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Home Nursing Foundation - Singapore

Home Nursing Foundation (“ HNF “) is Singapore’s largest and its only island-wide visiting-nurse service. HNF was registered as a voluntary welfare organisation on 2 October 1976 and as an Exempt Charity under the Charities Act on 20 December 1982. It is organised as a society under the Societies Act. It has IPC status and is a member of the Health Endowment Fund.

In 2010, HNF’s visiting nurses made more than 23,000 house calls/ home visits to approximately 4,100 patients. HNF’s nurses also give vital caregiver training to the patient’s carers, to help these caregivers cope with their charges at home. For 2011 (and beyond), we are anticipating that there will be an increase in the number of patients that HNF will serve.

The majority of our patients are aged 60 and above and are non-ambulant. The others are semi-ambulant or homebound ambulant. About 75% of our patients are from the lowest income groups and they pay subsidised fees or have their fees waived. Our vision is to be Singapore's leading home healthcare charity providing quality, accessible and comprehensive care. We aim to provide high quality, comprehensive and affordable nurse-led home healthcare services through care-coordination, caregiver training and education. For more information, please visit