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Sunflower Remembrance Day
30 April 2018

Care that extends beyond service

Click here to view highlights of our latest Sunflower Remembrance Day event. 

There is no definite end to the grieving period for a bereaved family member when a loved one has passed on. HCA Hospice Care (HCA)’s Sunflower Remembrance Day, serves as an opportunity for nurses, doctors and medical social workers to reconnect with the family and support them in their grief journey towards healing.

“Today’s Sunflower Remembrance Day taught me that care does not end after the patient passes on, but continues on with their family members and caregivers,” shared Tiffany Nguyen, 22, a student with Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies in the National University of Singapore. Tiffany was one of the 10 volunteers from the university’s volunteer group, Caring Hearts.  

A total of 16 families gathered to remember their loved ones on Saturday, 14 April 2018 at HCA Hospice Care’s (HCA) auditorium. The sombre but heartfelt event saw many family members reconnect with their primary care nurse and doctor, some of whom have become friends or part of the family.

Some eyes were filled with tears as they listened to Ms Nursaadah’s sharing about her caregiving experience and the struggles of letting go of her grandmother whom she loved dearly.

Ms Siti Syakirah Noble, 18, a graduate of SOTA (School of the Arts) stole the hearts of many as she crooned to the tunes of “Terlau Istimewa” by Adibah Noor and “Make you feel my love” by Adele. Sharing what touched her most at the event, she said, “It would be the caregiver sharing by Nursaadah, as I can relate to that on some level. As human beings we can relate to the loss of a loved one and how to move on from there.”

If you would like to contribute to future Sunflower Remembrance events through your talents or in kind, please contact our colleagues from the Psychosocial Services team at pss@hcahospicecare.org.sg.