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2014

  • The NUHS family welcomed our new Chief Executive – Professor John Wong

  • First Singapore hospital to fully implement a new waste disposal system, which brings about a more hygienic environment for patients while freeing up nurses to spend more time with patients

  • Minister of Health Mr Gan Kim Yong officiated at the opening of the NUH Medical Centre and the NCIS (Yong Siew Yoon Wing). The new building will allow 250,000 patients to be seen every year.

  • Dr Catherine Koh took over the helm as Director of Nursing from Adjunct A/Prof Lee Siu Yin.

  • Doctors successfully performed the first faecal microbiota transplantation in Singapore, giving hope to people with chronic gut infections.

  • NUH Ward@Senja opened, adding 39 beds and a dedicated gym facility for patients’ rehabilitation needs.

  • The NUH, through NCIS, and JurongHealth, signed a 10-year Oncology Collaboration Agreement to provide cancer services and enhanced health and clinical care for residents in western Singapore.

  • The new Outpatient Pharmacy Automation System went ‘live’, promising greater accuracy, enhanced safety and shorter wait time for patients.

  • Ward 2A, formerly Day Surgery Ward, opened with 36 beds.

  • Ward 9B opened, as part of the hospital’s expansion plans, following the opening of NUH Ward @ Senja and Ward 2A. This brings the total number of beds at NUH to 1,228.

  • The NUCOT team performed a kidney transplant on a 19-year-old patient, making him Singapore’s youngest ABO-incompatible renal recipient.

  • A breakthrough research by the NUH and NCIS based on the expressions of miR-355 now allows doctors to work out the risk level of a child with leukemia, and also the rate of survival as early as the point of diagnosis.

  • The NUH Dialysis Centre was relocated from SLF building to Alexandra. The new location provides greater convenience and is closer to NUH to better serve patients within our own regional health system.