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Milestones, Achievements & Awards

2019

  • National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Awards 2019

    CLINICIAN SCIENTIST AWARD - SENIOR INVESTIGATOR

    A/Prof Allen Yeoh
    Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children's Medical Institute, NUH
    Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)

    A/Prof Roger Foo
    Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS)

    A/Prof Ronald Lee
    Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS

    CLINICIAN SCIENTIST AWARD – INVESTIGATOR

    Dr Catherine Ong
    Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, University Medicine Cluster, NUH

    Dr Chester Lee Drum
    Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS

    A/Prof Ng Siok Bian
    Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology, NUH
    Senior Consultant, NCIS

    TRANSITION AWARD

    Dr Andrea Wong
    Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, NCIS

    Dr Chua Horng Ruey
    Consultant, Division of Nephrology, University Medicine Cluster, NUH

    A/Prof Victor Lee
    Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology, NUH
    Senior Consultant, NCIS

2018

  • ​2018 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship: Dr Isaac Liu (Consultant, Division of Paediatric Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation), Dr Mo Yin (Associate Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases)

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  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award 2018: Nurse Manager Tan Hui Joo Kartina, Nurse Clinician Yoo Kwang Sui Jeffrey, Nurse Clinician Chua Chue Teng, Nurse Manager Mallika D/O Arumugam, Senior Nurse Manager Zauyah Bte Sanif, Senior Staff Nurse Joyce Chai Hui Ling, Senior Staff Nurse Goh Wei Qi, Assistant Nurse Clinician Nur Aliza Binte Kamsan, Senior Staff Nurse Ang Shi Yun Samantha, Nurse Clinician / Advanced Practice Nurse Juvena Gan Chew Huang, Senior Nurse Manager Chiang Tsuey Ling Carol

  • Singapore HR Awards 2018
    • SHRI Leading HR Practices in Learning & Development Award 2018
    • SHRI Leading HR Practices in Fair & Inclusive Employment Practices Award 2018
    • SHRI Leading HR Practices (Special Mention) in Employee Engagement, Alignment & Workplace Harmony Award 2018
    • SHRI Leading HR Practices (Special Mention) in Workplace Safety & Health Award 2018


  • National Medical Research Council Awards 2018

    Clinician Scientist Award – Senior Investigator

    • Professor Lim Seng Gee, Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    • Associate Professor Vijay Kumar Sharma, Senior Consultant, Division of Neurology 
    • Associate Professor Mikael Hartman, Head, Division of General Surgery

     

    Clinician Scientist Award – Investigator

    • Dr Lee Guan Huei, Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • National Day Awards 2018

    The Public Administration Medal (Silver)

    • Associate Professor Aymeric Lim, Senior Consultant, Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery

     

    The Public Administration Medal (Bronze)

    • Professor P C Wong, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    • Associate Professor Daniel Goh, Chair, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute
    • Associate Professor James Yip, Senior Consultant, National University Heart Centre, Singapore

     

  • National Medical Excellence Award (NMEA) 2018

    National Outstanding Clinician Award

    • Associate Professor Patrick Tseng, Senior Consultant, National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore

     

    National Outstanding Clinician Educator Award

    • Associate Professor Chen Fun Gee, Head, Division of Critical & Intensive Care and Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia

     

    National Outstanding Clinician Excellence Team Award - NUHS Value Driven Outcomes

    • Associate Professor James Yip, Senior Consultant, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
    • Associate Professor Keith Lim, Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
    • Ms Wong Soo Min, Group Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Office Chief-of-Staff, National University Health System

     

  • Total Defence Awards - NS Advocate Award

2017

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Awards 2017: Advanced Practice Nurse Darren Goh, Nurse Manager Rahimah Bahri
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  • ​The NUH Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology team expands the Food Oral Immunotherapy programme (the first in Singapore), going beyond treating peanut allergies to covering cow’s milk and tree nut allergies in children.

  • ​NUH clinician develops Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophototherapy, a safer treatment for patients with advanced glaucoma.

  • ​NUH clinician leads in a $2.6-million multi-centre clinical trial using stem cells to repair liver cirrhosis as an alternative for those with end-stage disease, whose cure is currently a liver transplant.

  • ​Doctors from the NUH Department of Urology collaborate with the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, to successfully develop the Percutaneous-Access-to-Kidney-Assist Device (PAKAD). Showcased at TechInnovation 2017, the innovation allows enhanced precision during surgery for the removal of large or complex kidney stones and enhances patient safety and outcome.

  • ​NUH, together with the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and a medical technology company, develop HABITS-GDM, a mobile application that aims to prevent excess weight gain and helps manage gestational diabetes in pregnant women.

  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award 2017: Nurse Clinician Wong Shuting, Nurse Clinician Peck Sin Yee, Nurse Manager Michelle Tan Meiling, Nurse Educator Wendy Wee May Yin, Nurse Clinician Nagarajan Pathmmavathi, Nurse Manager Zelana Binte Mohd Fauzi Antoni Das, Nurse Clinician/Advanced Practice Nurse Foong Li Li, Assistant Nurse Clinician Pan Lijing, Nurse Manager Judith Kaylene Lee, Assistant Nurse Clinician Susan Ong, Assistant Nurse Clinician Gan Kai Lun Jessica

  • ​President's Award for Nurses 2017: Advanced Practice Nurse (Dr) Lee Yee Mei 

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  • ​National Day Awards 2017, The Public Administration Medal (Silver): Associate Professor Grace Ong (Senior Consultant, University Dental Cluster)

  • ​National Day Awards 2017, The Public Administration Medal (Bronze): Professor Lawrence Ho Khek Yu (Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Award (NMEA) 2017, National Outstanding Clinician Award: Professor Arijit Biswas, (Senior Consultant, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

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  • ​National Medical Excellence Award (NMEA) 2017, National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award: Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng (Senior Consultant, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

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  • ​Singapore Youth Award 2017: Dr Isaac Liu (Consultant, Division of Paediatric Nephrology)

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2016

  • ​The NUH Sports Centre, a dedicated facility for integrated care for sports and exercise-related conditions, is officially opened by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu on 22 Jan.

  • ​The team at the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) successfully performs a liver transplant involving Singapore’s first altruistic non-directed liver donor.

