|22 Nov 2016|
|10 enrolled nurses from public and private hospitals honoured at 10th Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award Ceremony|
|Ten Enrolled Nurses received the 10th Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award from Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health, at a ceremony held at NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House today. The Award, established by the D.S. Lee Foundation, is the highest local accolade for Enrolled Nurses.|
|01 Oct 2016|
|SingHealth raises record amount for President's Challenge 2016|
SingHealth raised a total of S$528,000, the highest amount in thirteen years since it started its annual fundraising efforts for the beneficiaries of President’s Challenge. A cheque for the amount was presented to President Tony Tan at the finale event held at National Heart Centre Singapore. Funds raised this year will go to SingHealth’s four adopted beneficiaries for 2016: Children Cancer Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), Special Olympics Singapore, and St John’s Home for Elderly Persons.
|23 Sep 2016|
|Minister for Health launches digital library of medical content at SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2016 |
Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong opened the SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2016 today. Themed “Today’s Research and Education for Tomorrow’s Healthcare”, the Congress opening featured the launch of LearningIn10.com, a digital library of medical content by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC).
|01 Aug 2016|
|SingHealth launches inaugural Target Zero Harm Awards at Nurses' Day Celebrations|
In conjunction with its annual Nurses’ Day celebrations, SingHealth today launched a new award called Target Zero Harm to recognise healthcare staff who have raised patient safety standards and eliminated preventable errors in the healthcare setting.
Ten nurses and two nurse-led teams from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), National Cancer Centre Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) and Singapore General Hospital received the awards at the celebrations where Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, officiated as Guest of Honour.
|29 Jul 2016|
|Singapore Scientists Grow Mini Human Brains for Disease Research|
Scientists in Singapore have made a big leap on research on the ‘mini-brain’. These advanced mini versions of the human midbrain will help researchers develop treatments and conduct other studies into Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and ageing-related brain diseases. This technology is potentially revolutionary; researchers are now able to access the relevant material to conduct research on brain diseases.
These mini midbrain versions are three-dimensional miniature tissues that are grown in the laboratory and they have certain properties of specific parts of the human brains. This is the first time that the black pigment neuromelanin has been detected in an organoid model
|29 Jun 2016|
|Temasek Foundation and SingHealth partner to support nursing skills training at West China Hospital |
SingHealth and West China Hospital signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see Singapore’s largest public healthcare group provide training for nursing professionals at West China Hospital. The programme is supported by a grant of about S$546,000 from Temasek Foundation. The three-year training programme conducted at West China Hospital is expected to benefit more than 1,400 nursing professionals from the Sichuan province.
|21 Jun 2016|
|Singapore’s first dental clinic for geriatric and special needs patients opens at National Dental Centre Singapore|
The Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic (GSDC) at National Dental Centre Singapore was officially opened by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health today. he 10-chair specialist outpatient clinic with a floor area of 400sqm and a minor operating theatre, is the first one-stop specialty clinic in Singapore to deliver integrated oral care for patients with complex medical needs, geriatric conditions, as well as intellectual and physical disabilities.
|09 Jun 2016|
|SIRveNIB, a major primary liver cancer study in the Asia-Pacific region, completes enrolment|
The Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group (AHCC), National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) and Sirtex Medical Limited announced that the AHCC protocol 06 SIRveNIB randomised controlled study of SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres versus sorafenib in the treatment of unresectable primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC) has completed its target enrolment of at least 360 patients.
|18 May 2016|
|S$2.5 Million Boost for Lymphoma Research through Tanoto Foundation|
The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre announced today that a S$2.5 million Tanoto Foundation Professorship in Medical Oncology has been conferred to Assoc Prof Lim Soon Thye, Head and Senior Consultant of the Division of Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore; and Assistant Dean at Duke-NUS Medical School.
|12 Apr 2016|
|SingHealth partners GPs to offer free health screenings for relatives of individuals with diabetes|
To enable early detection of diabetes, SingHealth has partnered selected GPs across the island to offer free health screenings for parents, siblings and children of patients with diabetes mellitus (Type 2 diabetes). Screening is open to those aged 30 and above, who have an immediate family member with Type 2 diabetes and who have no known diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.
Click here for more details on the screening (PDF file)
|27 Feb 2016|
|Singapore to host International Resuscitation Science Symposium 2016 in conjunction with Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore's Annual Scientific Meeting|
The Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore (SEMS), Resuscitation Council of Asia and SingHealth co-hosted the 2nd International Resuscitation Science Symposium, held in conjunction with the SEMS’s Annual Scientific Meeting. The opening ceremony was officiated by Guest-of Honour, Dr Lam Pin Min, Minister of State, Ministry of Health, Singapore.
|24 Feb 2016|
|SingHealth launches mobile app to help people with knee osteoarthritis |
To help patients with knee OA gain greater control over their condition, SingHealth, Singapore’s largest public healthcare cluster, launched a new mobile application known as KneeBuddy. The mobile app features easy-to-follow exercises developed specifically for knee OA, a comprehensive guide on knee replacement surgery and post-surgery care as well as topics such as causes, symptoms, treatments of knee OA and health tips to improve knee care.
|05 Feb 2016|
|PM Lee unveils 20-year master plan for Singapore General Hospital Campus|
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled extensive redevelopment and expansion plans for Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Campus which will span the next two decades. The SGH Campus Master Plan was launched at an event held today with PM Lee as Guest of Honour. When completed, the sprawling 43-hectare Campus will transform into a vibrant public ecosystem with interconnected zones for Patient Care, Research and Education.
|21 Jan 2016|
|NTU and SingHealth to develop healthcare innovations to improve patient care |
Elderly patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease could one day benefit from only having to take their medication once a day instead of three times daily. Scientists from Nanyang Technology University (NTU) and SingHealth have developed a pill that contains the same cocktail of three standard drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease which can release the medication slowly over a 24-hour period, benefitting both patients and caregivers.