The Care and Counselling Department at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) supports patients — and their families — to cope with their illness or injury.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) medical social workers attend to patients and families facing emotional, psychological, social, environmental and practical problems arising from an illness or the sudden onset of traumatic injuries.
Together, the multidisciplinary team, community partners and organisations aim to facilitate the recovery and healing process, optimise the well-being of the patient and his/her family, and ease the patient back into joining the community.
The TTSH Care and Counselling Department offers a safe and private setting where patients can explore and learn to cope with the problems arising from illnesses or disabilities. The service operates strictly by appointment. The counselling and therapy
It is often a difficult time for patients and their loved ones when patients are inflicted with a critical or life-threatening illness and admitted to the intensive care unit.
Patients and their loved ones not only have to grapple with the complexity of their medical condition/s and treatment, but also have to deal with a myriad of secondary losses, such as the threat of loss of life, functional abilities, employment, income
and the like.
To help patients and their loved ones through this trying time, the Care and Counselling department provides:
The Care and Counselling department offers risk assessment, interventions, safety plans, emotional support and psychological first aid for patients and families coping with:
This service includes:
The service aims to minimise readmission to acute hospitals in the event that post-discharge patients are not well-supported with medical care immediately after their discharge from the hospital.
This is a fall prevention programme designed for elderly people who are still mobile. The service aims to detect health problems early for elderly care treatment and to minimise hospitalisation and premature institutional care. All participants will receive
the following services:
Advanced care planning is the process of planning for the patient’s future healthcare needs. The team provides discussions with patients to help them:
Coping with a major or chronic medical condition can be difficult for both patients and family members. Support groups are an important source of psychosocial and emotional support. These groups provide a platform for patients and family members to share
experiences and learn how to cope better with their condition. The team offers a range of support groups tailored for the unique needs of patients and family members it is working with.
These support groups include the following:
Tel: 65 6357 8222
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This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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