Continuous care from hospital to community
Sengkang Community Hospital launched iPCARE (Integrated Primary Care for At-Risk Elderly) clinics in June 2021. Under this programme, discharged patients with multiple co-morbidities and complex needs from Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) can visit the General Practitioners (GPs) in their community for post-discharge care. With the consent of patients, BVH’s doctors will update the GPs on patients’ health status, medical condition and medications, providing information and support to help patients and their caregivers. This reduces unnecessary emergency department visits and re-admissions to acute hospitals.