  • ​The Division of Endocrinology embarks on a landmark $20-million study called APT-2D (Assessing the Progression to Type 2 Diabetes) which seeks to identify the biomarkers of progression of Type 2 Diabetes, or factors that affect a person’s susceptibility to developing the condition. 

  • ​The NUH Division of Nephrology and National Healthcare Group Polyclinics successfully reduce kidney deterioration in diabetic patients with kidney disease by 28% through the Nephrology Evaluation, Management and Optimisation (NEMO) Programme. In recognition of their contribution to healthcare, the team is conferred the National Clinical Excellence Team Award by the Ministry of Health.

  • ​The Paediatric team accurately diagnoses and successfully treats a case of Omenn Syndrome, an extremely rare disease which was previously never seen in Singapore.

  • ​NUH launches the Mobile Hearing Clinic service to provide comprehensive hearing test, hearing aid fittings and aural rehabilitation services in the community. This novel initiative by the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) – Head and Neck Surgery aims to make hearing services more accessible and to raise public awareness about how hearing loss can impact daily life adversely. The initiative is expected to benefit some 8,000 Singaporeans aged 40 and above over a two-year period.

  • ​NUH successfully achieves the JCI Academic Medical Centre Accreditation for the second time.

  • ​May Day Awards 2016, Medal of Commendation: Adjunct Associate Professor Joe Sim (Chief Executive Officer)

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Awards 2016: Assistant Nurse Clinician Florence Ang, Senior Staff Nurse Safwanah Binte Sarom, William Kho (Caregiver nominated by NUH)

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  • ​National Health IT Excellence Award, Champion for Health IT Excellence:  Wu Tuck Seng (Deputy Director, Department of Pharmacy)

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  • ​Excellence in Public Service Award, PS21 Star Service:  Senior Staff Nurse Susan Tan 

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  • ​Excellence in Public Service Award, PS21 Star Service Team Award: Ward 58 Onco-Palliative - Dr Tan Li Feng (Resident, Division of Advanced Internal Medicine), Staff Nurse Lee Ang Yun, Enrolled Nurse Jasmin Flor Dula Ogon, Senior Medical Social Worker Dianna Lam

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  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award 2016: Nurse Educator Leong Mei Foong , Assistant Nurse Clinician Lau Shi' En Joanna, Senior Nurse Clinician  Tong Chin Fern, Nurse Clinician Seow Hui Cheng Lydia, Nurse Clinician Razali Bin Mahdi, Assistant Nurse Clinician Chiam En Ping Jeannie, Nurse Clincian Pang Shu Kuan, Advanced Practice Nurse Lieow Leng Meng Jedidah, Nurse Educator Teh Cheang Leng , Nurse Clinician Zuraidah Binte Sapari, Senior Nurse Clinician Sum Chew Lai, Nurse Manager Norazlina Binte Hassan

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  • ​National Day Awards 2016, The Public Administration Medal (Gold): Professor John Wong Eu-Li (Chief Executive, National University Health System, Vice-President (Health Affairs), National University of Singapore, and Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology)

  • ​National Day Awards 2016,  The Public Administration Medal (Silver): Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan (Deputy Chief Executive (Academic Enterprise), National University Health System, Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  • National Day Awards 2016, The Public Administration Medal (Bronze): Professor Tan Huay Cheem (Director, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, and Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology), Associate Professor Chen Fun Gee (Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia)


  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2016, National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award:  Professor Chng Wee Joo (Director and Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2016, National Outstanding Clinical Quality Champion Award:   Mr Wu Tuck Seng (Deputy Director, Department of Pharmacy)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2016, National Clinical Excellence Team Award: Dr Loh Ping Tyug (Co-director, NEMO Programme, and Senior Consultant, Division of Nephrology), Professor A. Vathsala (Director, NEMO Programme, and Senior Consultant, Division of Nephrology), Ms Samantha Ong, (Programme Manager, NEMO Programme)

2015

  • ​The team from the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) performs the 50th successful spousal organ transplants and commemorates the milestone with a ‘Mark of Love’ event held in conjunction with SG50.

  • ​The Orthopaedic Surgery Department offers scoliosis patients 10 years and younger a new treatment - in the form of a magnetic control growing rod - that spares them from multiple surgeries.

  • ​Deputy Director of Nursing, Ng Sow Chun, is awarded the prestigious Practice of the Year award from the Association for Patient Experience, a non-profit organisation sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic in the United States. NUH is the first institution in Asia to receive the award.

  • NUH celebrates its 30th anniversary, commemorating three decades of quality healthcare since it was officially opened on 24 June 1985

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  • ​The Obstetrics & Gynaecology team successfully delivers baby conceived naturally from implanted ovarian tissue.

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award 2015: Professor Dale Fisher (Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases), Associate Professor Malcolm Mahadevan (Head and Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department), Nurse Clinician Juvena Gan, Nurse Clinician Lo Chew Yong, Senior Staff Nurse Cing Khan Lian

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  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award 2015: Nurse Clinician Lee Siew Hui, Nurse Manager Lee Hwee Siang, Nurse Manager Wei Yan, Senior Staff Nurse Chan Sok Yin, Assistant Nurse Clinician Sibi Cecile Duran, Senior Nurse Clinician Kartika Aryani Bte Nasir, Nurse Clinician Yang Jinghui, Senior Nurse Educator Kee Li Leng Janice, Nurse Educator Siti Rabaah Binte Abdul Hamid, Assistant Nurse Clinician Chin Lian Hiong, Nurse Clinician Law Geik Liew, Nurse Manager Yang Qiuping

    MOH Nurses Merit Award 2015.jpg

  • ​National Day Awards 2015, The Public Administration Medal (Gold): Associate Professor Benjamin Ong Kian Chung (Senior Consultant, Division of Neurology)

  • ​National Day Awards 2015, The Public Administration Medal (Bronze): Associate Professor Eugene Liu Hern Choon (Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia), Wu Tuck Seng (Deputy Director, Pharmacy)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2015, National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award: Associate Professor Tai E Shyong (Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Endocrinology)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2015, National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award: Professor Lee Chuen Neng (Chair, University Surgical Cluster, Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery, and Deputy Director, National University Heart Centre, Singapore)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2015, National Outstanding Clinical Quality Champion Award: Associate Professor James Yip (Chief Medical Information Officer and Senior Consultant, National University Heart Centre, Singapore)

2014

  • ​NUH fully implements a new waste disposal system that frees up nurses to spend more time with patients while enhancing hygiene of the environment for patients.

