Relatively painless and fuss-free, an ultrasound procedure removed a non-cancerous thyroid lump in Madam Liam Lay Kwan’s neck in 45 minutes.
Dementia care villages, such as the one planned for Gibraltar Crescent, encourage residents to live as independently as possible despite their age and condition.
Specialist and Surgical teams at Alexandra Hospital (AH) are focusing more on non-urgent yet high-volume cases to free up tertiary hospitals’ space to carry out acute, complex operations. Patients who feel medically unwell can visit AH’s Urgent care centre 24/7, where it’s new surgical wing will receive more elective cases which respond to the needs of an ageing population. These include cataract, hearing loss, total knee replacement. The waiting time for the first appointment is reduced to 5 working days and procedures will be carried out as soon as apt. Normally, waiting times for the first appointment is 1 to 2 months. AH’s surgical facilities will also ramp up to 12 more theatres by 2026 and with the current capacity, AH is able to perform up to 600 electives per month. As part of AH’s model of care, there is no inter-institution transfer for rehabilitative care. Inpatient care is sited at the same bed, same hospital and by the same care team.
An article about the financial help available to students in need at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The article highlights the percentage of students receiving financial aid within the School – a significantly higher proportion that that of the University’s overall percentage.
An interview with Professor Chong Yap Seng, Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He shares that the School has seen in increase in the diversity of students it takes in over the last few years, including an increased percentage of students from polytechnics and a wider range of JCs. He also emphasised the importance of recruiting students that have the right skills and values to be good doctors, in addition to their good grades.
An interview with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Class of 2019 Valedictorian, Mr Arturo Neo. He had given the commencement speech at Sunday’s commencement ceremony, where he addressed 300 fellow graduates and their families. In his speech, he shared about his belief in “fighting for the patient” and empathising with their circumstances.
An interview with incoming medical student, Mr Tan
Ying Li, who secured his position with the school only after his third try. The
interview details the challenges the Pioneer JC alumnus overcame on his journey
to becoming a student of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
An interview with Professor
Kua Ee Heok, Tan Geok Yin Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience at NUS
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine & Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the
NUHS. In the interview, Prof Kua shares his tips on mental well-being and some
of his findings in studying the effect of the use of arts as a preventive
measure in dementia care.
Donating one’s organ to a stranger is an extraordinary act of generosity, but two brothers who did so think nothing of it. Mr Lin Hanwei, 35, and his younger brother Dilun are Singapore’s first living donors from the same family to donate to completestrangers.
The Healthy Ageing Promotion Programme For You (Happy), which helps frail seniors improve their mental well-being, memory, functional ability and strength, will be extended from 37 sites to 130 over the next three years.
A physical exercise programme which has helped frail senior citizens improve their mental wellbeing, memory, functional ability and strength is to be expanded across Singapore.