Our Community Hospital provides the following suite of palliative care services with the aim to improve the quality of life of patients through therapeutic intervention.

IHPCS serves end-of-life patients who cannot be cared for at home and provides patient-centric and seamless care to patients receiving inpatient palliative care which includes relieving symptoms such as pain and breathlessness through oral and subcutaneous medication, socio-emotional support for patients and caregivers and administration of intravenous medication and specialised wound care for complex wounds for patients requiring specialised care.

 

Objectives

• Improve the quality of life of patients with life-limiting illness and their families through the prevention and relief of suffering

• Provide emotional and psychological support to help patients and their loved ones cope with the impending death, grief and loss.

• Manage patients with complex palliative care needs.

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I-CARE is a specialised rehabilitation programme specifically developed for patients suffering from chronic breathlessness as a result of advanced lung diseases, It is holistically designed to improve symptom control, self-mastery and quality of life of patients, through close inter-disciplinary collaboration between Ren Ci Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

 

Objectives

• Alleviation of breathlessness and other physical symptoms

• Psychological support and treatment of anxiety and depression • Patient-centric rehabilitation that promotes community re-integration

• Advance Care Planning (ACP) to facilitate informed decision-making regarding treatments

C-CARE is a collaboration between Ren Ci Community Hospital, TTSH Palliative Care Service, TTSH Cardiac Rehabilitation Service and TTSH Heart Failure Service, developed to provide care for heart failure patients who suffer shortness of breath and fatigue due to the heart condition.

 

Objectives

• Alleviation of breathlessness and other physical symptoms

• Psychological support and treatment

• Patient-centric rehabilitation that promotes community re-integration

• Advance Care Planning (ACP)

• Optimise heart failure treatment and medication titration

• Self-management of fluid status

• Reinforce education for Heart failure management at home and in community

Ren Ci’s hip fracture programme serves to cover care services provided to a patient during a clinical episode that extends both at acute hospitals and post treatment at community hospital under a bundled scheme from MOH which aims to promote the provision of coordinated value-based care from both acute and community hospitals which provide the post-operative care and rehabilitation for hip fracture patients, thereby leading to shorter length of stay and lesser readmission.

 

Objectives

• Seamless transfer from acute setting to community hospital and support care transformation and right siting of patients

• Integrated care plan through single clinical care team and continuous rehab programme to track common indicators and focus on patient outcomes

• Strengthen NHG’s ability to orchestrate care for better continuity of care in the Central Zone

• To reduce the length of stay without compromising quality of care and outcome and improve coping ability after discharge

Enrolment
To register your loved one, you will need doctor to assess suitability for such services. Please speak to your care staff at the hospital that you or your loved one is staying, and he/she will assist you in submitting an application.