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2003

January

Opening of Adult Congenital Heart Clinic. This clinic provides a comprehensive range of care and services to adult patients with congenital heart disease (inclusive of Marfan syndrome), pulmonary hypertension, heart disease in pregnancy and congenital intervention.

Launch of paediatric services for newborns in NUH Women's Clinics. Besides our obstetricians who attend to the mothers, neonatologists and paediatricians are available to treat and care for their babies. This avoids the hassle of separate appointments for mother and child at different clinics.

Launch of General Practitioner Liaison Centre (GPLC). A one-stop service for the GPs, this centre is a central co-ordinating point between GPs, their patients and NUH. It provides assistance in areas such as direct patient admission, outpatient appointments, referrals as well as general enquiries.


February

Launch of Medicine Top-Up Service. Patients can beat the queue when collecting their regular supply of medications at our pharmacy. With this service, all patients need to do is to inform our pharmacists to prepare their medications in advance!

Launch of Medicine Delivery Service. Patients can arrange to have their medicines delivered to their homes or offices by providing their contact details, preferred delivery date and time.


May

Opening of Heart, Lung & Vascular Clinic (Clinic H). Cardiology and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery patients (subsidised) can receive specialised treatment and care at this clinic.

For our efforts in promoting good industrial relations and development of staff's skills and welfare, we were conferred the NTUC Plaque of Commendation Award 2003.


June

Launch of Child Development Unit (CDU) at Jurong Polyclinic. Catered for children with developmental and behavioural problems, the CDU aims to provide early intervention for these children using a community-based approach to therapy.


August

Opening of Patient Education Hub. To promote greater awareness on common health problems, their prevention and management, the hub provides health brochures and pamphlets which are free for visitors to take home. Regular programmes such as free lunchtime talks and video shows are also organised.


October

Our Computerised Patient Support System (CPSS) has garnered the prestigious Asian Hospital Management Awards 2003 - IT category. A patient-centred initiative, CPSS 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 enhances patient safety as well.

Dr Allen Yeoh from our Children's Medical Institute and his research team have developed a diagnostic kit to detect Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in children more accurately. Their research work has clinched a Gold at the prestigious 6th Asian Innovation Awards 2003.

Physician-scientists from NUH and NUS have formed 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 has successfully obtained a Planning Grant of US$250,000 from the US National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the US National Institutes of Health.

Our hospital was presented our first Gold Award at the Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H Award 2003. This achievement affirms our workplace health promotion efforts as well as the fit and healthy lifestyle embraced by our employees.


November

Official launch of Hepatitis B Total Care (HBTC). A holistic programme that offers patients a comprehensive range of services, including patient education, social support, treatment, financial assistance as well as research and clinical trials.

To continually improve our standards of patient care through sharing and learning, we held our first Operating Scientific Meeting - Changing Trends in Perioperative Nursing. The two-day meeting attracted close to 300 participants from Singapore as well as the Asia Pacific region.