Pallipals is a mix of the words: Palliative and Pals!
Pallipals is an LCIP that is involved in the field of palliative medicine and care, with the aim to:
Improve the lives of palliative care patients in our capacity as medical students and fellow human beings
Raise awareness about palliative care amongst the public and medical students of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
We mainly volunteer our time by befriending patients who are receiving palliative care in Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) Ward 83. We engage the patients in activities such as board games, arts and crafts, reading and singing performances.
During some of the festive occasions (such as Mid-Autumn Festival, Lunar New Year and Easter), we organise celebrations to involve the patients in the festivities and break the monotony of the wards. In the past, volunteers have put up decorations, bought traditional food for patients and sang with them.
Pallipals has also ventured into organising larger-scale awareness-raising events to promote understanding and knowledge of palliative care to the public and medical students of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Hospital Website: https://www.ttsh.com.sg
Palliative Medicine Website: https://www.ttsh.com.sg/Patients-and-Visitors/Medical-Services/Palliative-Medicine/Pages/default.aspx