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1986

March

The NUS Department of Social Medicine & Public Health moves into NUH.


April

Phase II (1/12/83-30/11/85) Handing over ceremony-Preparation began immediately to receive the Faculty of Dentistry, Dept of Social Medicine and Public Health, Dept of Psychological Medicine and 8 new wards with 280 beds.

The NUH Faculty of Dentistry moves into NUH. Dental Service for outpatients begins.


May

Outpatient service of the Department of Psychological Medicine begins.

The Department of Paediatrics begins its inpatient service with the opening of wards 45 and 48.

The Emergency Department is activated on a 24-hour basis.


June

The Department of Ophthalmology starts treating outpatients. Inpatient surgery starts three months later.

Official Inauguration of the NUH by Mr Goh Chok Tong, then First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence.


July

The Inpatient service of the Department of Psychological Medicine starts.


October

The first cardiac catheterisation is carried out at the newly-opened Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory.


December

The latest generation Lithotripter is installed; and the first Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy is successfully performed.

NUH successfully performs its first open-heart surgery.

NUH is the first hospital in Asia to have successfully used frozen embryos.