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20 Nov 2010
4th Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award for Enrolled Nurses 2010

Ten outstanding enrolled nurses, including three each from SingHealth and the National Healthcare Group, will be honoured by the nursing fraternity this Saturday, 20 November 2010.  They are this year’s finalists of the annual Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award and will be presented with their awards by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law at an awards ceremony on Saturday night, organised by healthcare group, SingHealth.

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15 Oct 2010
SingHealth and Duke-NUS inaugural congress pushes the frontiers of healthcare and biomedical sciences
  • More than 2,100 medical practitioners, academics and researchers brought together
  • Over 600 presentations, abstracts and papers on research breakthroughs presented

The inaugural SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress was officially opened today by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who graced the occasion as Guest-of-Honour. The two-day congress, held at Suntec Convention Centre, sees more than 2,100 multi-disciplinary medical practitioners, academic scholars, researchers and overseas healthcare leaders, meeting to spark lively debates on pioneering research and emerging issues in the healthcare and biomedical sciences industry locally.

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15 Oct 2010
SingHealth raises record sum of $380,000 for President’s Challenge 2010
  • SingHealth raises record amount since it started fundraising for the charity in 2004
  • The amount raised is 50 per cent higher than its target for the year
  • Under the theme “We are One Family”, SingHealth brought cheer to underprivileged families

SingHealth presented His Excellency, President S R Nathan, with a cheque for $380,000 at an event held at the Istana today. The result of four months of fundraising, this is the highest amount raised by SingHealth for beneficiaries of the President’s Challenge.

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13 Oct 2010
New tool better predicts cardiac arrest in patients seen at A&E
  • SGH-NTU collaboration first in the world to investigate use of real-time heart rate variability for cardiac arrest prediction
  • Research to be presented at the inaugural SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress

A new tool using heart rate variability to assess patients’ risk of cardiac arrest is 50% more accurate than relying on traditional vital signs alone, researchers at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) found. These new findings will be presented at the inaugural SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress, held on 15 and 16 October 2010 at Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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17 Sep 2010
Singapore's first batch of graduates from the SMU-SingHealth Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management & Leadership

A batch of 27 graduates that comprises doctors, nursing managers and allied health professionals from various hospitals and healthcare institutions in Singapore have graduated from the SMU-SingHealth Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership. In addition to their medical skills, they now have the necessary knowledge to devise healthcare management strategies to achieve patient satisfaction and excellence in people, quality and financial management. After a successful inaugural year, the programme has recently welcomed its second batch of students.

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30 Jul 2010
Minister for Health opens $20million clinical research unit on SGH Campus
  • Largest public sector early phase clinical research unit in Singapore
  • Currently hosts more than 20 clinical trials, 40% of which are led by local clinician-scientists
  • Provides patients with access to new treatments

Minister for Health Mr Khaw Boon Wan today officially launched SingHealth’s dedicated early phase clinical research unit, the largest of its kind in Singapore.  The SingHealth Investigational Medicine Unit has already attracted more than 20 clinical trials, some 40% of which are trials initiated by local clinician-scientists.

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28 Jul 2010
Zorro gives out roses and $100,000 at Nurses' Day Celebrations

Appearing in disguise, Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister for Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary-General, NTUC, heroically arrived at the movie-themed SingHealth Nurses' Day party as the legendary Zorro, giving out roses to the nurses in appreciation of their dedication in caring for patients. Minister Lim also launched a $100,000 community outreach pilot programme initiated by SingHealth nurses and the Healthcare Services Employees Union (HSEU), to help needy patients upon discharge with the necessary resources to manage their conditions at home to prevent re-admission to hospital.

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13 Jul 2010
SingHealth Announces Integration of Transplant Services

Celebrating the Gift of Life. Gift of Hope.
Inaugural SingHealth Transplant Awareness Week, 12–16 July 2010

Transplants are a gift of life – given freely by an individual, and received anonymously by another.  Transplants treat, and sometimes even cure, disabling and life-ending diseases, such as kidney, liver and heart failure, blood and immune disorders, as well as permanent blindness.

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12 Jun 2010
SingHealth Launches President’s Challenge 2010 Fundraising Event

SingHealth's charity movie is set to bring the whole family together in more ways than one. It is part of SingHealth's outreach campaign themed "We Are One Family" in aid of the President's Challenge this year. The audience comprises some 800 SingHealth staff and their families as well as 105 children and youths from the Jamiyah Children's Home and Gracehaven. The event kicks off a series of outreach efforts by SingHealth's family of nine healthcare institutions and the SingHealth Corporate Office.

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29 Mar 2010
SingHealth selects IBM and SAP to transform HR processes

SingHealth teamed up with IBM and SAP to standardise Human Resource (HR) processes for approximately 23,000 users. The system will standardise policies on compensation and benefits, performance reviews, and career development for all SingHealth staff. It also increases IT capability, expands capacity, delivers standardisation, and sets SingHealth on a good foundation for future technology innovations. The project is expected to be completed by June 2011. 

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21 Jan 2010
SingHealth and AIC collaborate to help 30 community healthcare institutions save on cost-effective procurement practices
SingHealth Group Procurement Office (GPO) will be extending its expertise in procurement and relieve 30 nursing homes from the burden of sourcing for the best value products, so that they can focus on providing quality care for their residents. These nursing homes will benefit from cost savings for the purchase of basic necessities such as milk feeds and diapers.  This initiative is a two-year partnership between the nursing homes, the Agency for Integrated Care, and SingHealth GPO.
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13 Jan 2010
Get health information from health experts anyplace, anytime

Singaporeans can now easily access comprehensive and reliable health information specially tailored to cater to the healthcare needs of Asians via a newly launched website portal, Healthxchange (www.healthxchange.com.sg). Supported and launched by SingHealth, Healthxchange provides a trusted channel for participants to bring their healthcare queries and concerns online to qualified healthcare professionals, and exchange information and views on their healthcare needs through interactive user-generated sections.

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12 Jan 2010
Singapore-China collaboration invests S$2 million to strengthen primary healthcare delivery in Southern China

SingHealth and Fujian Provincial Health Bureau entered a partnership to equip healthcare professionals in Fujian to introduce reforms to the primary care health delivery system in Southern China. This S$2 million training programme is underwritten by a grant of approximately S$660,000 from Temasek Foundation, a Singapore-based philanthropic organisation. Up to 5,500 healthcare professionals in Fujian are expected to benefit from this programme.

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