Assisi Hospice offers two wards with a total of 37 beds, 19 of which are single-bedded rooms. The rest of the rooms are either double, four or five bedded with sufficient space for visitors.
All our rooms and wards are fully furnished with electronic hospital beds, television sets, en suite showers and toilet facilities. Our rooms are overlooking a beautifully landscaped garden with a water curtain feature, providing you a tranquil environment.
Most of the people admitted to the inpatient wards have prognosis of 3 months of less. They and their family choose to be cared for at the Inpatient service so that their symptoms can be better managed. For respite care, the caregivers can have a break, for transition between hospital and home when the home environment is being prepared and for the final place of care before death.
Patients can avail themselves to the relaxing and therapeutic activities held at the Day Centre each day from Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays). The activities include massages, reflexology, music therapy and exercises, painting, and socialising with others. For patients who are bed bound, they have access to volunteers who can accompany them for recreational activities such as massage, reading and befriending visits.
- Doctor’s attendance
- 24-hour medical and nursing care
- Nutritious meals
- Accommodation for patient
- Accompanying care-giver welcome
- Standard medication and investigations (This does not include chemotherapy, CT and MRI scans)
We will require your doctor or consultant to complete our referral form and to submit it together with a medical report.
The hospice administration will contact the referring hospital ward staff or family member indicated on the form regarding admission arrangements.
At Assisi Hospice, we will not turn away anyone who needs hospice and palliative care because they cannot afford the cost. Our counsellor / social worker will conduct an interview to determine if financial assistance is required.
We rely on the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) subsidy for your care. We would need to conduct a means testing assessment to ascertain if you are entitled to this subsidy. This can only be done with supporting documents from you and your family. We seek your kind co-operation to provide the required information and document/s for the means test.
You can use up to $160 per day from your Medisave account. Alternatively, you may use your spouse Medisave account. The Medisave account holder has to bring his/her NRIC and sign necessary forms.
Things to bring on admission
For admission, please bring along your clothes (day/night wear), toothpaste/toothbrush, baby oil, shampoo, baby powder (small bottles) and diapers/sarong (if needed).
We welcome your visitors, including children to give support. We can even arrange visits by your pet with the nursing staff in your respective wards. This arrangement is subject to changes as deem necessary for the patient’s benefit.