  • ​Minister of Health Mr Gan Kim Yong officiates at the opening of the NUH Medical Centre and the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (Yong Siew Yoon Wing). 

  • ​Doctors successfully perform faecal microbiota transplantation in Singapore, paving the way for those with chronic gut infections to receive the treatment here.

  • ​NUH (through NCIS) and JurongHealth, sign a 10-year Oncology Collaboration Agreement to provide cancer services and enhanced health and clinical care for residents in western Singapore.

  • The new Outpatient Pharmacy Automation System goes ‘live’, promising enhanced accuracy and safety, and shorter wait time for patients.


  • ​The National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) team performs kidney transplant on a 19-year-old patient, making him Singapore’s youngest ABO-incompatible renal recipient.

  • ​A research, by the NUH and NCIS, based on miR-355 expressions allows doctors to work out the risk level of a child with leukemia, as well as the rate of survival as early as the point of diagnosis.

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award 2014: Senior Nurse Clinician Ng Chiew Hong , Senior Staff Nurse Clara Su, Senior Staff Nurse Clifford Xu, Senior Staff Nurse Karen Wong, Senior Staff Nurse Lew Fong Lin, Senior Staff Nurse Nur Jelita Remie, Senior Staff Nurse Radin Nur Faridah Ali, Senior Staff Nurse Tan Chooi Peck

  • ​May Day Model Partnership Awards 2014

  • ​PS21 Star Service Award 2014: Nurse Clinician Sharmila D/O Kasinathan

  • SHRI HR Advocate in Employee Relations & People Management Award 2014

  • ​SHRI Leading HR Practices in Employee Relations & People Management Award 2014

  • ​SHRI Leading CEO Award 2014: Adjunct Associate Professor Joe Sim (Chief Executive Officer)

  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award 2014: Advanced Practice Nurse Jeannie Chen, Advanced Practice Nurse Lim Mei Siew, Senior Nurse Manager Margaret Lee, Nurse Manager Yap Hock Lan, Nurse Manager Santha T Vengadasalam, Nurse Manager Wong Lai Ying, Nurse Clinician Pauline Chong, Nurse Educator Jackie Soong, Senior Staff Nurse Susan Tan, Senior Staff Nurse Wong Yi Yan

  • ​President's Award for Nurses:  Advanced Practice Nurse Karen Koh

  • ​National Day Awards 2014, The Meritorious Service Medal: Professor Satkunanantham s/o Kandiah (Senior Consultant, Division of Hip and Knee Surgery)

  • ​National Day Awards 2014, The Public Administration Medal (Silver): Associate Professor Patrick Tseng (Senior Consultant, Endodontics)

  • ​National Day Awards 2014, The Public Administration Medal (Bronze):  Professor Lim Tow Keang (Senior Consultant, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)

  • National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2014, National Outstanding Clinician Award 2014: Professor Wong Peng Cheang (Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility)

  • National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2014, National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award: Associate Professor Allen Yeoh Eng Juh (Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2014, National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award: Professor Quak Seng Hock (Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2014,  National Clinical Excellence Team Award: Associate Professor Malcolm Mahadevan (Head & Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department), Dr Kuan Win Sen (Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department), Professor Lim Tow Keang (Senior Consultant, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine), and Dr Lim Hui Fang (Consultant, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)

2013

  • ​NUH achieves new standards and receives the JCI Academic Medical Centre Accreditation in May, with its third succssful JCI accreditation.

  • ​Frontier Family Clinic in Clementi opens in May to serve patients who no longer require specialist care at NUH.

  • ​Clinics in NUH Medical Centre opens in July to offer patients enhanced convenience and a conducive healing environment.

  • ​NUH becomes a baby-friendly hospital in Singapore in September, after being certified by the WHO and UNICEF.

  • ​The Singapore HR Awards: Leading HR Practices in Employee Relations & People Management Award

  • ​National Trades Union Congress: May Day Award - Plaque of Commendation (Gold)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2013, National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award: Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2013, National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award: Associate Professor Quah Thuan Chong

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2013, National Outstanding Clinician Educator Award: Associate Professor Shirley Ooi

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2013, National Outstanding Clinical Quality Activist Award: Associate Professor Quek Swee Chye

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2013, National Clinical Excellence Team Award: Associate Professor Dale Fisher, Associate Professor Raymond Lin, Nurse Clinician Catherine Teo, and Assistant Director Lisa Ang

  • ​President's Award for Nurses: Deputy Director of Nursing Chia Lay Hoon

  • ​National Day Awards: Director of Nursing Adjunct A/Professor Lee Siu Yin and 50 other NUH staff are recognised in August for their contributions to public service.

  • ​Community Chest SHARE Gold Award

  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award: Nurse Clinician Lang Siew Pin, Nurse Manager Susan Lam, Senior Nurse Manager Joanna Mah, Nurse Clinician Alison Anne Tan, Nurse Manager Nazirah Binte Ismail Maideen, Nurse Manager Siti Meriam Binte Rais, Senior Staff Nurse Kelvin Chong , Nurse Clinician Yeo Hui Ling

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award: Dr David Terrence Consigliere (Senior Consultant, Department of Urology), Senior Nurse Clinician Margaret Tan, Nurse Clinician Cindy Chua, Nurse Clinician Kek Lay Kee, Nurse Clinician Lee Soo Chin, Senior Staff Nurse Yong King Chui

  • ​National Community Safety & Security Programme Awards 2013 (Open Category)

  • ​Ministry of Home Affairs National Safety & Security Watch Group Awards 2013 – Individual Award

2012

  • ​NUH offers Bronchial Thermoplasty, a non-drug treatment for asthma.

  • ​NUH debuts a personalised cancer treatment protocol for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

  • NUH carries out simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant in Singapore,  in September.


  • ​The topping-up ceremony for the new NUH Medical Centre is held in October with Minister Gan Kim Yong as Guest-of-Honor.

  • ​The NUH Haematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplant Program is  awarded the FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) accreditation in Singapore.

