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Celebrating 200 Years of Medicine

A New Age of Medicine Begins

Thank you for being a part of our year-long journey in celebrating 200 years of medicine in Singapore

Your SingHealth Story: Abdul Latif Jaafar

"I'm proud that my wife is the inspiration behind my decision to join healthcare.”

Your SingHealth Story: Su Mei Zhen

"A Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, once said, “The only constant in life is change.” This is especially true in nursing!"

Your SingHealth Story: Teo Lay Choo

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make use of technology to hold our workshops and forums online. Familiarising myself with this new way of doing things was a big hurdle for me, but I gave my best"

Your SingHealth Story: Dr Mohamad Fahamy Koenitz Bin Iskandar

I witnessed the enthusiasm of the clinicians who were working to bring their research ideas from bench to bedside to benefit the patients... amazed and touched by their desire to help people who were complete strangers to them."

Through the Ages (Nov 2021)

What are we doing to enhance patient care, and what's next?

Your SingHealth Story: Ng Suat San

"In the old days, the injection vials came in larger doses but now, with better technology, the vials come in single doses to avoid contamination. There have been a lot of improvements to ensure patient safety."

Your SingHealth Story: Cheryl Seet

"A patient once told me, ‘We don’t need your sympathy; we need your empathy, and your healthcare knowledge’."

Your SingHealth Story: Mas Linda Mohamad

“One fond memory I have as a nursing student was when I had a clinical attachment in a nursery to care for newborns..."

Your SingHealth Story: Richard Thong

“When I joined Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in 1988 as an IT long-range planner, as part of the hospital’s restructuring team, I knew I would be in for an exciting time but never did I expect to it to be the start of a 33-year journey in healthcare."

Your SingHealth Story: Dr Selena Young

"Back then, teachers may not receive feedback from students so easily. Now, learners have instant access to feedback portals and may use social media to give immediate feedback to their teachers."

Through the Ages (Oct 2021)

How did we get to our world-class, multi-disciplinary healthcare standards?

Your SingHealth Story: Chen Feng Li

"I had to learn to tackle the stigma that comes with working in a high-risk setting, but I take pride in creating a clean and safe environment for patients and the medical team because doing so is also part of saving lives.”

Your SingHealth Story: A/Prof Low Boon Yong

"I have been inspired by several great mentors during my career... It is now my personal mission to pass the torch as I impart my skills and knowledge to the next generation."

Your SingHealth Story: Joyce Lim

"’I am the teacher’ is the mindset of teaching years ago, with little chance for the learners to explore or enquire."

Your SingHealth Story: Prof Anantharaman Venkataraman

"As a medical student in the 1970s, we did not have Google, laptops or the internet, which made searching for updated information on any topic at short notice tough."

Through the Ages (Sep 2021)

Discover how SingHealth built on strong foundations to further advance healthcare education

Watch: Then & Now with SingHealth's Family of Nurses

Meet Ms Tan Siam King and her daughter Kristelle. They are from a Family of Nurses!

Your SingHealth Story: Seri Rahayu

"Gone are the days where we had to decipher handwritten orders after the patients’ case notes were finally returned after the doctors’ rounds.”

Your SingHealth Story: Ohn Myint

"Today, our work processes have improved drastically with the help of advanced technology such as the automation systems at the Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacies which pick and package the prescribed medication"

Your SingHealth Story: Catherine Tay

“I started out as a typist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 1977, and saw typewriters change to word processors, then to desktops and laptops. Living through two pandemics in the healthcare sector has certainly been memorable."

Your SingHealth Story: Nur Sharifah Azurah Borhan

"With hands-on training I... find the new system quite useful in ensuring we administer the correct medication to patients"

Through the Ages (Aug 2021)

Take a look back at how healthcare education in Singapore started!

Your SingHealth Story: Jesminder Kaur

"I chose to become a nurse because of the lasting impression she had on me. Beyond physical care, patients also need someone to be there for them emotionally. I want to be able to make that difference in their journey to recovery."

Watch: 5 Questions with Doreen

Do not be deceived by her youthful looks and boisterous laughter. Doreen is the person you'd turn to in the event of a major healthcare crisis!

