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05 Dec 2012
New technology set to revolutionise treatment of hard-to-treat cancers

Under a new Master Research Collaboration Agreement, signed by SingHealth and Sirtex Medical Ltd (ASX:SRX), researchers from SGH and NCCS will explore the potential of a new technology, known as Carbon Cage Nanoparticles. Developed by the Australian National University, Carbon Cage Nanoparticles can safely deliver radioactive substances to specific cancer sites deep within the body. The nanoparticles may even evade detection by patients’ immune systems, improving their ability to target specific cancers.

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20 Nov 2012
Nine nurses involved in research and improvement projects honoured at 6th Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award ceremony

Singapore’s top nine Enrolled Nurses received the prestigious Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award from Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong. The Award, established by the D.S. Lee Foundation in 2006, is the highest accolade dedicated to Enrolled Nurses in Singapore.

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14 Oct 2012
SingHealth raises record sum of $388,000 for President’s Challenge 2012

SingHealth has smashed its record by raising $388,000, the highest amount in nine years, since it started its fundraising efforts for the beneficiaries of President’s Challenge. This is a result of five months of intense fundraising activities and the amount raised has exceeded its target by close to 30 per cent. SingHealth Group Chief Executive Officer, Professor Ivy Ng presented the cheque to President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the finale event titled 'Symphony for Health' on Sunday, 14 October 2012 from 8am to 12.30pm at the Punggol Waterway. 

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07 Sep 2012
Her World Woman of the Year honours Professor Ivy Ng, SingHealth Group CEO and Janice Wong, founder of 2am:dessertbar

The Her World Woman of the Year 2011/12 was awarded to Professor Ivy Ng, Group CEO of SingHealth, at Regent Hotel by Her World, Singapore’s No. 1 women’s magazine published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines). Her World presents two prestigious awards every year – Her World Woman of the Year and Young Woman Achiever – to outstanding Singaporean women who have contributed significantly to society, projected the best image of our nation and are inspirational role models to other women. The Her World Young Woman Achiever 2011/12 went to Janice Wong, the founder of 2am:dessertbar.

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01 Sep 2012
Minister for Health joins 250 patients, volunteers and healthcare staff to support organ and tissue donation

As part of SingHealth’s annual Transplant Awareness Week, more than 250 transplant patients, volunteers and healthcare professionals gathered today at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to show their support for organ and tissue donation by forming the international green transplant awareness ribbon. The green ribbon which is the international symbol for organ and tissue donation represents hope for patients who are waiting for a new lease of life through transplantation. Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, was the Guest of Honour.

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13 Aug 2012
Shorter hospital stay for patients undergoing heart bypass surgery

Patients coming to National Heart Centre Singapore for heart bypass surgery can now look forward to a shorter hospital stay. The saving has been possible through the introduction of effective blood sugar management control protocols by a team of nurses from NHCS’s Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CTSICU).

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04 Aug 2012
Healthcare researchers recognised at SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2012

Results of the highly anticipated Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Awards were announced at SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2012, held on 3 and 4 August 2012 at the Raffles City Convention Centre. The awards recognise research excellence in basic, translational, clinical, evidence-based and health services and systems research.

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03 Aug 2012
SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2012

SingHealth and Duke-NUS’ strong partnership in research and education notched another success with the opening of the 2nd SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress, attended by more than 2,500 multi-disciplinary medical, nursing, allied health and research professionals, academic scholars as well as overseas healthcare leaders. The event was graced by Guest of Honour, Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong.

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01 Aug 2012
SingHealth raises record $400,000 for medical research

SingHealth raised a record amount at its annual SingHealth Charity Golf Tournament held at the Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong Course. A total of $400,000 was raised to support SingHealth’s clinician scientists and researchers as they pursue locally-relevant research projects which have the potential to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients.

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27 Jul 2012
SingHealth Celebrates A Growing Breed – The “Nurse Researcher”

In line with SingHealth's vision to pursue Academic Medicine, the Group launched its first structured nursing research resource guide and announced plans to roll out a new nursing research training programme to support nurses who want to pursue research as a career track. The announcements were made at SingHealth’s annual Nurses’ Day celebrations held at the SGH Campus. It was attended by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, and more than 2,000 SingHealth nurses.

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23 Jul 2012
Breakthrough treatment reduces post-surgical scarring for glaucoma patients

Scientists at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed an innovative way to combat post-surgical scarring for glaucoma patients. A clinical trial has shown that the use of a new drug delivery method has resulted in 40 per cent fewer injections needed by glaucoma patients to prevent scarring after surgery.

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02 Apr 2012
New iconic building on SGH campus opens possibilities for new treatment discoveries and diagnostic capabilities

SingHealth held a topping out ceremony today for The Academia – a new 13-storey twin-tower facility that will house the Group’s research, education and training facilities as well as SGH pathology services under one roof. Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, was Guest of Honour at the event.

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10 Feb 2012
Curtin awards honorary doctorate to Singapore nursing leader

A leading nursing expert will be the first nursing professional from Singapore to be conferred the award of Honorary Doctor of Science by Curtin University in recognition of her exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution to the profession. Curtin’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Colin Stirling, conferred the prestigious award upon Associate Professor Lim Swee Hia, Group Director of Nursing at SingHealth, at an official conferral ceremony held at Singapore General Hospital on Friday 10 February 2012.

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13 Jan 2012
Singapore Health Quality Service Award

Where the Brightest Healthcare Stars Shine

SingHealth and 16 healthcare institutions today honored 2,694 healthcare professionals for their outstanding contributions to the healthcare industry at the annual Singapore Health Quality Service Award. The national award, the first of its kind dedicated to the healthcare industry recognises the unique nature and demands of the healthcare industry. At the heart of healthcare are diverse groups of healthcare professionals who have worked hard to deliver the best possible care for patients. This award pays tribute and gives formal recognition to these service champions, all of whom have played in role in raising the service standards of public healthcare.

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