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award 2012: Professor Yap Hui Kim (Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, UCMI), Nurse Manager Goh Boon Geok, Senior Nurse Educator Lee Geok Yian, Senior Staff Nurse Lim Hui Shan, Senior Staff Nurse Myint Myint Than, Senior Assistant Nurse Koh Chye Eng

  • ​NTUC May Day Model Partnership Award 2012

  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award: Nurse Educator Wang Xiao Bei, Nurse Manager P Stella Mary, Nurse Clinician Nyeo Hui Qing, Nurse Clinician Lim Pui Yee, Senior Staff Nurse Lim Lay Cheng, Senior Staff Nurse Liang Sufang, Nurse Manager Daphne Ng

  • ​National Medical Excellence Award (NMEA) 2012, National Outstanding Clinician Award: Professor K Prabhakaran (Director, Paediatric Transplant Programme, and Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatric Surgery)

  • National Medical Excellence Award (NMEA) 2012, National Outstanding Clinician Award: Professor Wong Hee Kit (Chair, UOHC, and Head and Senior Consultant, University Spine Centre)​

  • National Medical Excellence Award (NMEA) 2012, National Excellence Team Award: Associate Professor Sophia Ang (Vice Chairman, Medical Board), Dr Sharon Saw (Scientific Officer, Department of Laboratory Medicine), Associate Professor James Yip (Chief Medical Information Officer) and Dr Sandhya Mujumdar (Deputy Director, Medical Affairs)

  • ​National Community Safety & Security Programme (CSSP) Awards 2012

  • ​President's Science and Technology Award 2012, President’s Technology Award: Professor Lawrence Ho - in recognition of his co-development of MASTER, a flexible endoscopic robotic system that performs intricate surgical procedures without the need for external incisions.

  • ​Receives FACT Accreditation for the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) programme

  • ​The Singapore HR Awards: HR Advocate in Fair Employment Practices Award, Leading HR Practices in Fair Employment Practices Award, Leading HR Executive Award (Cheryl Gwee)

2011

  • ​The Centre for Reproductive Education and Specialist Training (CREST) opens on 21 Mar, officiated by Minister for Health, Mr Khaw Boon Wan.

  • ​The National University Heart Centre, Singapore, opens on 21 Apr, officiated by Minister for Health, Mr Khaw Boon Wan.

  • ​The Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery (HRM) Centre, Asia's Largest Dedicated HRM Centre, opens on 5 April. 

  • ​NUH Department of Pathology receives accreditation from the Accreditation Committee of The College of American Pathologists (CAP) in May. This is an international recognition of the high standard of the services provided and the organisation’s commitment to quality and patient safety.

  • ​NUH achieves the HIMSS Stage Six Hospital status in June. It is one of four Singapore hospitals and among the initial few public healthcare institutions in the Asia Pacific region to achieve the HIMSS Stage 6 Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model award presented by HIMSS Analytics.

  • ​NUH and NTU co-develop Master And Slave Transluminal Endoscopic Robot (MASTER), a robotics-enhanced endosurgical system that enables the scarless removal of stomach tumors through the patient's mouth.

  • ​NMRC Clinician Scientist Award (Investigator): Associate Professor Lynette Shek (Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Service)

  • ​Mrs Doris Fok, lactation consultant with Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is the first Singaporean recipient of the Fellow of The International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA) designation.

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award: Assoc Professor Joseph Thambiah (Senior Consultant, UOHC), Dr Loon Seng Chee (Consultant, Ophthalmology) , Nurse Clinician Nurhidaya Bte Abdul Rahman, Nurse Clinician Sharmila Kasinathan, Nurse Educator Goh Beng Wah, Nurse Manager Irene Yeo

  • ​National Medical Excellence Award 2011, National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award: Professor Lee Tat Leang (Senior Consultant, Anaesthesia)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Award 2011, National Clinical Excellence Team Award: Associate Professor Tan Huay Cheem (Chair & Senior Consultant, NUHCS), Associate Professor Ronald Lee (Senior Consultant, NUHCS), Dr Edgar Tay (Consultant, NUHCS) and Associate Professor Shirley Ooi (Senior Consultant, EMD)

  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award 2011: Nurse Clinician Seri Sastika Bte Ramli, Nurse Clinician Sian Wee Yuan, Nurse Manager Ng Wei Wei Tracy, Nurse Manager Cindy Tan, Nurse Educator Jasmine Ho Tze Yin, Nurse Educator Mary Tan Mui Leng, Nurse Clinician Sam Pei Fen, Nurse Manager Rohaizah Bte Samad

  • ​SHRI Award: Leading HR Practices in Employee Relations & People Management Award, Leading HR Practices in Fair Employment Practices Award and Leading HR Practices in Learning & Human Capital Development Award (Special Mention) 

  • Triple wins at the Asian Hospital Management Award (AHMA): Most Outstanding Project under the Patient Safety Project category and two Excellence Awards in the Service Improvement for Internal Customers Project’ category)

2010

  • NUH carries out double organ transplant (liver and kidney) for a teenager in Singapore.

  • ​NUH signs MoU with Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC), paving the way for American and Singaporean doctors, scientists and medical students to work together in areas of research, education and clinical care.

  • ​Groundbreaking ceremony of the new NUH Medical Centre

  • ​The National University Cancer Institute, Singapore, is launched on 9 February. 

  • ​NUH develops a visual flip chart to reduce the incidence of bedsores for patients.

  • ​2010 AARP International Innovative Employer Award (awarded by US based non-profit organisation AARP and the Council for Third Age) 

  • ​7th National Healthcare Quality Improvement Poster Competition - First Prize: ‘The Big Squeeze: ‘Providing Safer And Timelier Access To Emergency, Ambulatory And Inpatient Care In NUH’

  • ​7th National Healthcare Quality Improvement Poster Competition – Merit: ‘Improve Pharmacy Turnaround Time, Introducing Paperless Workflow Using I-Pharm To All Wards At Main Building’, ‘Project On Improvement Of Wait Time For After Office Hours Discharges At Hospital Retail Pharmacy’ and ‘Improving Patient Safety And Care Coordination - Intelligent And Real-Time OT Dashboard System’.

