February 01, 2018 | UpcloseAwards & Recognition 

Meet SingHealth’s first female Emeritus Consultant

Prof Chay Oh Moh from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital has been awarded as the first female Emeritus Consultant in SingHealth. She has served in healthcare for 40 years.

January 23, 2018 | UpcloseRegional Health SystemClinical Care and Innovation 

What my patients want

How do you answer the question "What do my patients want?" Dr Daniel Quah, Consultant at National Cancer Centre Singapore, shares his thoughts.

January 08, 2018 | Administration in HealthcareClinical Care and InnovationUpclose 

High hopes for cancer care

Newly-minted chief of NCCS William Hwang is optimistic about steering the centre through future challenges such as the cancer tsunami and rising treatment costs.

December 19, 2017 | EducationUpclose 

Near Peer Teaching: The passing of the baton

The words "teacher" and "mentor" often bring to mind wisened professors, regally robed in their impeccably pressed white coats, with thick glasses and a full crown of silver, ready to dispense truth and clarity. However, as the saying goes, not all heroes wear capes, and this is indeed true for education in our medical profession.

November 30, 2017 | Academic Clinical ProgrammesClinical Care and InnovationPhoto StoryUpclose 

A future with hope

The VIVA-KKH Paediatric Brain and Solid Tumour Programme set out to change the narrative for children diagnosed with brain and solid cancers. Set up in 2015, the programme leverages the collective strengths and expertise of KKH, SGH, NCCS, NNI, the Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer (VIVA) and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA. This novel initiative cuts across specialties and institutions as healthcare professionals come together to treat the brain and solid tumours in children.

November 20, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationAllied HealthPhoto StoryUpclose 

No longer lost

Liver cirrhosis, an irreversible scarring of the liver, caused Mdm Yee to become a shell of who she formerly was. The complexity of her condition called for a myriad of treatments from different specialists. Instead of working in silos with each specialist examining only one part of the problem, the SingHealth Duke-NUS Liver Transplant Centre brought together healthcare professionals from across disciplines to treat Mdm Yee holistically.

October 12, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationUpcloseAllied Health 

From grief to gift

How our Medical Social Workers and Transplant Coordinators work together to help families come to terms with brain death.

October 06, 2017 | EducationClinical Care and InnovationUpclose 

Finding a way to the patient

“Hi, how can I help you today?” Duke-NUS student Anthony Li realised the many missed opportunities to build good rapport with the patients we look after.

September 21, 2017 | EducationClinical Care and InnovationUpclose 

The doctor-patient conversation

“You must feel quite worried.” Duke-NUS student Anthony Li learnt that this innocent question can come with big implications.

September 12, 2017 | EducationUpcloseClinical Care and Innovation 

Sandwiched between compassion and duty

How far does a doctor need to empathise with his patients? Medical student Tan Chin Yee contemplates on this question as he faced his first death in the hospital.