|The Patient Care Centre (Singapore) began in 1995 as the Patient
Education Centre. It was organised by a team of doctors, nurses and counselors to develop a comprehensive HIV/AIDS programme to cope
with the increasing trend of HIV-positive cases who were largely males
with little education.
In February 1996, the Patient Education Centre was transferred to the
Centre for Communicable Disease (CDC) in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. As
there was poor understanding and support from families of infected
individuals and the community, approval was sought from the Ministry of Health (MOH) to rename the Patient Education Centre to the Patient Care Centre. The MOH provided funds to renovate the premises for the newly-created Patient Care Centre (PCC).
By September 1997, PCC was ready to open its doors. Currently, there
are only two paid staff working at PCC. The Patient Care Coordinator
handles the administrative duties and programmes run in the centre.The home care programmes are coordinated by the home care nurse.With only
two paid staff, PCC is run mainly by volunteers, who provide assistance, transportation, food and other essential services to implement the various programmes at no charge to patients.
|Training Schedule '02|
|To provide support to, and eventually adapt patients to society, where
they may find meaningful work.
To convince potential employers that HIV patients have the capability of contributing productively.
To achieve gradual acceptance of HIV patients in society, through
education on the illness.
|On behalf of PCC, Ace Productions will launch
"Overcoming [AIDS]norance Campaign" between 1 March - 15 April 2002. In conjunction, a roadshow will be held at Heeren, Orchard on Saturday, March 16.(Layout)
IndoChine, together with Studio for Conservation and Restoration- Renate Kant Pte Ltd is organising a fund-raising event to raise money to help set up
a Coffee and Art Corner for HIV patients.
Date: March 8, 2002 (Friday)
Time: 1830 hours
Venue: Studio for Conservation and Restoration- Renate Kant Pte Ltd
2 Mandalay Road (black/white bungalow opposite the National Skin Centre)
Cost: $35 per person (inclusive of IndoChine buffet and wine) to be paid at the door by cash or cheque. Further contributions will be greatly appreciated. Click for more details.
|Patient Care Centre
Communicable Disease Centre
357 7900 (Tel)
357 7910 (Fax)