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18 Jan 2017
Singapore Health Quality Service Awards honours 3,585 who have made great impact on patients' lives

The seventh Singapore Health Quality Service Awards was held today. Minister of State for Health, Mr Chee Hong Tat presented the awards to a record number of 3,585 healthcare professionals from 26 public and private healthcare institutions, and agencies from the Intermediate and Long-Term Care sector. 

The Straits Times, pg B6

Lianhe Zaobao, pg 7

15 Jan 2017
SingHealth launches Esther Network Singapore for person-centred care

Esther Network Singapore was launched by SingHealth to deliver person-centred care in close partnership with community partners.  It has trained 60 Esther Coaches and plans to train 40 more this year, to drive person-centred improvement work.

Three Esther Coaches spoke about the projects they are working on. Dr Jeffrey Tuan, Senior Consultant, Division of Radiation Oncology, NCCS, is working on a project to make outpatient radiation treatment more accessible to patients with social and financial issues. Ms Eunice Gwendolene Chua, Occupational Therapist, SGH, and her team plan to train wheelchair-bound patients and their caregivers to navigate the public transport system safely and confidently. Ms Seng Gek Siang, Senior Staff Nurse (Patient Navigator), Department of Emergency Medicine, SGH is working with case managers from NTUC Health Cluster Support to test out the handover interventions for vulnerable patients discharged from SGH. 

Lianhe Zaobao, pg 7

12 Jan 2017
Paramedics get emergency care training boost with SingHealth and SCDF tie-up

SingHealth and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance pre-hospital emergency care and training for paramedics in Singapore. Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, witnessed the signing ceremony between SingHealth and SCDF. Under the MOU, more than 250 SCDF paramedics will undergo attachments at the emergency departments of SGH and KKH to strengthen their clinical skills and competencies, and a first-ever national paramedic educator training programme will also be jointly developed.


Lianhe Zaobao, pg 18

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