Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) Hospice Care, the first hospice home care service in Singapore, was established in 1987. Since then, the team has provided home hospice care to support the needs of the Singapore community. SCS Hospice Home Care, as the team is now known, is one of the founding members of the Singapore Hospice Council. Since its formation, our hospice care services have been increasing in both capacity and capability to better cope with growing needs.

 

In the advanced stages of cancer, patients may choose to receive care and support in their homes to maximise their quality of life for as long as possible. Many patients prefer to spend their final days with their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes. The SCS Hospice Home Care team applies a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure that both patients’ and their family members’ needs are appropriately assessed and addressed.

 

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SCS Hospice Care team comprises of Medical and Allied health professionals: 

SCS Clinical Team & Visiting Consultants

SCS Clinical Team
Name Contact

Dr Teoh Ren Shang

SCS Senior Resident Physician

(Masters in Family Med, Grad Diploma in Palliative Med)

 

Dr Yew Woon Wah
SCS Resident Physician

(Masters in Family Med)

 

Doris Ho

Nurse Manager

 

 

     

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Visiting Consultants

Dr Norhisham Bin Main

Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine & Palliative Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Dr Kok Jaan Yang

Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine

Parkway Cancer Centre

Gleneagles Hospital

Dr Ramaswamy Akhileswaran

Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

 

 

 

SCS Hospice Care team makes regular visits to patients and their families to provide:

Clinical Assessment and Treatment

SCS professionals assess the needs of patients, their caregivers, and their families, providing help in managing symptoms like pain, as well as teaching caregivers how to care for their loved ones.

Psychosocial Services

Patients and their caregivers receive financial assistance, psychosocial and emotional support. PSS also offers bereavement support to family members and caregivers in the months following the death of a patient.

Home Rehabilitation

SCS therapists assess and train patients and their caregivers on exercises aimed at maintaining their function in day to day activities. Home rehabilitation also includes home modification and caregiver training.

Loan of Equipment

SCS loans equipment such as oxygen concentrators and syringe drivers as well as rehabilitation equipment such as wheelchairs, commodes and walking aids to patients.

Welfare Aid

Eligible patients receive monthly aid for daily needs and medical supplies as recommended by their medical team.

Living-Well Programme

SCS enhances the dignity of care and quality living for financially needy patients by enabling them to reside in their homes until their last days, fulfilling last wishes and enabling legacy building.