  • ​National Infocomm Awards 2010: Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector)

  • ​Asian Hospital Management Award, Departmental Service Improvement Project Award: Department of Emergency Medicine

  • ​National Day Awards 2010 – Long Service Medal: Professor Adaikan, P Ganesan (Research Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and Lim Boo Eng (Senior Technician, Day Surgery Operating Theatre)

  • ​National Day Awards 2010 – Efficiency Medal: Advanced Practice Nurse Lee Yee Mei, Senior Nurse Manager Lim Luen Ying, and Senior Nurse Clinician Lim Ling 

  • ​National Day Awards 2010 – Commendation Award: Assistant Director of Nursing Chia Lay Hoon and Assistant Director of Nursing Peter Wong Horng Hien

  • ​Inaugural Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement: Ng Chew Lip, Resident, Transitional Year)

  • ​Singapore HR Awards: HR Advocate: Quality Work-Life, Physical & Mental Well-Being Award

  • ​Singapore HR Awards: HR Leading Practices: Fair Employment Practices Award

  • ​Singapore HR Awards: Leading Practices: Quality Work-Life, Physical & Mental Well-Being Award

  • ​NMRC Clinician Scientist Award, 3-year Investigator category: Dr Lawrence Lee (Consultant, Infectious Diseases)

  • ​NMRC Clinician Scientist Award, 3-year Investigator category: Dr Carolyn Lam (Associate Consultant, NUHCS)

  • NMRC Clinician Scientist Award, 5-year Senior Investigator category: Dr Goh Boon Cher (Senior Consultant, NCIS)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2010, National Clinical Excellence Team Award: Professor Lim Tow Keang (Head and Senior Consultant, Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine), Dr Malcolm Mahadevan, (Head & Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department), Dr Irwani Ibrahim (Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department) and Dr Jason Phua (Consultant, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2010, National Outstanding Quality Activist Award: Nellie Yeo (Director, Special Projects, Medical Affairs)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2010, National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award: Professor Wong Tien Yin (Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) 2010, National Outstanding Clinician Award: Professor A Vathsala (Head and Senior Consultant, Division Nephrology)

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award: Dr Koh Liang Piu (Senior Consultant, NCIS), Advanced Practice Nurse Cecilia Chng, Senior Nurse Manager Asmah Binte Harun, Nurse Clinician Low Mui Cheng, Nurse Clinician Ednajoy Ngo, Nurse Manager Kalarani D/O Sankaran,Senior Staff Nurse Tan Poh Hoon 

  • ​BCA Green Mark Gold Plus Award: NUHS Tower Block

  • ​Inaugural Singapore Pharmacy Council Excellent Preceptor Award: Lim Siew Woon (Principal Pharmacist)

  • ​NMRC Clinician Scientist Award, 3-year Investigator category: Dr Jerry Chan (Associate Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

  • ​NMRC Clinician Scientist Award, 5-year Investigator category: Dr Lee Soo Chin, (Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore)

2009

  • ​NUHS and SAF Medical Corps (SAFMC) sign an MoU to advance medical research, specialty training and education, as well as facilitate professional development through joint seminars, collaboration in courses and regular networking forums.

  • ​Healthcare Services Employees' Union and NUH sign first collective agreement.

  • NUH becomes local Nursing Collaborating Centre with Joanna-Briggs Institute (JBI)

  • ​The National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) enters into 15-year collaboration with Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) to provide radiation oncology services to TTSH patients. As a recognised national cancer centre, NCIS is also sharing its expertise and experience in building a comprehensive range of clinical services, which are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists and a full suite of modern medical equipment.

  • ​NUH Facebook page launches on 26 Oct.

  • ​NUH develops a three-minute tool to assess patients’ nutritional needs.

  • ​NUH performs a successful living donor transplantation, overcoming two medical hurdles involving blood group Incompatibility and Cross Match Positive.

  • ​NUH initiates a surgical technique that leaves virtually no scar, and results in less post-surgical pain for patients. The technique involves making a small incision of just 2cm around the naval area for abdominal surgeries such as gall stones, stomach tumors, inflamed appendices and hernias. A port, through which a camera and other surgical tools are inserted, goes through the small incision for surgery to be carried out.

  • ​NUH launches a simulated laboratory for critical care training on 26 May. For realistic training, the 100-sq ft laboratory consists of an HD room and an ICU room, both of which are replicas of the actual set-up. It also includes a seminar room with live-feed facilities for practical training classes which allow nurses to practise their acquired skills in a simulated environment before attending to patients.

  • ​NUH signs an MoU with the Health Promotion Board to implement the NUH Inpatient Education on Chronic Diseases, which aims to integrate self-management of chronic diseases into the existing clinical management of inpatients. 

  • ​NUH introduces an end-to-end automated inpatient medication management system that seeks to eliminate human errors when serving medication to patients. Leveraging technology by connecting the eIMR, iPAS and eMAS systems, it enables patient safety as well as enhance efficiency and allows staff to focus on patient-centric activities.

  • NUH debuts a noval non-invasive procedure, CT/Virtual Colonography, for the detection of polyps.

  • ​The Outpatient Infusion Centre (OPIC) opens on 21 January, offering specialised parenteral therapy to help patients with a wide range of conditions, from inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, to conditions associated with ageing such as osteoporosis.

  • ​First Singaporean President for the Asian Society for Cardiovascular & Thorarcic Surgery: Professor Lee Chuen Neng (Deputy Director, National University Heart Centre, Singapore and Chair, University Surgical Cluster)

  • ​Institutional Partnership: Model Partnership Award awarded by National Trade Union Congress to HSEU-NUH branch

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award: Senior Nurse Educator Mary Tan, and Senior Staff Nurse Dora Lang Siew Ping)

  • ​NMRC Clinician Scientist Award, 5-year Senior Investigator category: Associate Professor Tai E Shyong (Senior Consultant, Division of Endocrinology) and Associate  Professor Mahesh Choolani (Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology).

