When you give to the SKH Better Health Fund, you will help many patients in need to access essential care when other sources of assistance are unavailable or have been utilised. Your support will alleviate their financial worries and give them strength to get well.
Many of these needy patients are seniors living alone and without family support. Most of them struggle with chronic medical conditions which affect their ability to work. Others are not independently mobile due to illness and cannot even afford a taxi ride to the hospital for medical follow-up.
Your gift will help them afford medical consumables and devices (e.g. blood pressure monitors for patients with heart disease), dietary supplements (e.g. milk feeds for cancer patients who need to maintain their weight to continue chemotherapy treatment) and transportation aid to receive medical help, among other forms of support.
Your support will be key to patients experiencing better care beyond basic services and tackling community health issues so that we stay well. Your donation will help fund patient care initiatives such as community health and preventive care and holistic healing programmes.
Community Health and Preventive Care
As the population ages, we want to extend beyond caring for patients in the hospital. We seek to help the frail regain strength and integrate back into the community as well as look at population health upstream.
For too long, medical care has always focused on treating the physical ailments of the patient. For healing to take place, we have to look at the patient holistically from a mental and social dimension. Elevation of patient moods, providing a warm versus a cold and antiseptic environment, can all contribute to better healing.
At Sengkang General Hospital, we believe in using the arts to not only humanise the hospital but also to actively engage patients to elevate their moods, relieve their pain, as well as in motivating them to participate in self-care and keeping a positive attitude.
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