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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.

Clinical Care & Innovation – the past, present and future (Part 2)

We have overcome many tests of resilience and taken strides to become a world-class healthcare system. What are we doing to enhance patient care now, and what else is in store for us?

Clinical Care & Innovation – the past, present and future (Part 1)

Today, Singaporeans enjoy world-class, multi-disciplinary healthcare… but how did we get here?

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?

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!

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’."

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