  • ​NMRC Clinician Scientist Award, 3-year Senior Investigator category: Dr Dan Yock Young, Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  • ​Singapore HR Award Health & Employee Wellness Award

  • ​Singapore HR Award Employee Relations & People Management Award

  • ​National Medical Excellence Award - National Outstanding Clinician Award 2009: Professor John Wong Eu Li (Deputy Chief Executive, NUHS, and Director, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Award - National Outstanding Clinician Award 2009: Professor John Wong Eu Li (Deputy Chief Executive, NUHS, and Director, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore)

  • ​National Medical Excellence Award - National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award 2009: Professor Chew Chong Lin,Senior Consultant, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University Dental Cluster)

  • National Medical Excellence Award - National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award 2009: Professor Low Poh Sim (Chair, University Children's Medical Institute)

  • ​President’s Award For Nurses 2009: Director of Nursing  Adjunct Associate Professor Lee Siu Yin

  • ​National Day Awards 2009 – Commendation Medal: Deputy Director of Nursing Tan Chwee Eng, Asst Director of Nursing Mabel Ong.

  • ​National Day Awards 2009 – Efficiency Medal: Senior Nurse Clinician Chow Ying Leng, Nurse Manager Kalarani D/O Sankaran, Nurse Manager Rohana B Ismail

  • ​National Day Awards 2009 – Public Administration Medal (Silver): Associate Professor Benjamin Ong (Chief Executive, NUHS, and Senior Consultant, Division of Neurology)

  • ​MOH Nurses Merit Award: Senior Nurse Educator Sabrina Koh, Senior Nurse Manager Png Bee Hong, Nurse Clinician Chua Hwee Huang, Nurse Clinician Ooi Gaik Bee, Nurse Manager Faridah Bte Abdullah, Senior Staff Nurse Noor Hazlin Bte Mohd Anuar, Senior Staff Nurse Tan Poh Hoon

  • ​Asian Hospital Management Awards: Departmental Service Improvement Project category – Most Outstanding Project 

  • ​Asian Hospital Management Awards: Excellence Award (Patient Safety / Quality Medical Care Project category)

  • National Day Award - Public Administration Medal (Silver):  Associate Professor Keson Tan (Dean, FoD and Chair, Restorative Dentistry, Dental Cluster

  • National Day Award - Public Administration Medal (Bronze): Associate Professor Koh Dow Rhoon (Associate Staff, University Medicine Cluster)


  • MOH 6th National Clinical Quality Improvement Poster Competition – Second-runner up: Tan Chwee Huat (Senior Pharmacist), Hooi Pik Yee (Senior Pharmacist), Hing Wee Chuan  (Principal Pharmacist), Nurse Clinician Andy Tan Kian Soon, Assistant Director of Nursing Wong Kok Cheong, Wu Tuck Seng (Deputy Director, Pharmacy)

2008

  • NUH partners AstraZeneca and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) to develop anti-cancer compounds in Asia.

  • The Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC), built to train surgeons from Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe, is officially opened by President S R Nathan on Thursday, 23 October. ASTC is housed at NUH.

  • ​NUH becomes the Singapore hospital to achieve certification under the revised ISO18001:2007 standard. It also receives a recertification with the ISO9001:2000 and 14001:2004 standards.

  • ​Opening of Viva-University Children’s Cancer Centre, a children’s cancer facility equipped with facilities to care for young cancer patients, and the headquarters for the St. Jude-Singapore International Outreach programme and centre for clinical and translational research work in the area of childhood cancer.

  • National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA), National Outstanding Clinician Award: Professor Yap Hui Kim (Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatrics)
  • National Medical Excellence Awards, National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award: Professor Lee Eng Hin (Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)


  • ​Minister of Health Award: Dr Kao Shih Ling (Registrar, Department of Medicine)

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award: Senior Nurse Manager Zauyah Bte Sanif, Senior Nurse Manager Ong Hwee Sen, Nurse Clinician Tai Sook Ping and Staff Nurse Chen Xiao Juan

  • ​PS21 Star Service Award: Dr Low How Cheng (Registrar, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  • ​Total Defence Awards - Distinguished Defence Partner Award

  • ​MOH Gold Medal: Staff Nurse Chua Chue Teng

  • ​MOH Nurses Day Merit Award: Nurse Clinician Tan Ching Nee, Nurse Clinician Elaine Hor, Nurse Manager Pauline Oh Seok Lee, Nurse Manager Ho Sze Khuen, Nurse Manager Tan Cheng Hong, Senior Staff Nurse Chong Lee Moy 

  • ​Singapore HR Awards: Leading HR Practices in Health & Employee Wellness Award (Special Category)

  • ​Singapore HR Awards: Leading HR Practices in Quality Work-Life Award(Special Category)

  • ​Community Chest Award 2008: Special Events Award (Bronze)

  • National Day Awards, The Commendation Medal: Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng (Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
  • ​National Day Awards, The Efficiency Medal: Chan Kock Him Zann (Senior Supervisor, Housekeeping), Ng Bee Lan Rose (Senior Supervisor, Housekeeping), Senior Staff Nurse Irene G Barredo, Senior Nurse Manager Usha Devi D/O UR Menon

  • ​MOH Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) Conference Poster Competition, Merit Awards: Dr Sophia Ang (Associate Chairman Medical Board and Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia), Dr Sandhya M (Senior Manager, Department of Medical Affairs) and Dr Sucharita Hota (Senior Executive, Department of Medical Affairs), Assistant Director of Nursing Mona Soh, Nurse Margaret Choong Poh Hoon and Dr James Yip (Chief Medical Information Officer and Senior Consultant, National University Heart Center)

2007

  • ​NUH is chosen by the Ministry of Health to develop two new national specialist centres, the National University Heart Centre, Singapore, and the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore, to meet the growing needs for cardiac and cancer treatments.

  • ​NUH receives Joint Commission International (JCI) re-accreditation.

  • NUH, SingHealth and Johnson & Johnson partner under the Singapore - Johnson & Johnson Clinical Fellowship program to provide clinical skills training to clinicians in Asia.

  • ​NUH receives AABB-accredited for all four facilities - Transfusion Activities, Donor Centre Activities, Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells (HPC) and Cord Blood under the Department of Laboratory Medicine.

  • ​NUH evaluates novel test kit for infectious diseases.

  • ​NUH completes the TrendCare Timing Study by MOH.

  • ​NUH introduces a faster test for Down Syndrome.

  • ​Collaboration with A*STAR to conduct the 1st ‘First-In-Man’ early cancer clinical trial in Singapore.

