As a healthcare institution, we are constantly striving to
improve patient outcomes and be the best place to give and receive care. The
milestones that we have achieved, both clinical and non-clinical, are a
reflection of our efforts
Since our inception to current day, we have grown and established ourselves as Singapore’s University hospital. Along the way, we have made important discoveries. Our initiatives and programmes, along with the clinical advancements we have achieved, are all geared towards furthering healthcare. While we are focused on medical excellence, we have also not forgotten about our community and beyond. Our various fund-raising initiatives and medical relief missions to foreign lands are testimony of our commitment to bettering the lives of people everywhere. Read on and find out more about NUH’s achievements.
To meet the diverse
needs of our patients, we embarked on a service differentiation
initiative to provide more focused patient care to both subsidized and
non-subsidized patients, with the opening of Clinic F and Colorectal
We launched the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Services
(OPAT). Traditionally, a number of patients continue to stay in the
hospital for intravenous antibiotic treatment although they are
otherwise well for home. With OPAT, these patients can be discharged
home and come back to the hospital in the outpatient setting or receive
home care for intravenous antibiotic.
Our Training & Education Centre went through a facelift and
re-emerged a new chapter for innovative learning and teaching – The
Learning XChange. Training rooms are now better equipped with an
advanced presentation system that allows internet connections as well
as teleconferencing linkages. The new Learning XChange aims to provide
a conducive learning environment for all staff whereby trainees are
encouraged to interact and exchange ideas amongst themselves or with
the trainers to build team spirit.
An intelligent e-rostering system for our nurses (Optimised Workforce
Management) was put in place. This system cuts down tremendously the
administrative burden of rostering nurses. It also ensures that the
schedule is optimal so that it meets clinical service needs as well as
fairly and objectively balances preferences of staff.
at NUH was launched. E-Learning enables our staff to access knowledge
and information anytime and anywhere and at each individual’s pace.
support of the Yellow Ribbon Project, NUH participated in the first
Yellow Ribbon Job Fair organised by Singapore Corporation of
Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE) on 15 September.
Over 220 inmates attended the job fair held within the Changi Prison.
Golfing For A Good Cause (Charity Golf 2005) event raised a
record-breaking amount of more than $5 million. The Lee Foundation has
made a pledge of $5 million to set up the Lee Foundation Critical Care
Programme. This programme will focus on enhancing the skills and
knowledge of our doctors, nurses and paramedics.
The Sunny-Side-Up Campaign was launched to refuel our passion in service excellence and rejuvenate the service culture.
In response to the dire situation the people of Pakistan faced after
the country got hit by 7.6 magnitude shockwaves, NUH sent a medical
relief team to the quake-hit area to offer our medical expertise in
The D -1 (D minus one)
project allows for faster discharge & admission - discharge time
from the usual 2pm – 3pm to 12pm – 2pm! This project enables
pre-discharge planning a day before discharge. Staff can now get ready
the relevant documents and medications in advance instead of preparing
the documents and medication on the day of discharge which usually will
take several hours. With this project, doctors who identify patients to
be fit for home the following day can make the necessary preparations
and the required medications will also be prepared concurrently. Hence,
all these will be ready the following day when the patients are
confirmed fit for home.
NUH’s ENT Team performed the first bilateral cochlear implantations on
a 10 month-old baby. Born with almost profound hearing loss, the
patient, now at 1 year old, is the first and youngest here to be fitted
with cochlear implants in both ears in a single operation.