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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.