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Celebrating 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore

In 2021, SingHealth celebrates 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore, with our flagship hospital - Singapore General Hospital (SGH) – marking its Bicentennial!

We have come a long way with the nation, caring for generations of Singaporeans in good and tough times, in a journey enriched by the breadth and depth of expertise of each healthcare institution within the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) family.

This strong foundation, rooted in a legacy of excellence, is the result of visionary and dedicated healthcare professionals with a strong moral compass and a dedicated commitment to our values and sense of purpose.

Today, with a network of acute hospitals, national specialty centres, community hospitals and polyclinics offering over 40 clinical specialties, the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC is well placed to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare to all Singaporeans.

As we celebrate 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore (MedSG200), join us as we trace our journey with the nation.

MedSG200 logo

In celebration, we have developed a logo to be used across collaterals and at our events from January 2021. The logo features an extension of SingHealth’s 20th Anniversary logo, representing our collective, continued pursuit to define tomorrow’s medicine. Our institution colours are applied on the interconnecting “O”s of the logo, reflecting how each of our roles are intertwined and crucial in this pursuit.

The History of Public Healthcare

The story of public healthcare in Singapore begins with SGH, the country’s pioneer public healthcare institution and first acute care hospital.

Many of our hospitals and national specialty centres saw their genesis in SGH. Stay tuned as we share how SingHealth grew from strength to strength, emerging as a global thought-leader in shaping the future of Medicine.

Education: Past, Present and Future (Part 2)

Take a look at how SingHealth has built upon this strong foundation to further advance healthcare education in Singapore and beyond.

Education: Past, Present and Future (Part 1)

Take a look at how healthcare education in Singapore has evolved from past to present, and how it might look like in the future.

Five research breakthroughs over the years

Over the years, we have made numerous new discoveries and developed innovative healthcare solutions to transform patient care for the future.

Research – the past, present and future

How does Academic Medicine SingHealth ensure that we are continuously providing a better tomorrow with the best outcomes for our patients?

The evolution of primary care

Why SingHealth Polyclinics is essential in the delivery of quality care for our nation.

The role of community hospitals

How do community hospitals play a key role in Singapore's healthcare?

Our national specialty centres

Tracing the history of our national specialty centres back to SGH

History of our acute hospitals

Read about the history of our General Hospitals.

Tracing 200 Years of Medicine

Join us as we trace our 200-year journey in providing healthcare for generations of Singaporeans. Together, let's celebrate our past, present and future as one SingHealth family!

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"

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