New home therapy fund to help patients

New home therapy fund to help patients
President Tony Tan and Mrs Mary Tan distributing red packets to patients during the Home Nursing Foundation’s SG50 jubilee dinner yesterday. More than 300 wheelchair- bound and semi-ambulant patients and caregivers attended the event.

Patients in need of occupational and physical therapy services at home can now get financial help from a new fund set up by Singapore's oldest and biggest provider of home nursing services.

Under the fund launched by the Home Nursing Foundation (HNF) yesterday, needy patients will enjoy free home therapy, including those already

subsidised by the Government.

The foundation intends to raise $100,000 by the end of this year for the fund.

This is expected to benefit 200 to 300 patients.

"The fund will help less privileged patients to also benefit from home rehabilitation and home improvement services," said Ms Karen Lee, chief executive officer of HNF, at its SG50 jubilee celebration dinner yesterday.

More than 300 wheelchair- bound and semi-ambulant patients and caregivers were present.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Mrs Mary Tan also attended the event at the Pan Pacific Singapore.


This article was first published on Feb 1, 2015.
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