CHAMPS (Centre for Health Activation Mobilises Para-clinical Seniors)


Tan Tock Seng Hospital

CHAMPS is a pilot programme to engage and train seniors to support hospital staff to enhance care for frail seniors during their outpatient visits, hospitalisation and recovery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Senior volunteers will undergo structured training courses, developed by TTSH's Centre for Health Activation, and clinical professionals, to equip themselves with para-clinical skills in three “programmes”:

a) Eye Clinic Volunteer Programme: basic history-taking, patient education in visual field test and care navigation support for patients.

b) Hospital Elder Life Programme: Prevention of delirium and loss of functioning amongst older adults.

c) Inpatient Total Knee Replacement Programme: Exercise buddies to help and motivate patients to do post-surgical exercises.