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New NKF dialysis centre opens at Toa Payoh West Community Club

Residents in Toa Payoh West requiring kidney dialysis will now be able to conveniently go for treatment closer to their homes. The new Seck Hong Choon-NKF dialysis centre, located on the third storey of Toa Payoh West CC,…

An elderly public housing project is a game-changer but mindsets still need shifting

In his book, Being Mortal, author Atul Gawande writes movingly about the difference between an ageing person living out their final years in the comfort of home versus in an institution where all sense of self is eroded…

Hospital plants 50 trees in support of NParks’ 1 million tree goal

Farrer Park Hospital became the first hospital here to support the national Plant-A-Tree programme on Fri. A total of 50 trees were planted at Sungei Serangoon Park Connector by 25 volunteers, who included pioneer staff of Farrer Park…

NKF’s oldest dialysis centre in west of Singapore gets new look

NKF’s oldest dialysis centre in the west of Singapore has got a new look, thanks to a $2m donation from Lew Foundation. Located at Blk 326 Clementi Ave 5, the refurbished centre now has 30 dialysis stations, up…

11 Covid-19 vaccination centres now open; about 40 centres to be ready by end-April

A total of 11 vaccination centres are now up and running, and more will progressively be opened so that Covid-19 jabs can be administered at about 40 centres by the end of Apr, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong…

Covid-19 patient had to complete full 21 days of isolation as he tested positive on day 14

We thank Mr Osman Mahmud Durrani for his letter (Quarantine period lengthened and I was asked to share a room, Feb 4). All Covid-19 patients are housed at an appropriate care facility for up to 21 days from…

For better aged care: The gaps in Singapore’s nursing home market and alternative models of care for the elderly

The issue of how – and where – to age well is growing ever more pertinent in Singapore, as demographic changes mean that fewer elderly will be able to rely on family care in their golden years. While…

Scanner takes temperature of patients

We refer to Ms Candice Yeo Chai Hong’s letter (Why no temperature-taking at polyclinic?, Jan 26). We would like to assure Ms Yeo and our patients that the temperature of all patients and caregivers is taken before they…

Covid-19: About 40 vaccination centres will be set up in Singapore

Some 40 Covid-19 vaccination centres will be set up here, with each centre able to deliver an estimated 2,000 injections a day, MOH said on Thurs. More of these centres will be set up over the next few…

New high-tech lab that allows docs to customise treatment for patients with chronic diseases opens

A cutting-edge research lab that will allow doctors to offer personalised treatment of patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension was officially opened on Wed. The centre uses technology called liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry that…

Why no temperature-taking at polyclinic?

I was at Jurong Polyclinic recently. Before entering, all patients and accompanying family members had to scan their identity cards for SafeEntry. But I am surprised that there was no temperature-taking. Instead we were asked if we had…

Covid-19: Government aims to set up one community vaccination centre in each housing estate by end-March

PA, which is working with MOH to roll out the nation’s community Covid-19 vaccination programme, is aiming to set up one community vaccination centre in each town by end-Mar. The first of such vaccination centres will open at…

COVID-19 vaccination centre at Woodlands Galaxy CC starts with jabs for frontline workers

A vaccination centre at Woodlands Galaxy CC has started operations, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on his FB page on Thurs. “Yesterday was day 1, with 200 vaccinations for frontline workers,” said Mr Ong, who is a…

Covid-19 vaccination centre at Changi T4 can inoculate 4,000 a day

When RMG received the call to set up a vaccination centre at Changi Airport T4, it took just five days to get the whole operation up and running. Last week, more than 1,000 aviation workers were vaccinated there…

S’pore plans for more than 30 new Covid-19 jab centres as it ramps up vaccine drive

Singapore is preparing to take its vaccination programme into high gear as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around the world, with plans for new centres and roving teams that could potentially deliver more than 70,000 shots daily…

Covid-19 vaccination centres to be opened soon

Covid-19 vaccination centres that allow a large number of people to be vaccinated daily will be ready soon, and shots will be given at polyclinics and GP clinics, said the country’s chief health scientist, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan.…

HCA Day Hospice closed till Feb 1 after fire at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

The HCA Day Hospice is closed until Feb 1 after a fire broke out at the HCA Hospice Care headquarters in Serangoon Road on Tues. Patients of the hospice will be cared for at home and meals will…

Fire breaks out in office at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, no injuries reported

A fire broke out in a third-floor office at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) in Serangoon Road on Tues night. SCDF said that it was alerted to the incident at about 8.25pm and the fire was extinguished using…

Concord International Hospital’s licence may be revoked if patient safety lapses not addressed by Jan 20

Concord Intl Hospital (CIH), which has been ordered to suspend its medical services, may have its licence revoked if it does not rectify “significant lapses” identified by the MOH by Jan 20. It found the hospital, which has…

Singapore’s construction, marine and process workers among priority groups for vaccine

Workers “in jobs or settings where risk of a super-spreading event is high”, including migrant workers, will be among the priority groups for Covid-19 vaccination, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Mon. These include the…

Concord International Hospital ordered to stop after lapses in patient safety

MOH has ordered Concord Intl Hospital (CIH) to stop all healthcare services, after inspections found that the hospital had several lapses that would affect patient safety. The ministry said on Sat that it carried out inspections on the…

Community Care Apartments add to range of care options for seniors

We refer to Mr Colin Loh Yoon Fui’s letter. The Government has a spectrum of housing and care options to enable seniors to age with dignity as their care needs evolve over time. The Community Care Apartments add…

Assisted living is part of the care continuum as a person ages

I refer to Mr Colin Loh Yoon Fui’s letter (Assisted living flats not suited for those who need permanent help with daily activities, Dec 15). Assisted living, as its name suggests, is not a retirement village per se,…

Assisted living flats not suited for those who need permanent help with daily activities

I am happy to see that assisted living is finally coming to Singapore. MND’s press release mentioned community activities organised by an on-site community manager, which I hope will be meaningful and include trips to restaurants as well…

Assisted living flats for seniors would plug gap in housing market, fulfil various needs: Experts

A new type of public housing with elderly-friendly features and subscription to care services would be an effective way to fulfil the different needs of seniors under one roof, experts told CNA on Mon. It was announced last…

Plans under way to install TVs for all patients at SGH

We thank Mr Max Leong Boon Piow for his feedback (Install TV in public hospital wards, Dec 11). Most of our general wards have a day room where patients in shared rooms without individual televisions can enjoy television…

Install TV in public hospital wards

Recently, my aunt was hospitalised at SGH. In her six-bed ward were elderly patients. I noticed there was no television set. For seniors who are illiterate and not technologically savvy with mobile phones, when there are no visitors,…

New flats for the elderly to be launched in February BTO exercise, with subscription to care services

A new type of public housing with senior-friendly design features and subscription to care services will be launched for sale in Feb’s BTO exercise, authorities announced on Thurs. The flats, known as Community Care Apartments (CCAs), are for…

280 eldercare centres for seniors regardless of income, health level

Seniors here will be able to receive services and take part in programmes at 280 eldercare centres across the island from next year, when current centres consolidate their services to cater to all elderly people, regardless of their…

NKF opens new dialysis centre in Yishun Community Hospital, first built within hospital compound

NKF opened a new dialysis centre on Mon, the first to be built within a hospital compound so patients can access different medical treatments more easily. The dialysis centre is located within Yishun Community Hospital (YCH), which is…

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