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05 Dec 2013
Singapore joins global translation medicine network as Asia-Pacific hub

SingHealth and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, which form Singapore’s largest academic healthcare cluster, have joined a new global research network to accelerate the discovery of treatments and cures. A memorandum of understanding with the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine was signed today. As part of the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine, SingHealth and Duke-NUS join an elite group of academic medical institutes from Europe and North America.

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11 Nov 2013
Nursing from public and private healthcare honoured at 7th Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award Ceremony

Ten exemplary Enrolled Nurses were honoured at the prestigious 7th Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award ceremony on 11 November 2013. The Award, established by the D.S. Lee Foundation in 2006, represents the pinnacle of distinction dedicated to Enrolled Nurses in Singapore.

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27 Oct 2013
Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sengkang General and Community Hospitals

As yet another step towards Healthcare 2020, Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health today officiated the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sengkang General and Community Hospitals. These hospitals are part of a new integrated hospital development managed by Sengkang Health under the umbrella of SingHealth. Slated for completion in 2018, the Sengkang General and Community Hospitals will be one of Singapore’s largest regional hospitals catering to the growing population in the northeast, in particular Sengkang, Punggol, Hougang and Pasir Ris.

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17 Sep 2013
National Heart Centre Singapore discovers patient-specific cure for dangerous heart rhythm disorder

A National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) research team has successfully and completely reversed the effects of the hERG (human ether-a-go-go-related gene) mutation in long QT syndrome 2 (LQTS 2) in patient-specific heart cells, scoring a world's first. This novel experiment paves the way for the better understanding on how drugs affect cell and intra-cell disordered function and allows safe testing of new compounds on patients' own cells, without the risk of side effects to the patients themselves. The findings have earned the team a best poster prize at the prestigious ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Congress on 1 September 2013, the largest international cardiology meeting attended by close to 30,000 participants.

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27 Aug 2013
SingHealth Transplant sets new Singapore record with a million roses

SingHealth Transplant, Singapore’s largest academic healthcare cluster’s consolidated service with nine transplant programmes, has set a new Singapore record for the “Largest Project to Fold Paper Roses”. The record of 1,064,180 paper roses was made possible by over 20,000 primary, secondary and tertiary students who participated in SingHealth Transplant’s “Thanks a Million” youth outreach campaign. The paper flowers which have been used to create a “Thanks a Million” art installation was launched by Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State for Health, as part of SingHealth’s annual Transplant Awareness Week.

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19 Aug 2013
SingHealth and Sphere Conferences launch Singapore’s first International Healthcare Week

SingHealth, Singapore’s largest academic healthcare cluster and Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of media group Singapore Press Holdings, jointly launched the country’s first global healthcare event – the Singapore International Healthcare Week (SIHW) – at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, Singapore, was the Guest-of Honour. The inaugural event which runs from 19 to 21 August 2013 includes three highly interactive congresses – healthcare management, enterprise risk management and supply chain management – and a summit on food services in healthcare.

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12 Aug 2013
Singapore scientists unravel cancers linked to herbal remedies

A team of scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and Taiwan’s Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, LinKou, have made a breakthrough in understanding the cancer-promoting action of Aristolochic Acid (AA), a natural product of Aristolochia plants traditionally used in some Asian herbal remedies for weight loss and slimming. This breakthrough came after 1.5 years of intensive research and was published online in Science Translational Medicine, a publication that focuses on practical medical advances that result from all stages of translational medicine.

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30 Jul 2013
SingHealth launches new mobile app to help nurses manage pressure ulcers and prevent falls

SingHealth, Singapore’s largest academic healthcare cluster, has launched a new mobile application known as the SingHealth Nurses Pal to help nurses manage pressure ulcers and prevent falls among patients. The mobile app also features an intravenous (IV) drip rate calculator and alarm function which nurses can use to enhance medication safety. It was launched by Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong as part of SingHealth’s annual Nurses’ Day celebrations. The event also saw the launch of the SingHealth-Alice-Lee-Institute of Advanced Nursing Scholarship for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programme. The inaugural scholarship award which is the first in Singapore, was presented to five Advanced Practice Nurses from SGH and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH).

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20 Jul 2013
Academia - New iconic building for diagnostics, research and healthcare education opens officially on SGH campus

SingHealth, Singapore’s largest academic healthcare cluster, opens the Academia on SGH Campus on 20 July 2013 – a new 13-storey twin-tower building that houses the Group’s research and education facilities, as well as Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Pathology Department under one roof. The opening ceremony was graced by President Tony Tan Keng Yam and witnessed by Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong, Minister of State for Health Amy Khor, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Muhammad Faishal, SingHealth Chairman Peter Seah, SingHealth Group CEO Ivy Ng and SingHealth senior management team.

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21 Jun 2013
Pioneering healthcare solutions on show at inaugural Singapore International Healthcare Week

Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of media group Singapore Press Holdings, and SingHealth, Singapore’s largest academic healthcare cluster, will jointly organise the country’s first global healthcare event – the Singapore International Healthcare Week (SIHW) – at the Marina Bay Sands from 19 to 21 August 2013. The inaugural event is a new initiative by both organisations to provide a world-class learning and networking platform for healthcare leaders and administrators to exchange ideas, innovations and best practices.

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05 Apr 2013
3rd Singapore International Neurocognitive Symposium

More than 250 neurologists, nurses and allied health professionals will come together at the 3rd Singapore International Neurocognitive Symposium to receive updates on the latest in the care of Young Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. The launch of the National Neuroscience Institute-SingHealth Polyclinics (NNI-SHP) Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation (CARe) Programme, with a special focus on  Young Onset Dementia  sufferers. Ministry of Health’s revised Dementia Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) will be officially launched at this event.

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31 Mar 2013
Singapore clinician-scientists identify new type of deadly lymphoma

An international research team has identified a new type of deadly intestinal lymphoma that is particularly common in Asia. The team, led by clinician-scientists from the SingHealth Academic Healthcare Cluster, also developed a new diagnostic test to accurately identify these patients.

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15 Mar 2013
SingHealth Transplant launches "A Million Flowers" Campaign for youths

SingHealth Transplant, the healthcare group’s consolidated service with nine transplant programmes, has launched a new outreach campaign to raise youths’ awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The campaign, “A Million Flowers”, aims to reach out to more than 15,000 youths in secondary schools and junior colleges by August this year.

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22 Feb 2013
Mobile device allows patients to relieve lower back pain in the comfort of their homes

Physiotherapists from SingHealth and Singapore General Hospital (SGH), together with orthopaedic surgeons and engineers from SGH as well as engineers from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Division) have developed a mobile lumbar traction (MLT) device which patients can use at home and in the office, at their own time and convenience. Instead of lying down on a plinth (hard cushioned bed) in the hospital, the MLT device allows patients to stand and walk about during therapy.

The MLT device has been selected as the top winning project at this year's SingHealth Allied Health Innovative Practice Award, which will be held 22 February 2013.

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