As healthcare staff, we have the privilege of meeting or interacting with our patients daily. We witness what they are going through and their struggles in overcoming their conditions. Oftentimes, many of us find that as much as we could like to extend a helping hand, we are limited in what we can do. 

One small way in which we can help that makes a big impact is by contributing to the NHCS Heart To Heart Fund. The Fund provides aid to financially needy patients, and supports medical research and training programmes that better patient outcomes.

Assistant Nurse Clinician, Lim Choon Chai, understands what it is like to be financially handicapped, “I was from a poor family so I understand the difficulty. There is a Chinese saying – 助人为快乐之本 (helping others is one’s source of happiness). I am happy if I can help others!”

A small monthly donation from each staff is all it takes to ensure that there is continued financial support for our patients. Not only can they be relieved of the major burden of worrying about their medical bills, more importantly, they can focus on getting better.

Every bit counts

Mother Teresa once said – “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop”.

Indeed, every bit counts and has the ability to create a ripple effect.

Philantrophy - National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)

“As the saying goes, “Giving is the greatest act of Grace” (施比受更有福). It’s my blessing to be able to give a little help which will hopefully go a long way for others. Let’s extend the culture of giving in our workplace and help to spread the love and graciousness around, especially to those in need," said Kerk Ka Lee, Senior Manager, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart Lung Unit (pictured above).

To make a difference to the lives of our patients, please contact our Development team at or call 6704 2384/ 2387.