“Precious Gems 18″ – Before I Die



On a balmy Saturday afternoon, many people gathered at the Atrium of the Toa Payoh Hub to participate in Project Happy Apples (PHA) Life Stories Exhibition. This exhibition took more than a year to plan and was put together by second year students from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The objective – to make more people aware about … Read More

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Kind Benefactors

CharmaineA Note of Thanks!, Donors, September / October 2017


Donors are vital to our survival! HCA’s annual operating costs incurred from serving our patients are partially funded by MOH and NCSS. We rely on kind donations from members of the public and corporations to cover the rest of our expenditure. We would like to highlight and thank the following corporate and community partners for their generosity in August and September … Read More

Breaking Taboo, Building Bridges

CharmaineHighlights @ HCA, September / October 2017


(From centre to right) Dr Lam Pin Min, Dr Tan Poh Kiang HCA President, Ms Angeline Wee HCA CEO and Mr Tay Kuang Teck of Project Happy Apples sharing a light-hearted moment at Life Stories Exhibition. HCA joins a dedicated group of volunteers to bring fresh perspectives of palliative care to the public.   Two blackboards with the words, “Before … Read More

Keeping the cause in sight

CharmaineHighlights @ HCA, September / October 2017


HCA’s patron, Mr Lim Boon Heng, shared personal insights into his own experiences. More than just a game of golf, we were reminded of HCA’s raison d’etre (our most important purpose).   On 12 October, 112 golfers gathered at Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) for a day of swinging good fun in support of HCA Charity Golf 2017. A total … Read More

Learning to Let Go

CharmaineHighlights @ HCA, September / October 2017

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Mdm Saadah  with her beloved grandma, Mdm Saudah. On Sunflower Remembrance Day, we find out how accepting reality is key to moving forward for both caregiver and family.   Ms Nur Saadah, was in Dublin when she received a call that she had been dreading, from Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The stomach pain that her beloved grandma, Mdm Saudah Binte … Read More

A Young Boy’s Final Gift

CharmaineFeature, September / October 2017


 Accomplished author Kavisha with his first publication. Little Kavisha puts his knowledge of dinosaurs to good use — by writing a book as a tribute to his mother.   For nine-year-old Kavisha Fernando, writing a book was the last act of love for his mother, Keshari, one of HCA’s patients. The loving, close-knit family of four was struck with devastating … Read More