• FIRST OUTDOOR CONCERT MARKS ASSISI HOSPICE’S MAIDEN VOYAGE IN SHARING EVENTS WITH THE COMMUNITY published on April 22, 2017

    Concert is the inaugural event of Share@Assisi, a series of community outreach events to share events with families, caregivers and the community. Concert attendees include patients of Assisi Hospice, as well as residents of care facilities in the Thomson-Toa Payoh vicinity Assisi Hospice has stepped up its community outreach efforts

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  • Help for terminally ill children and their parents at Assisi Hospice’s new paediatric ward published by Channel News Asia on April 12, 2017

    Assisi Hospice has opened Singapore first paediatric palliative ward to offer care to children with terminal illnesses.   SINGAPORE: Kelly Ho was once an active, talkative girl, but at the age of 13, a rare terminal illness confined her to a wheelchair and robbed her of her ability to talk

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  • ASSISI HOSPICE AND TEMASEK FOUNDATION CARES ESTABLISH SINGAPORE’S FIRST INPATIENT DEMENTIA AND PAEDIATRIC HOSPICE PROGRAMMES published on April 12, 2017

    First of its kind care model that provides personalised care for individuals in the designated dementia and paediatric hospice wards Assisi Hospice and Temasek Foundation Cares announced today the first ever inpatient dementia and paediatric hospice programmes in Singapore. Based in Assisi Hospice, the two pilot programmes will feature new

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  • Palliative care for dementia patients published by The Straits Times on April 11, 2017

    At Assisi Hospice’s new ward, they can live out their last days in comfort and dignity   Madam Liow Ah Tay, 87, has struggled with dementia for the last decade. Now as her health declines further, she had been admitted into the first hospice ward here for dementia patients.In 2007,

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  • More getting palliative services published by The Straits Times on February 16, 2017

    Since the middle of last year, doctors and nurses have been visiting Mr George S. Pathy, 87, at his one-room rental flat in Punggol to monitor his vital signs and review his medication. The visits, which take place once every two to three weeks, are free. Low-income individuals like Mr

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  • Assisi Hospice moves to new home published by The Straits Times on January 11, 2017

    Palliative care provider’s new building has 85 beds and can serve more than 2,000 patients Lush sofa seats in cosy corners, spacious dining halls and a playground are among the improved features at the new premises of palliative care provider Assisi Hospice. Caregivers can take time out on the seats

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  • Assisi Hospice Gears Up For Move To New Home published on December 29, 2016

    Work is currently underway in Assisi Hospice to move its services to its new premise on 10 January. Located at 832 Thomson Road, the new hospice will meet the growing need for palliative services and better equip healthcare professionals and caregivers with skills and knowledge to support patients and families.

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  • Assisi Hospice wins Charity Transparency Award published by The Straits Times on October 14, 2016

    Ms Anita Fam (Chairman, Assisi Hospice) receiving the Award from Mr Gerard Ee (Chairman, Charity Council). Photo courtesy of The Charity Council.   28 September 2016 – Assisi Hospice was awarded the inaugural Charity Transparency Award (CTA) for Large Charities. Introduced by The Charity Council this year, the CTA recognises charities

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  • Companionship provided so no one dies alone published by The Straits Times on August 28, 2016

    More hospice volunteers, hospitals and individuals are providing end-of-life support Volunteers (from left) Jeanette Wee, Francis Lim, Jaki Fisher, Tio Guat Kuan (sitting), Ng Seng Chuan, Angela Sho, Paul Koh and Ashleigh Quek provide a comforting presence to patients with no family or close friends in their final hours at

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  • The only friend in death published by The Straits Times on April 21, 2016

    Founder of Luve takes on funerals of elderly folks who die with no next of kin pro bono, and sees to their last rites It is the last moment before the body is turned to ashes, but there is no sobbing or sniffling inside the Mandai Crematorium service hall. In

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  • The dying days are about living well too published by The Straits Times on March 15, 2016

    When a loved one is dying, preparations go beyond practical arrangements and medical decisions. Joyce Teo reports. As people live longer due to medical and economic advances, more may die after living for weeks or months with a life-threatening illness. Knowing that death is imminent, the dying person and his

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  • 10,000 celebrate SG50 with thanksgiving mass published by The Straits Times on July 4, 2015

    The Straits Times  Published on JUL 5, 2015, 5:19 AM SGT Wong Siew Ying PM calls Catholic Church ‘reliable partner’ in strengthening racial, religious harmony They took care of the sick, fed the poor and sheltered homeless children for close to 200 years, leaving an indelible mark on Singapore since

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  • Singaporean cycles from China for Charity published by The Straits Times on February 18, 2013

    The Straits Times, 18 February 2013 by Lim Yi Han HE CYCLES 30km to work and back home every day, just as he has done for nearly a decade. Now, he aims to cycle 5,000km from China to Singapore to raise funds for the sick. China-based Singaporean Lim Wee Yin,

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  • ASSISI HOSPICE in The Graduate published by The Graduate on July 22, 2012

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  • Compassion and Care on the Final Journey published by Catholic News on February 26, 2012

    Published in CATHOLIC NEWS – February 26, 2012, Vol 62, No 04.OUR SOCIAL MISSION by Caritas Singapore Community CouncilBy Vanessa Lee At Assisi Hospice, staff and volunteers help the terminally ill and their family members to face death gently. It is not only the dying who receive care at Assisi

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  • Assisi Hospice to have New Building published on December 1, 2011

    The Catholic News – 4 December 2011, Vol 61, No.24 Expansion a response to growing needs of Singapore society Assisi Hospice is looking forward to newer and bigger premises by the end of 2014 to cater to the increasing need for palliative care in Singapore. The new hospice will be

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  • Bigger Assisi Hospice by 2014 published by The Straits Times on November 8, 2011

    By Janice Tai | Published in The Straits Times on 08 November 2011 THE Assisi Hospice in Thomson Road will be redeveloped to meet the increasing palliative care needs of Singapore. The new hospice will be built on a 0.55ha site next to its current premises at Mount Alvernia Hospital.

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  • National plan for palliative care to come, says Health Minister published by The Straits Times on November 8, 2011

    By Janice Tai | Published in The Straits Times on 08 November 2011 MORE will be done to ensure Singaporeans nearing the end of their lives are well cared for, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said last night. A national strategy for palliative care is being formulated and it will,

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  • Singapore’s National Strategy on Palliative Care published on November 7, 2011

    16/11/2011 MediaCorp Radio 938LIVE  Last week, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced it will be working with the Assisi Hospice, one of Singapore’s oldest hospices, to boost its capacity and develop it into a centre for palliative care training. This is as it prepares to release a National Strategy for

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  • Singapore to boost Palliative Care Sector published by The Straits Times on November 7, 2011

    By Evelyn Choo | Posted: 07 November 2011 2039 hrs This story was printed from channelnewsasia.com SINGAPORE: Singapore’s 42-year-old Assisi Hospice will be redeveloped as part of national plans to expand and train the professional pool for the palliative care sector. Speaking at the hospice’s charity dinner Monday evening, Health

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  • SFX altar servers reach out to hospice patients published on August 23, 2011

    The Catholic News – JULY 31, 2011, Vol 61, No 15 Left and below: Altar servers from the Church of St Francis Xavier spent time interacting with Assisi Hospice patients during the June school holidays. Altar servers from the Church of St Francis Xavier spent time with cancer patients at

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