In January 2017, Assisi Hospice moved into a new purpose-built hospice, located next to the current building. This marked a new page in our history and a big leap in palliative care in Singapore. The new facility will see an increase in capacity, allowing us to serve more than two times the previous number of patients every year. As Mr Ronny Tan (Former Chairman, Assisi Hospice) shared, “We did go far enough, setting a new baseline for the sector and future new hospices will also benefit.”
The new hospice’s salutogenic design philosophy focuses on supporting health and well-being. We have poured much thought and love into every detail, from the building/room orientation to the creation of private spaces for families and decentralisation of nursing stations so they can be closer to patients. Study trips were made to hospices in USA and Hong Kong; patients’ family members were roped in; local and international experts in specialised fields such as palliative care, psychiatry and paediatric palliative medicine were consulted – we left no stone unturned in our commitment to the needs of our patients and their families.
We would like to thank our Board of Directors, members of the Task Force and the Sub-Committees, volunteers, donors, friends and staff who have been part of this momentous journey. Without you, this would not be possible. Thank you.
832 Thomson Road
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Built for The Future
- 6-storey purpose built hospice
- 85 inpatient beds, up from existing 37 beds
- Expanded Day Care Centre to double capacity to 50 patients
- Double the number of Home Care patients we can care for Patient-centric, to cater to patients and families’ needs
- Meets ageing community’s needs
Purpose Built Infrastructure
- Space to implement dignity-in-care initiatives for patients
- Environment that facilitates safety and efficiency of staff and patients
- Use of IT and technology for better patient care
- 5 paediatric beds for children with lifethreatening illnesses
- Stand-alone ward with family facilities
- 16-bedded dementia-friendly ward
- A comforting home-like environment that improves patients’ quality of life
- Family rooms to cater to loved ones who wish to stay over
- Cosy communal spaces for patients and families to interact
- Private spaces for families who wish to grieve