Lew Foundation donates $2 million to The National Kidney Foundation to fund the upgrading of its dialysis centre in Clementi
In partnership with The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Lew Foundation contributed $2 million for the refurbishment of NKF’s oldest dialysis centre in the western part of Singapore, with the aim of enhancing the quality of care for kidney failure patients in the community.
Officially opened on 7 March 2021, the newly refurbished dialysis centre has expanded its patient capacity by 50%, from 20 to 30 dialysis stations, and is now able to serve up to 180 patients. The upgrading and retrofit of the centre have enabled NKF to greatly expand its dialysis capacity to cater to the increasing demand in the region, improve patient safety and operational efficiency, and enhance the provision of ancillary activities to better serve the diverse and evolving needs of its patients.
The centre is located at Block 326 Clementi Avenue 5.
Lew Foundation awards $1.5 million grant to enhance community wound care
Lew Foundation has awarded St Luke’s Hospital (SLH) with a grant of $1.5 million, disbursed over three years, to set up the Lew Foundation Community Wound Hub.
A collaboration between SLH and Lew Foundation, the hub seeks to leverage the hospital’s wound care expertise to grow wound care capacity and capability within the community, through onsite reinforcement of clinical care, education and training, as well as research and innovation. This would improve the quality of life for more patients including those who are bed-bound and wheelchair-bound in nursing homes or at home.
The Lew Foundation Community Wound Hub officially opened on 17 September 2020.