Other Community Programmes

Care & Counselling

Our pastoral care team provides a listening ear, compassionate presence and emotional support to patients. We listen with empathy and respect, and help patients find meaning and strength in the midst of illness. 

The Purpose
All persons have spiritual needs. The Pastoral Care Services seek to help patients, family members and staff, regardless of race and religion, addressing their spiritual needs.
The Problem

Spiritual needs usually relate to some questions of life, especially when persons or someone they love are sick or in crisis.
The questions include:

  • Why is it happening to me?
  • What does it mean?
  • How do I make sense of everything?
  • How do I feel about the changes in my life?
  • What gives me comfort and hope?
The Practice

The spiritual needs are attended through:

  • Provide compassionate presence and support to persons in their suffering- physical, emotional, and spiritual
  • Listen with empathy and respect to persons’ fears, pain, and struggles
  • Help in finding meaning, hope and strength in the midst of illness or crisis
  • Incorporate spiritual resources as appropriate
  • Participate in the interdisciplinary care team for holistic care

Kitchen Programme

The “Kitchen Programme” aims to encourage social interactions among seniors through various activities like games, learning about nutrition, digital technology literacy as well as discovering new hobbies together.

Through this programme, seniors will get to meet new people, engage in hands-on activities and attain new knowledge and skills. All these will help to improve social interaction, self-confidence and mood as well as target physical functions.

The programme was launched by the National Council of Social Service and adopted by St Luke’s Hospital since 2018.

Availability of the programme is dependent on prevailing COVID-19 safe management measures.

Dementia Go-To Point

St Luke’s Hospital is a designated Go-To Point (GTP). GTPs are touch points within the community that serve as resource centres to provide information and useful resources on dementia and link those who need help with the relevant dementia-related services.

GTPs also serve as “safe return” points where members of the public can bring persons with dementia who may appear lost and are unable to identify themselves or find their way home.

GTP partners are familiar with the means to identify the person who has been brought to them and will assist to reunite them with their caregivers. They may also link persons with dementia and their caregivers with the appropriate dementia-related services and resources.

If you are with a person with dementia who appears lost, please accompany them to our hospital. You may approach the security guard, service ambassador or accompany them to St Luke’s Community Clinic (during office hours) or Ward 1D (after office hours). Our hospital staff will attend to you.