February 01, 2018 | Upclose, Awards & Recognition
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.
December 19, 2017 | Education, Upclose
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 Programmes, Clinical Care and Innovation, Photo Story, Upclose
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 Innovation, Allied Health, Photo Story, Upclose
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 06, 2017 | Education, Clinical Care and Innovation, Upclose
“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 12, 2017 | Education, Upclose, Clinical Care and Innovation
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.