May 23, 2017 | Safety & Quality 

8 human errors that may not be your fault

Pushing a door that's meant to be pulled, or hearing the wrong instruction from your boss. We humans are not perfect, but there are moments when we are actually set up to fail. Here are eight errors you might have encountered at work or at home which you shouldn't bash yourself too hard about.

May 15, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationSafety & Quality 

Keeping the little ones safer than safe

Project Red Rain in SGH reduced radiation hazards to infants in intensive care and the nurses that look after them

May 08, 2017 | EventsSafety & Quality 

High-5 for hand hygiene

SingHealth launches hand hygiene mascot

April 05, 2017 | ResearchSafety & Quality 

More than a signature on a form

The process of research is as important as its outcome. More than just a legal requirement, informed consent is a crucial ethical responsibility of researchers working with human participants.

March 27, 2017 | EventsSafety & Quality 

Safety lessons from aviation

Captain Steven Khoo, a pilot for over 40 years with Singapore Airlines and human factors expert, shares how safety evolved in the aviation industry and what healthcare can learn from an industry with one of the best safety standards in the world.

March 20, 2017 | ResearchSafety & QualityAcademic Medicine 

Preventing falls in the elderly

Duke-NUS-led study shows tailored physical therapy can reduce severity of falls in the elderly, and more.

February 28, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationSafety & Quality 

Zero harm – human mistakes cost human lives

Patient safety is not about learning how to dodge bullets. It’s about knowing how not to stand in front of guns. Prof Kenneth Kwek addresses the very human aspects of achieving zero harm in his plenary lecture at the 2017 SingHealth Quality and Innovation Day.

February 21, 2017 | Safety & Quality 

A look back at approaches to patient safety

Improving patient safety requires more than just clinical innovations and changing the system. A reflection by Dr Kaveh Shojania, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Quality & Safety.

January 11, 2017 | EducationAcademic MedicineSafety & Quality 

SingHealth and SCDF collaborate to raise standards of paramedics

More than 250 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics will undergo attachments in SGH and KKH so that they can better respond to different kinds of medical emergencies. The training is part of a Memorandum of Understanding that SingHealth and SDCF signed today to advance pre-hospital emergency care and training for paramedics in Singapore.

December 21, 2016 | Safety & QualityClinical Care and InnovationAdministration in HealthcareAllied Health 

Sorting out the medication clutter

Pharmacies across SingHealth institutions improve availability and harmonise prices of drugs.