The Board of the Yan Chai Hospital responded to the appeal of the former Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, Professor YEOH Eng-kiong, GBS, OBE, JP to set up a fund in July 2004 to assist the tetraplegic patients. In 17th September the same year, the Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund was formally established for the need for tetraplegic patients, to solve the financial difficulties in community life.
The Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund aims to provide assistance to relieve the financial difficulties of tetraplegic patients by supporting their living in the community and improving their quality of living.
To be eligible to apply for assistance, an applicant (tetraplegic patient) must satisfy the following criteria:
|1.||Medical / Rehabilitation Equipment|
|2.||Subsidy for Hiring Carers|
|Providing subsidy for eligible tetraplegic patients to hire carers to relieve and assist the family in providing personal care to tetraplegic patient.|
|3.||Subsidy for Purchasing Medical Consumables|
|Rending support to tetraplegic patients by relieving them of the burden of medical consumables (e.g. suctioning, feeding, continence control and dressing) and enable them to continue living in their familiar community.|
|Any special grants which the Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund Committee considers appropriate in supporting the community living of tetraplegic patients.|
If the applicant is living with family members, the application has to be made on a household basis.
For income and total asset limits for application of assistance, please contact us.
Application accepted all year round
Every dollar counts. All donation to the Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund will be used on relief work without a dollar used on the administrative expenses.
|Address||：||Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund, Yan Chai Hospital Board, 10/F Block C, Yan Chai Hospital, 7-11 Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories|