Children's Emergency. Our team of specially-trained doctors are on
standby 24/7 to care for our young patients suffering from minor trauma
and other urgent medical conditions.
Opening of new Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CT ICU). Besides
advanced medical equipment, an experienced group of medical
professionals are also available to provide specialised care to
patients with cardiac, thoracic and vascular conditions.
Opening of Paediatric Inpatient Cancer Centre (PICC). Children can
receive personalised and comprehensive cancer care with the advanced
equipment and facilities available.
Opening of Nasal and Rhinology Clinic. This clinic provides specialised
care and treatment to patients with chronic sinusitis, nasal polyposis
as well as smell and taste disorders.
Official opening of Cardiac Centre. At this one-stop cardiology service
centre, patients can receive dedicated and specialised care as well as
diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Opening of The Clinic for Human Reproduction. The Clinic offers advice
and treatment to couples who have concerns on fertility issues. The
private environment also allows couples to exchange information with
our fertility specialists.
1st in Singapore to use Accommodative Intraocular Lens in cataract
surgery. Associate Professor Paul Chew and Dr Lennard Thean from the
Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group, have implanted the lens
successfully in more than 100 procedures.
August / September
Opening of Wellness Centre. This centre offers health-screening
packages that are specially designed to detect common chronic illnesses
such as stroke, heart diseases, hypertension and cancers.
Opening of Jurong Clinic for Women. Understanding the busy schedules of
working women today, we bring our services closer to them. This clinic
provides a diverse range of O&G services and is equipped with
facilities for ultrasound scan.
Launch of Angel Heart Service - a taxi chaperone service whereby
trained taxi drivers will pick up patients from their homes and send
them to NUH for their medical appointments. This is a collaboration
between Comfort Transportation and NUH.
Opening of Skills Training And Research (STAR) Laboratory. With an aim
to provide a conducive environment for intensive medical research, we
established the STAR lab. In this lab, our doctors can perform
experimental surgery, research on cadavers as well as testing of
surgical equipment. These research and training sessions will further
enhance the skills of our medical professionals to deliver better and
safer patient care.
Opening of Travel Screening and Vaccination Clinic. Patients can have
their travel health concerns answered. Besides treatment for
travel-related illnesses, advice on prevention of travel-related
ailments and precautions against disease-carrying organisms are also
available at the clinic. This clinic also offers a range of
immunisations such as vaccines for hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever and
Launch of Auditory Verbal Therapy. Our therapist helps hearing-impaired
children to use their aided residual hearing or cochlear implants to
acquire speech and language skills through therapy sessions which
involve the parents and caregivers.
The e-initiative "Pervasive Computing and Wireless Delivery of Clinical
Cardiology Information" won the Enterprise Challenge Award - Enterprise
Award in at the PS21 ExCEL Convention in November 2002.
We are the first hospital to achieve triple ISO certifications - ISO
9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management
Systems) and ISO 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management
Launch of Children's Asthma & Allergy Network ("I CAN !")
Programme. "I CAN !" is a comprehensive and integrated programme that
aims to provide holistic care to children with asthma and/or allergy
conditions. Through different channels and support, we work towards
helping our young patients and their caregivers understand and manage
the asthma and/or allergies properly and achieve an unrestricted