Assisi Hospice

Patient Stories

I’m not in hospice to die but to take photos Mr Lee suffers from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a progressive respiratory disease that causes breathing difficulties, and he is spending his last days at the Assisi Hospice.
A Christmas Unlike Others With Christmas round the corner, many would relish in the joy of receiving and spending time with family. For some, this can only be a dream.
A Home Care Patient’s Journey Mr Temian Bin Sakiran, aged 71 years, had been living with rheumatic heart disease since he was 12 years old when a bout of rheumatic fever hit him. He has been on long term medication throughout his adult life
An Untold Story in Holland Village Mr Quek, aged 73 years, came from a poor family. Living in a kampong in the early days, he started working as a construction apprentice at the young age of 13
Always Yours “Can you help me with this idea of a scrapbook?” Mr Yee Swee Fan asked of the social workers. The social workers agreed and went about helping him make the scrapbook.
A Safety Net in Assisi Hospice A single man in his 70s, Mr Leo Ah Koon used to work at a shipyard, before taking on jobs at hawker centres and coffee shops. Home was a sparsely-furnished rental flat which he shared with a younger brother until the latter moved away
Never Alone At The End Life had not been easy for Mr Loong. With only a few years of primary education, he started working at the age of 14, taking on various odd jobs including peddling ice-cream on the street and construction work.
Caring Beyond The Patient Like all mothers, Madam Tan wanted the best for her family. She was contented living in a 4-room HDB flat with her husband and two sons. However, their lives all took a turn when she was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer
A Husband’s Dedication When Surjeet was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, Mr Singh knew he had to take on the caregiving role for his wife. In his 60s then, he learnt how to cook and clean
A Mother’s Love Is The Greatest Mdm Sng never had it easy. After her children grew up and left the family home, she moved into a one-room rental flat in Ang Mo Kio with her husband and intellectually-disabled son.
I Feel Accepted At Assisi To Raj, or Ivan as he was known later, life was never easy. Despite the challenges he faced in school and at home, Raj never gave up
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