The team from NUHCS gives support to heart failure patients and their caregivers.
Heart failure is the leading cause of rehospitalisation in the United States. In Asia, a study of 11 Asian regions, including Singapore, revealed that Asians are likely to suffer from heart failure ten years earlier than Westerners.
In 2011, there were some 6,000 hospitalisation episodes for Singapore residents due to heart failure, which can be a deadly condition with dismal survival rates comparable to most cancers. To improve this situation, the heart failure service under the National University Hospital (NUH) Transitional Care Programme aims to maintain the best quality of life for both patients and their caregivers by providing a transitional care facility for patients in Singapore during this difficult period of recovery from heart failure.
Heart failure patients are often faced with frequent rehospitalisation due to multiple reasons, such as lack of confidence, knowledge and support regarding how to perform self-care and identify worsening symptoms.
The National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) heart failure team works in partnership with its patients and their caregivers to provide continuous clinical and education support in the comfort of their homes.
The healthcare team comprises cardiologists, nurses, medical social workers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Charles Wu, Care Coordinator, Transitional Care Tel: +65 65 6772 5271 Email: email@example.com
Hours: Mondays–Fridays, 8 am–5 pm (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
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This article was last reviewed on
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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