Portraits of people under Home Nursing Foundation's care on show at Raffles City Mall

Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor (right) and HNF president Priscylla Shaw touring the Portraits of Love photo exhibition.
Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor (right) and HNF president Priscylla Shaw touring the Portraits of Love photo exhibition. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
 Mr Seah See Seng, a 62-year-old patient with HNF and accompanied 50-year-old HNF nurse clinician M. Kanagarani (right), meets Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor (left) and HNF president Priscylla Shaw (second from left) after arriving in a
Mr Seah See Seng, a 62-year-old patient with HNF and accompanied 50-year-old HNF nurse clinician M. Kanagarani (right), meets Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor (left) and HNF president Priscylla Shaw (second from left) after arriving in a London cab. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
 Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor (left) giving a thumbs up to Mr Shabbeer Ahmed Saleh and his wife Meharunnisa Syed Kassim.
Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor (left) giving a thumbs up to Mr Shabbeer Ahmed Saleh and his wife Meharunnisa Syed Kassim.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
 Mr Seah See Seng (right), a 62-year-old patient with Home Nursing Foundation, bashfully looks at his own portrait pointed out by HNF nurse clinician M. Kanagarani (left) at the Portraits of Love exhibition.
Mr Seah See Seng (right), a 62-year-old patient with Home Nursing Foundation, bashfully looks at his own portrait pointed out by HNF nurse clinician M. Kanagarani (left) at the Portraits of Love exhibition. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - More than 20 years ago, Mr Seah See Seng got into a workplace accident that paralysed him from the waist down.

The mishap left him depressed, and that - along with a chronic heart problem - meant that his health slowly deteriorated. When a nurse from the Home Nursing Foundation (HNF) first met him five years ago, water retention had made his face and arms swell up, and he was very ill.

"To be very honest, she saved my life," said Mr Seah, now 62. "I had let go of everything but she convinced me to see a doctor."

He is one of those featured in a series of photo portraits by the HNF, which is now being exhibited at Raffles City Mall. The project, titled Portraits of Love, aims to depict the life stories of people under the HNF's care.

The exhibition was launched officially on Friday (April 22) by Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor, who stressed the importance of providing care for seniors at home.

At the event, HNF also announced that public transport operator SMRT had sponsored a new custom-fitted minibus, which is wheelchair friendly and can be used to take patients out on excursions.