The emotional well-being of our patients with long-term kidney disease is important to us. Hence, we have set up a support group for these patients and their families, with the aims of enhancing their psychosocial adjustment and helping them to lead fulfilling lives despite their physical challenges.
Together with child life therapists, art therapists and psychologists, we help our young patients and their families understand and cope with their emotions and anxiety. The Annual Children's Kidney Camp, started since 2000, is always a highlight among our patients, who include dialysis and transplant patients. Throughout the years, our patients have camped at various locations including Outward Bound School at Pulau Ubin, Sarimbun Scouts' camp and Sentosa and have even gone on a cruise. These camps fostered strong friendship among our patients and also created lifetime experiences for them and taught resilience in a fun way.
This support group also organises regular workshops for patients and their families.
For more information on this support group, please call Ms Hazel Foo at (65) 6772 2447 or email at Hazel_BT_Foo@nuhs.edu.sg.