing similar diseases. But he wanted to do more to honour his wife’s memory and keep alive her kind and giving spirit.

March 28, 2018 | UpcloseClinical Care and InnovationEventsGiving & PhilanthropyPublication 

Dementia takes centre stage

An award-winning play that delivered more laughter than tears raised awareness of dementia and funds to find a cure. Among the audience at the fundraising show were caregivers whose seats were sponsored by members of the public and SingHealth staff.