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2001

March

The Cardiac Centre was set up in March 2001 to bring a comprehensive range of cardiac services, both non-invasive and invasive procedures, to a more accessible location and conducive ambience for the benefit of our patients. It has also expanded its capacity to cater to the needs of more patients. And with the opening of the new Invasive Catheterisation suite, that allows both coronary and peripheral intervention work, patients that need catheterization can now get an immediate appointment.


May

Opening of Urology Centre. A one-stop centre for digestive diseases, it adopts a multi-disciplinary approach where patients can consult a team of gastroenterologists, radiologists and surgeons at a single location. The Centre also co-ordinates patients' consultations for their convenience. To provide seamless and integrated care, it actively works with the primary care physicians to facilitate comprehensive care for patients.


July

Opening of the University Digestive Centre. A one-stop centre dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach where patients can receive care from a team of medical professionals.


August

Launch of CancerLine on 1 August. Operated by The Cancer Institute at the Cancer Centre, the CancerLine is a confidential helpline managed by experienced oncology-trained nurses. It provides a source of information on cancer to patients and the public, support for patients through links with local community services and a listening ear.

Opening of the Vision Correction Centre (VCC). Offering patients a chance at better vision, VCC treats myopia (short-sightedness), astigmatism and hyperopia (long-sightedness). The VCC team is supported by advanced equipment including wavefront guided customised laser ablation systems, slit scanning topography machines and advanced microkeratome units.


September

A dedicated Quality Improvement Unit (QIU) was set up in September 2001 to enhance the quality and standards of our patient service. Our Patient Relations Teams regularly visit inpatients to seek their feedback and provide any necessary assistance. Through periodic patient focus group meetings, improved feedback management, patient satisfaction surveys, speedy service response and recovery, QIU aims to improve on the quality and level of service we provide to our patients.


October

NUH and SGH jointly performed world's first successful cord blood transplant on Thalassaemia Major patient.


November

Opening of the NUH Women's Clinic. This is a convenient, one-stop, comprehensive outpatient treatment facility for women. Its services are organised around the patient, rather than requiring the patient to travel to different locations to obtain the services they need. They can consult the doctor, have various procedures (such as ultrasound scans, cardiotocography sessions, amniocentesis, colposcopy and laser) done, collect their medication and make payment all at a single location.

Our new Cardiothoracic ICU has doubled the number of beds and we have put in more critical care nurses to ensure patients received improved care.