As an organisation at the forefront of the battle against heart disease in Singapore, SHF assists recovering heart patients and helps individuals at risk of developing heart disease to manage their condition. SHF also supports research initiatives that would contribute to a better understanding of the nature, causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiac rehabilitation is usually carried out in four phases as shown below:
|Phase||Nature of Rehabilitation|
|I||Inpatient – introduction to caring for one’s heart|
|II||Outpatient – usually begins 2 weeks after discharge from hospital and lasts for 8 to 12 weeks|
|III||Outpatient intermediate maintenance – for a period of 4 to 8 weeks|
|IV||Community-based – lifelong maintenance of cardiac health. Most hospitals offer in-hospital cardiac rehabilitation programme. For community-based cardiac rehabilitation programme, patients can enroll with the 3 Heart Wellness Centres.|
We have the following programmes towards this cause:
SHF has been providing heavily subsidised Phase 3 and Phase 4 cardiac rehabilitation since 2003.
In our endeavour to serve more needy cardiac and high cardiac risk factor patients better, a second centre Heart Wellness Centre was officially opened on 14 April 2014.
To reach out to more cardiac and at risk patients who are staying in the West, SHF 3rd Heart Wellness Centre was opened on 20th October 2018 at the 2nd floor of Bukit Gombak Sports Hall.
The Heart Support Group of the SHF Heart Wellness Centre provides peer support to heart patients and their families adjusting to life after a heart attack and motivation to maintain healthier lifestyles
Our funding networks provide assistance to empower patients who have heart conditions.
View our Heart Wellness Programme schedule and application