Your SingHealth Story: Pulgan Shenna Grace Acosta

"Today, I continue to honour my family as I care for the elderly patients at Sengkang Community Hospital’s rehabilitation ward, just as they were my own parents.”

Your SingHealth Story: Lim See Han

“I used to work as a Validation Engineer in the pharmaceuticals industry. My days were spent dealing more with machines than people and that made me want to look for a more meaningful career."

Your SingHealth Story: Andrea Choh

"Looking ahead, I hope to see more of how technology and innovation can plug the gaps in the way we train and assess our nurses.”

Your SingHealth Story: Yuan Long Xia

“After reading numerous studies on how engagement games could help the elderly improve their physical health and cognitive abilities, my team and I implemented a series of video games to engage our elderly patients with dementia."

Through The Ages (Jul 2021)

Here are five of our very own home-grown research breakthroughs that changed the way we deliver patient care

Your SingHealth Story: ADN Hoon Siew Jong

"Jobs were hard to come by in the 1970s. I had to choose between working in a factory or being a nurse."

Your SingHealth Story: Ng Kim Bock

"The most impactful experience of my career has got to be a trip I took to the United States with the World Health Organisation Fellowship in 1971..."

Your SingHealth Story: Dr Ong Peck Leong

"I recently started using Facebook and some of my past patients have gotten in touch with me there. As we get older, we realise that material things are not that important after all. We prefer to be remembered in a nice way.”

Your SingHealth Story: Jennifer Lee

"Back in the day, radiography was manually done and we had to carry the large, wet film for processing in dark rooms. Today, the images are transmitted digitally and we no longer have to worry about delivering wet film."

Through the Ages (Jun 2021)

As healthcare needs become more complex, how can SingHealth ensure that we are continuously providing a better tomorrow with the best outcomes for our patients?

Your SingHealth Story: Saidah Binte Shariff

"In those days, we had smaller clinics with just an outpatient dispensary and a maternal and child health clinic. It only cost $2.50 for an adult and 50 cents for a child to see the doctor."

Your SingHealth Story: A/Prof Lim Soo Teik

"Parallel to my clinical practice, I have had the privilege of participating in several healthcare IT projects with very passionate colleagues from the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), SingHealth and IHiS."

Your SingHealth Story: Teo Mi Shel

"When I was born, Prof Phua Kong Boo treated me for biliary atresia. 21 years later I'm happy to be colleagues with him at the same institution."

Your SingHealth Story: Arthur Cheng

"in the early 1990s, we provided radiographic support for coroner’s cases where death occurred under suspicious circumstances."

Through the Ages (May 2021)

Find out why an effective and integrated primary care system is essential.

Your SingHealth Story: Tanee Chan

"When I tell others I am a perfusionist, many have to Google what the profession is!"

Your SingHealth Story: Moyses Tan

"I started working as a clerk at the Still Road Outpatient Clinic, which was relatively small with only 2 clerical staff and 4 nurses."

Your SingHealth Story: Jodie Yeo

"Being a staff donor to the SCH Health Fund allows me to do an extra bit to help needy patients who fall through the cracks."

Your SingHealth Story: Assoc Prof Chua Yeow Leng

Assoc Prof Chua Yeow Leng was the second staff hired at NHCS. Read his story here!

Through the Ages (Apr 2021)

What is the difference between an acute hospital and a community hospital?

Your SingHealth Story: Seah Kim Lan

Read the story of Mdm Seah Kim Lan who worked at KKH for over 50 years.

Watch: Getting Inspired with Prof Wong Kok Seng

Who inspired Prof Wong Kok Seng, Deputy CEO (Clinical Services) of SingHealth Community Hospitals, to become a doctor? Find out in this video!

Through the Ages (Mar 2021)

Did you know that the roots of our national centres can be traced back to SGH?

What's your SingHealth story?

As SingHealth celebrates 200 years of medicine in Singapore, we invite you to share your SingHealth story.

Through The Ages (Feb 2021)

Who are Stanley, Bowyer and Norris and why they are important in the history of medicine in Singapore?

Watch: Meet our Longest Serving Physiotherapist

Find out more about Albert, our longest serving physiotherapist.

Through The Ages (Jan 2021)

Join us as we trace the history of medicine in Singapore