  • ​MOH Gold Medal: Staff Nurse Shefaly Shorey

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award: Deputy Director of Nursing Emily Ang, Nurse Clinician Lim Ling, Staff Nurse Ng Enting  Branda, Nurse Manager Pung Ai Khim, Assistant Director of Nursing Tiew Lay Hwa

  • ​Singapore HR Awards: Leading HR Practices in Health & Employee Wellness Award (Special Category)

  • ​National Day Awards - Public Administration Medal (Bronze):  Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan (VCMB & Senior Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

  • ​National Day Awards: Commendation Medal: Deputy Director Ms Emily Ang

  • ​National Day Awards - Efficiency Medal:  Ms Lim Su Lin (Manager, Department of Dietetics), Senior Nurse Manager Ms Tay Kim Ngah, Ms Tey Choon Kee (Senior Pharmacy Technician), Nurse Manager Zarinah Bte Hairom

  • ​Hospital Management Asia Award: Merit (Technical Service category) 

2006

  • ​NUH’s ENT Team performs bilateral cochlear implantations on a 10 month-old baby in December. Born with almost profound hearing loss, the patient was fitted with cochlear implants in both ears in a single procedure.

  • ​Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H. Award 2006 (Platinum)

  • ​Clinician-Scientist Investigator Award, Senior Clinician-Scientist Category: Associate Professor James Hui (Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics Surgery)

  • ​Clinician-Scientist Investigator Award, Junior Clinician-Scientist Category: Dr Dan Yock Young (Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology), Dr Lee Soo Chin (Consultant, Department of Haematology Oncology),and Dr Lee Yung Seng (Consultant, Department of Paediatrics)

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award: Nurse Educator Jasmine Choo, Nurse Clinician Belinda Tan, Nurse Manager Laura Tan

  • ​MOH Nurses' Merit Award: Assistant Director of Nursing Joelle Lee Siew Hong, Senior Nurse Manager Chan Yah Shih, Nurse Manager Lee Poh Suan, Nurse Manager Keren Heng Kea Ling, Nurse Manager Auyong Wai Meng, Nurse Clinician Shirin Khor Pui Kwan

2005

  • ​In January, NUH carries out Hip Resurfacing procedure. The technique of ‘Hip Resurfacing’ involves removing a small portion of damaged cartilage in hip joints with a metal surface. In particular, it benefits younger patients who have damaged hip joints requiring surgery, as it allows surgeons to relieve pain while avoiding the need for a conventional hip replacement.

  • ​Asian Hospital Management Awards 2005, Most Outstanding Project in the Technical Service Improvement Category: The Cancer Institute at NUH

  • NUH receives an A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Research Grant of $48.2 million.


  • ​World Scientist Forum ‘Eminent Scientist of the Year 2005’ International Award: Dr Manuel Salto-Tellez (Consultant, Department of Pathology)

  • ​Clinician-Scientist Investigator Award, Senior Clinician-Scientists Category: Dr Goh Boon Cher (Senior Consultant, Hematology-Oncology)and ProfessorYong Eu Leong (Director of Research, NUH and Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

  • ​Clinician-Scientist Investigator Award, Junior Clinician-Scientists Category: Dr Lynette Shek (Consultant, Department of Paediatrics) and Dr Allen Yeoh (Consultant, Department of Paediatrics)

  • ​A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) International Fellowships: Dr Chng Wee Joo (Department of Haematology-Oncology) and Dr Alphonesus Chong (Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery)

  • ​Healthcare Humanity Award 2005: Mr Wu Tuck Seng (Manager, Department of Pharmacy), Nurse Clinician Chow Ying Leng, Dr Mow Ming Fook Benjamin (Consultant, The Cancer Institute@NUH), Nurse Rujia Ali Shahul Hameed

  • ​National Day Awards, The Commendation Medal: Mr Wu Tuck Seng (Manager, Department of Pharmacy)

  • ​National Day Awards, The Efficiency Medal: Mr Dennie Hsu (Senior Manager, Operations), Ms Lim Siew Woon (Principal Pharmacist), Ms Lim Woan Ying (Senior Pharmacy Technician), S Andal Jaya (Senior Coordinator, Patient Service Centre)

2004

  • ​NUH is awarded the Singapore Service Class in July. 

  • ​NUH attains the Joint Commision International (JCI) Accreditation, in September, signifying that the hospital’s clinical care and processes meet globally accepted standards in quality and safety of patient care.

  • ​NUH is awarded the People Excellence Award - the highest accolade given to organisations for people excellence.

  • Hospital Management Asia 2004, most outstanding project in the Quality Medical Care category: Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU)​

  • ​Hospital Management Asia 2004, Technical Service Improvement category:  Department of Diagnostic Imaging 

  • ​Singapore Health Award: GOLD Award

  • ​Associate Professor Lim Thiam Chye and Dr Chou Ning from the Surgery Department develop a biodegradable plastic mesh to patch holes in the skulls of people who had undergone surgery for head injuries. This medical breakthrough has garnered two prestigious awards - the 7th Asian Innovation Award (Gold) as well as the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2004.

  • ​The Cardiology Information System, which enhances patient care, service delivery as well as increases accuracy in reporting and productivity, is developed. The systems wins the Merit Award for the Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector) at the National Infocomm Awards 2004, in October.

  • Singapore’s first Oncology Nursing Excellence Award: Nurse Dora Lang


2003

  • ​NUH’s computerised Patient Support System (CPSS) wins the prestigious Asian Hospital Management Awards 2003 (Information Technology Category). The CPSS is a patient-centered initiative that allows our doctors and medical staff quick access to patients' records from all departments in the hospital, 24 hours a day. It includes features that enhance patient safety as well. 

  • ​Dr Allen Yeoh and his research team from the Children's Medical Institute win an Asian Innovation Award (Gold) in October for their work in developing a diagnostic kit to detect Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in children more accurately. 

  • ​Physician-scientists from NUH and NUS form a multi-disciplinary consortium that aims to make Singapore a global hub for the discovery and development of botanical/herbal drugs, compounds and medicines of pharmaceutical quality. The consortium successfully obtains a Planning Grant of US$250,000, in October, from the US National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the US National Institutes of Health. 

  • ​Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H Award (Gold)

  • ​Commendation Medal at the National Day Award for Overcoming SARS

  • ​SARS Commendation Award

  • ​NTUC Plaque of Commendation Award

2002

  • Associate Professor Paul Chew and Dr Lennard Thean from the Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group, successfully implant Accomodative Intraocular Lens in patients, performing over 100 cataract surgery procedures

  • ​The e-initiative ‘Pervasive Computing and Wireless Delivery of Clinical Cardiology Information’ wins the Enterprise Challenge Award - Enterprise Award at the PS21 ExCEL Convention in November.

