Dover Park Hospice’s (DPH) Sunflower Gala Ball lived up to its Jam, Jive and Jazz theme, giving guests a swinging good time. Local songstress Jacintha Abisheganaden and Eu Yan Sang chairman Richard Eu crooned bluesy favourites, and the hospice’s volunteer show choir GEM performed up-tempo songs and dances. With Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong as guest-of-honour, the dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and its silent auction raised some $1,065,000 for patients of the Inpatient, Home Care and new Day Care programme. DPH needs about $3.6 million each year to subsidise patient palliative care programmes and services. Its Chairman Robert Chew shared that DPH aims to double its in-patient capacity to 100 beds when it moves to the Integrated Care Hub at HealthCity Novena in 2021, as well as expand home and day care for patients.
20 Oct 2019