March 28, 2018 | Safety & Quality 

A SMARTer way to deal with medication errors

With a new medication picking system for the Bowyer Block Pharmacy, which processes more than 20,000 drug items each month, safety is no longer left to chance.

March 06, 2018 | Safety & QualityClinical Care and Innovation 

No more overnight stay before surgery

A team in SGH is driving up the usage of Same Day Admission for surgeries, which has been proven to improve operating theatre timeliness, alleviate bed crunch, reduce patients’ bill size and cut the risk of infections.

November 21, 2017 | EducationSafety & Quality 

Young doctors here feeling burnt-out, says study

Young doctors are feeling burnt-out, and this affects their ability to empathise with patients. The study was conducted by the National Heart Centre Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School.

November 21, 2017 | Safety & Quality 

Antibiotics use - Time for change

With antibiotic resistance, we seem to find ourselves back in pre-penicillin days when people may die even from a simple infection gotten from a scratch.

November 16, 2017 | Safety & Quality 

How not to achieve Zero Harm

Is Target Zero Harm just a buzzword? Are you looking for loopholes to meet safety targets? William Lai, safety consultant, wants to have a word with you.

June 27, 2017 | Safety & QualityResearch 

Protect kids from severe injuries

A study shows the worst head injuries come from vehicle accidents and are preventable.

June 01, 2017 | Safety & QualityEvents 

SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC launches Institute for Patient Safety & Quality

The Institute will integrate efforts across SingHealth and Duke-NUS and develop advocates and leaders in patient safety and quality improvement.

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