  • ​NUH achieves triple ISO certifications - ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and ISO 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems) 

2001

  • ​NUH and SGH jointly perform successful cord blood transplant on Thalassaemia Major patient, a transplant that was previously unheard of, in October.

  • NUH achieves Singapore Developer Standard (PDS)


2000

  • ​NUH's main Clinical Information System - Computerised Patient Support System (CPSS) – is launched in September. 

  • ​NUH enters into joint partnership with Johns Hopkins to form the Johns Hopkins - NUH International Medical Centre. The Centre is officially opened by Dr Tony Tan, Deputy Prime Minister, on 6 October 2000. 

1999

  • The Cancer Therapeutics Research Group (CTRG) received a boost to its programme in research in the field of Oncology when it was joined by the world renowned Johns Hopkins Singapore facility. New developments for CTRG in 1999 included seven new clinical trials and four clinical research studies in mesothelioma, small-cell lung, gastric, oesophagal, colorectal, liver, and head and neck cancers.
  • The NUH Liver Transplant Team performed its 50th liver transplant on a 21-month-old baby girl. To commemorate the milestone, the team launched a newsletter, "Liver-Link", which aims to educate, as well as provide advice and support to patients and their families.

1998

  • An MoU is signed on 20 January with Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Economic Development Board, National University of Singapore, NUH and National Science & Technology Board to set up a joint venture healthcare company, Johns Hopkins Singapore.
  • A patient under the Liver Transplant Programme becomes the world's first living liver donor with Von Willebrand's disease (a disease of the clotting system).

1997

  • The NUH Liver Transplant Team performs ‘split liver’ transplant.
  • NUH cardiothoracic surgeons perform open heart surgery on a ‘beating heart’.
  • I-CARE inpatient module completely implemented, effectively moving the Hospital away from mainframe computing to a more cost-effective and integrated open system.
  • Merit Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology for his research on gene therapy: Dr Kong Hwai Loong (Department of Medical Oncology)
  • NUH participates in 5-year multicentre START (Inhaled Steroid Treatment As Regular Therapy in Early Asthma) study involving 7000 patients from USA, Europe and Asia.
  • Dr Chong Yap Seng from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Australian and New Zealand Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for his research paper on the alternative use of misoprostol for post-partum bleeding.
  • Researchers from the Department of Orthopaedic surgery find success in the use of cultured chondrocytes and mesenchymal stem cells to repair growth plate defects.
  • The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology launches its inaugural Master's Degree Course in Clinical Embryology.
  • NUH receives Singapore Quality Class Accreditation.

1996

  • The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology reports births of two sets of twins from frozen embryo donations.
  • The first phase of I-CARE, a new, in-house developed computerised system designed to support the Hospital's patient-centre healthcare delivery practice, is introduced in March.
  • NUH performs living-related liver transplant successfully in June. Eighteen-month-old Teo Wen Rui received a liver graft from his mother, Madam Poh Siew Kuan.
  • Kent Ridge Wing, NUH's new extension building, opens its doors to the public on 9 September.
  • The Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Department performs cross-hand transplantation in September.
  • A refined technique pioneered by the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology enables a woman, who had eight failed (conventional) IVF attempts, to conceive and give birth to a healthy baby girl. It marks the first time that a zona-free blastocyst has been implanted in a woman on Day 5 of fertilisation.

1995

  • NUH performs Paediatric Cadaveric Transplant in January.
  • NUH conducts Allergy Testing to Local Pollen, Ferns and Fungal Spores, in January.

  • NUH publishes report on the use of University of Wisconsin Cold Storage solution in tissue preservation in major limb replantation in March.
  • NUH performs Digital Replantation Surgery under Local Anaesthesia  in July.

  • ​NUH performs liver transplant using a reduced graft.

  • NUH performs Purified Stem Cell Rescue in August.

  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine (third apart from Japan in the Asia Pacific region) receives full accreditation from the College of American Pathologists in September.
  • NUH performs Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in November.

1994

  • BG George Yeo visits NUH in February as part of  amiliarization tour of hospitals in his capacity as the new Minister for Health.

1993

  • Hospital expansion Phase III gets off ground with the commencement of sub-structural works in October. 
  • NUH utilises a High Resolution Image Net System for on the spot fluorescein and indocyanine-green angiography, and sets the standard for Ocular Imaging in South-East Asia, in December.

1991

  • In April, NUH integrates the inpatient, outpatient and emergency modules of the Patient Care System (PCS).

  • NUH delivers successful birth of twins using Co-culture in April.
  • Coma Arousal Programme for coma patients suffering from head injuries is introduced in June, the first such defined programme available at local hospitals. 


1990

  • In March, doctors in the Department of Ophthalmology develop the software programme for colour vision testing  - a fully automated Farnsworth 100 hue test.
  • Doctors at the Cardiac Department successfully treat a patient with blocked arteries using a novel non-surgical procedure called Atherectomy in May. 
  • NUH successfully performs liver transplant in September.

1989

  • Baby conceived through the MIST (Micro-Insemination Sperm Transfer) is born at NUH in April.

1988

  • In March, NUH establishes an Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre (ODC) under the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


  • NUH opens ambulatory care facility for cancer patients, the Oncology Centre, in June.
  • First NUH-NUHEU Collective Agreement Signing Ceremony, in November, is witnessed by then Second Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Mr Ong Teng Cheong and Dr Kwa Soon Bee, then Chairman, NUH.

1987

  • In January, the Central Testing Unit is set up, establishing a new concept in hospital management.

1986

  • Officially inauguration of NUH in June by Mr Goh Chok Tong, then First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence.
  • NUH carries out cardiac catheterisation at the newly-opened Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory in October.
  • The latest generation Lithotripter is installed; Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy is successfully performed in December.
  • NUH successfully performs open-heart surgery in December.

  • NUH successfully uses frozen embryos in December.

1985

  • NUH opens its doors to the public on 24 June 1985 with 180 employees, serving 56 outpatients and four inpatients on its first day.