A Memorandum of Understanding was 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
NUH Quality Circle (QC) - Quest Teams, was launched on 6 March. The first in-house QC Convention was held on 30 April.
outpatient Acupuncture Service was started on 18 May, staffed by an
anaesthetist and an acupuncturist from Beijing. The clinic has
attracted more than 420 new patients accounting for 3,500 patient
NUH hosted the SAF Day Combined
Rededication Ceremony for Ayer Rajah / Bukit Merah Zone on 1 July. And
for doing our part for national defence, NUH was honoured with the
Commendation Award at the SAF Presentation Ceremony on 22 July.
Tissue Bank celebrated its 10th Anniversary in October with two
milestones. The first was the convocation ceremony for graduates of the
NUS Diploma in Tissue Banking, the second, the Interregional Trainers
Workshop on Distant Learning - Use of the Curriculum Package on Tissue
Banking, which ran from 19 to 23 October.
Liver Transplant Programme scored another first on December 15 when one
of its patients became the world's first living liver donor with Von
Willebrand's disease (a disease of the clotting system)