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Introducing HCA’s new CEO, Ms Angeline Wee
07 January 2016

Welcome Ms Angeline Wee, CEO of HCA Hospice Care! We had an opportunity to hear a little about her personal life, her visions and plans for HCA.

Tell us a little more about yourself.

I came from the IT industry and have been in MNCs for the last 33 years. In 2007, my son, Thaddeus, a young triathlete passed on at the finishing line of the race. It has been more than eight years, it is not easy and I think about him all the time. Sudden death of a loved one is painful and traumatic; we do not get a chance to say goodbye. But I’ve learnt a lot and hope to share my learnings with others.

How did you sense this is the door you would like to walk through in this season of your life?

I realised that while it is important to look after the patients and make them comfortable, it is also crucial to look after and care for those being left behind. After my son’s passing, I received many calls from individuals who had faced the demise of their child. They were seeking for help and comfort and asking how my family and I coped. Some just needed a listening ear. It was like a preparation to where I am right now. I saw the need to care for those left behind and no one else does this as actively as HCA Hospice Care. I knew clearly that it’s my calling in this season. It is time I did something fulfilling and meaningful. If I did not grab this opportunity to embark now, I don’t think I will ever do.

What do you envision for HCA Hospice Care?

My hope is to meet every single one in the organisation during level meetings. My door is always open for all to share your concerns, aspirations and wishes that will benefit the organisation and our “customers”(patients and caregivers).

When someone talks about hospice, I hope that people will recognise HCA as a good hospice that takes care of patients and caregivers. I envision volunteers everywhere helping out and giving their time to HCA. Our services will remain free and I believe individuals and corporates will see the meaning of the work we do and be forthcoming with their time, talents and treasures so that we could do more for our patients and caregivers.

When someone talks about hospice, I hope that people will recognise HCA as a good hospice that takes care of patients and caregivers. I envision volunteers everywhere helping out and giving their time to HCA. Our services will remain free and I believe individuals and corporates will see the meaning of the work we do and be forthcoming with their time, talents and treasures so that we could do more for our patients and caregivers.

We need the right people to hop on the same bus so that we can move forward in unison, striving for the same goals. With our strong team spirit and compassion, we will together soar and achieve great works for our fellowmen.

Drop us an email at communications@hcahospicecare.org.sg if you have any questions or note to share with Angeline!