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NUH Children's Fund

2024/07/15
Financial Support - NUH Children's Fund

NUH Children's Fund

The NUH Children's Fund provides financial support to patients of the Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute (KTP-NUCMI) at NUH, assisting those who face financial barriers to accessing necessary medical care for their children. 

This sub-fund of the NUHS Fund, one of the charities under the National University Health System, ensures that no child is denied medical attention due to cost. KTP-NUCMI offers a broad spectrum of care, addressing common health issues as well as more serious conditions like kidney and liver diseases. 

Medical expenses can be a significant burden, and even with government subsidies and/or private insurance, some families struggle to meet the costs. The number of such patients requiring financial aid continue to rise yearly. 

Recognising this, the NUH Children’s Fund, established in 1990 and previously known as NUHkids Fund or CAP Fund, aims to alleviate such financial pressures. 

Vision 

To enable all children and adolescents to achieve good health and well-being regardless of their financial circumstances. 

Mission 

To help children and adolescents who require financial assistance for their medical treatment. 

What does the fund help with?

The NUH Children's Fund provides vital financial aid to paediatric patients, ensuring ongoing treatment and alleviating the burden on families. View our donor report  here to find out more. 

As an important source of funding for our beneficiaries over the years, the NUH Children's Fund has funded items such as: 

  • Medical equipment (e.g. renal dialysis equipment, oxygen concentrators, home ventilator machines, feeding pumps). 

  • Consumables (e.g. catheters, feeding tubes, test strips). 

  • Diagnostic tests (e.g. X-Rays, blood tests). 

  • Treatment costs such as medication, rehabilitation, and outpatient subsidised consultation fees. 

Beneficiaries include: 

  1. Matthew*, aged seven, lives with intellectual disability, epilepsy and a decline in his lung function. As the youngest of three siblings in a low-income household, Matthew relies on nasogastric tube feeding. Generous donor support has enabled the purchase of a home ventilation machine, allowing Matthew to receive proper care at home 

  1. Sarah*, aged eight, faces a chronic bladder problem known as neurogenic bladder, requiring regular follow-ups and treatment. To prevent kidney infections and maintain kidney function, Sarah undergoes Clean Intermittent Catheterisation (CIC) multiple times daily. With her father as the family’s sole earner, and her mother having left her job to provide full-time care, they have downsized their living situation due to financial constraints. Thanks to donor contributions, Sarah has access to the necessary consumables for her CIC. 

  1. Colin*, an 18-year-old with epilepsy, intellectual disability and malnutrition, comes from a family facing significant health challenges. His parents, both in their fifties, cope with chronic conditions that require frequent medical appointments. With Colin’s father being laid off in 2023 and currently earning a modest income as a kitchen helper, the financial strain is considerable. Colin’s high care demands prevent his mother from working. Donor assistance has been instrumental in securing essential nutritional supplies, such as milk feeds costing $140 monthly, vital for Colin’s health. 

*Names have been changed to protect patient privacy

 

Who decides on the disbursement of financial aid?

​Decisions on financial aid allocations are made by a committee comprising doctors, nurses and medical social workers. 

Why donate to the NUH Children's Fund?

​Your contributions are vital, offering essential support to young patients requiring financial assistance, significantly helping them on the road to recovery. 

How can I donate to the Fund?

Ways to donate: 

  1. Cheque Donations 

  1. Please make cheques payable to 'NUHS Fund', indicating "NUH Children's Fund" on the back. 

  1. Mail cheques with a completed “Donation Form” available here. 

  1. A Tax-Deductible Receipt (TDR) or Non-Tax-Deductible Receipt (Non-TDR) will be emailed/mailed to you. 

  1. Online Donation via Giving.sg 

  1. Make an online donation here using credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa) or internet banking. 

  1. Individual donors do not need to separately claim tax deductions for donations in the income tax forms if NRIC No. or FIN No. are filled out at the point of donation. Your donation details will be sent directly to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), and the donation deductions will be included automatically in your tax assessment. 

  1. Monthly Giving via Giro 

  1. Complete the “Giro Form” available here and mail it with the “Donation Form” available here. 

  1. A yearly TDR summary will be mailed to in December. 

  1. Standing Instructions 
    This allows you to set up a regular donation to NUH Children's Fund (e.g. weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly etc). 

  1. Setting up Standing Instructions through internet banking: 
    Bank charges may apply. 

  1. Please refer to the “Steps for Standing Instructions” available  here. 

  1. Please also fill out the “Donation Form” available here. 

  1. Email a scanned copy of the Donation form to [email protected] 

  1. A yearly TDR summary will be mailed to in December. 

  1. Setting up Standing Instructions by post: 
    There is a service charge of $10 levied by the bank. All subsequent donations will not be charged. 

  1. Complete the “Standing Instruction Form” available here and mail it with the completed “Donation Form” available here. 

  1. A yearly TDR summary will be mailed to in December. 

All Cheques / Giro Form / Standing Instructions Form and Donation Form can be mailed to: 

Donations of $10 and above are eligible for IRAS tax deduction of 2.5 times the donated amount. Should the tax deduction for your gift be more than your income for the year, the deduction will be carried forward over five years. 

Monetary donations of S$10,000 and above will be acknowledged on our Donor Board at NUH with donor consent. 

 

NUH Children's Fund 
c/o Crispen Chew 
Department of Paediatrics 
1E Kent Ridge Road, NUHS Tower Block Level 12, Singapore 119228 

 

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