About the Kidney Dialysis Foundation
Founded in 1996, the Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) is a company limited by guarantee. It is registered as a charity under the Charities Act 1994 and is governed and monitored by our Charity Sector Administrator, the Ministry of Health on behalf of the Commissioner of Charities.
KDF is also an Institution of Public Character (IPC) dedicated to providing subsidised dialysis treatments and holistic care to needy members of the community – many of whom are from the lowest 10% income-group of Singapore’s population. Through quality care, education, and research, KDF ensures that this vulnerable group of patients will not be deprived of treatment due to their financial situation.
To look after the needy with end-stage kidney disease through quality care, education, and research.
To ensure that no kidney patient will perish because of the lack of funds for dialysis and to find a cure for kidney and kidney-related diseases.
Our Business Model
What is Dialysis?
Kidney disease has no cure and is a life-long ailment. Kidney patients undergo peritoneal dialysis or haemodialysis to remove waste from their body, allowing them to maintain their quality of life.
3 TIMES A WEEK
4 HOURS EACH DAY
13 SESSIONS OF DIALYSIS MONTHLY
$25,000 IS THE YEARLY COST OF DIALYSIS TREATMENTS
What Makes Us Different
Most underprivileged end-stage kidney patients are being referred to the Foundation by medical social workers from restructured hospitals.
They undergo means-testing before admission.
Oftentimes, these patients belong to the lowest 10% income-group in Singapore, with a monthly income of less than $1,200.
Caring For My Mum With Kidney Failure
What Do We Do
KDF leaves an impact in the lives of our patients and the public through these three key pillars:
We give our patients a second lease of life through quality, subsidised dialysis treatments, medication, and other complementary care.
We educate our patients and the public on kidney health related information to help them make informed life choices.
We have undertaken a strategic commitment to advance research in the areas of the kidney and kidney-related diseases.
This is made possible by engaging and investing in talent and technology, with the support from our donors, staff, and community partners
Message from the Chairman
When the excitement of new collaborative efforts starts to wane, the element of sustainability comes into focus – how can we ensure that these partnerships remain sustainable and develop resilience in the face of uncertainties in the long run?
Constructing KDF’s 4ᵗʰ Dialysis Centre at Admiralty Link
With 3 dialysis centres established in the Western and Central regions of Singapore, we identified that underprivileged patients in the northern region were being underserved, and that there was a need to reach out to them via a dedicated dialysis centre.
With a generous donation of 1.1 million SGD from the San Wang Wu Ti Religious Society, KDF was able to secure a location accessible from Sembawang MRT and commenced building works for a new dialysis centre.
KDF 25ᵗʰ Anniversary
For KDF’s 25ᵗʰ anniversary, KDF’s corporate communications partner, BlackSun PLC, gave the Foundation’s logo a fresh spin and included a matching anniversary logo fixture to commemorate this milestone. The refreshed logo retains the Foundation’s primary colours – red and blue.
Red is the colour of fire and blood, and is associated with energy, strength, and determination. Blue is the colour of the sky and symbolises trust and wisdom. The bold capital letters accentuate the Foundation’s mission of serving the needy, and its vision of ensuring that no kidney patient will perish because of the lack of funds for dialysis.
The 2 components of the logo bring across a strong identity centred around kidney-related advocacy work in Singapore, supported by the 3 pillars of quality care, education, and research.
San Wang Wu Ti - KDF Dialysis Centre @ Admiralty Link operationally ready
With MOH protoocals for renal centre settings easing up, there was a need to protect and better manage our immunocompromised patients. As soon as the Admiralty Link dialysis centre was operationally ready, shifts were dedicated for COVID-positive and symptomatic patient to dialyse in a safe, controlled environment until they recover.
The San Wang Wu Ti - KDF dialysis centre at Admiralty Link is equipped with a total of 19 haemodialysis stations, providing state-of-the-art care for up to 114 patients.
Commencement of Project Reimagine KDF: Electronic Medical Records (EMR) System and Incident Risk Reporting Software
KDF strives to provide high quality care for our patients in a safe environment. We place utmost importance on keeping accurate, up-to-date patient profiles, and ensuring that data security and privacy remains uncompromised.
By engaging the expertise of local medtech company BioInfoComm and Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), we will be onboarding an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and an incident risk reporting software – proMISE IRIS. These are parts of Project Reimagining KDF, a 2-year long project to fortify the work processes and digital systems in the organisation.