- The NUH Sports Centre, a dedicated facility for integrated care for sports and exercise-related conditions, was officially opened by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu on 22 Jan.
- The team at the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) successfully performed a liver transplant involving Singapore’s first altruistic non-directed liver donor.
- The Division of Endocrinology embarked on a $20 million study called APT-2D (Assessing the Progression to Type 2 Diabetes) which seeks to identify the biomarkers of progression of Type 2 Diabetes, or factors that affect a person’s susceptibility to developing the condition. The landmark study is the first of its kind to be done in the Asia Pacific region.
- The NUH Division of Nephrology and National Healthcare Group Polyclinics successfully reduced kidney deterioration in diabetic patients with kidney disease by 28% through the Nephrology Evaluation, Management and Optimisation (NEMO) Programme. The team received the National Clinical Excellence Team Award conferred by the Ministry of Health in recognition of the team’s contribution to healthcare.
- Our Paediatric team accurately diagnosed and successfully treated the first known case of Omenn Syndrome, an extremely rare disease, in Singapore.
- NUH launched Singapore’s first mobile hearing clinic to provide comprehensive hearing test, hearing aid fittings and aural rehabilitation services in the community. This initiative by the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) – Head and Neck Surgery aims to make hearing services more accessible and to raise public awareness about how hearing loss can impact daily life adversely. The initiative is expected to benefit some 8,000 Singaporeans aged 40 and above over a two-year period.
- NUH successfully received the JCI Academic Medical Centre Accreditation for the second time.