The Future Of Our Paediatric Care
We are consolidating our outpatient paediatric services within a one-stop centre. To be completed by 2018, the new paediatric ambulatory centre is named the Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute in recognition of the $50 million gift from the late Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat’s family. The donation was made for the advancement of paediatric education, research and patient care.
Our new centre focuses on creating a therapeutic environment that is family friendly. The overall ‘playscape’ design concept is inspired by nature. Studies have shown that through good play, a child’s body, mind and soul are stimulated which encourages interaction and creative development. The ‘playscape’ ethos is manifested in the centre starting from the arrival atrium. Its environment and interiors serve to provide your child and family a holistic care experience.
Connectivity And Patient-Focused
Our 10-storey ambulatory centre is visually more prominent with a lofty 14m-high arrival atrium, rising above the surrounding buildings. A clear separation of vehicular and pedestrian flow ensures a safe arrival and a quick registration.
Being easily recognisable, the spacious atrium aims to promote intuitive way finding for visitors arriving via different transports or from other buildings within the Kent Ridge campus. The proposed link bridge on the fourth level will connect the new centre to the NUH Main Building, allowing integration with existing facilities (including inpatient facilities and services) and maximising operational efficiency for the existing and new services. The experience of each visit focuses on two essential aspects: one-stop convenience and a delighted child.
Child-Friendly And Family-Centredness
In order for paediatric consultation to be a pleasant experience for your child and the accompanying caregiver, we aim to provide your child and family a cosy and comfortable environment where stress is taken out of the visit.
Your child and family will first be greeted with an explosion of colours at our beach-themed atrium. The journey to the upper storeys will see thematic play zones, elevated gardens and waiting areas with views of greenery and the outdoors.
Traditional seating and room configuration are replaced by modular furniture that serves as play objects and a resting place. The sky gardens are adjacent to the waiting areas on every floor. This access to daylight and outdoors creates a therapeutic environment integral for a healing experience.
Waiting time is translated into play time in the forest-themed waiting room as the child climbs, crawls, interacts and explores the forest inspired features within observatory vicinity of the parents.
There are interactive “play-pens” inside consultation rooms to keep your child occupied while the doctor and caregiver carry out their discussions.
Our new paediatric ambulatory centre will change the experience of a visit to the hospital for both the child as well as the accompanying caregiver. We believe it will change the way paediatric care is delivered in Singapore and elevate healthcare for children and adolescents to a whole new level, delivering better outcomes for the future.
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