The National University Hospital (NUH) opened on 24 June 1985 as Singapore's first restructured hospital. A tertiary hospital and major referral centre with more than 50 medical, surgical and dental specialties, it attends to more than a million patients every year, offering a comprehensive suite of specialist care for adults, women and children. It is the only public hospital in Singapore to offer a paediatric kidney and liver transplant programme in addition to kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation for adults. As an academic health institution and the principal teaching hospital for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, the NUH focuses on patient safety and good clinical outcomes. It plays a key role in the training of doctors, nurses, Allied Health and other healthcare professionals. Translational research is also pivotal in the hospital's three-pronged focus and paves the way for new cures and treatments.
Services that are offered include hospital care, specialist outpatient services, support groups and programmes, health screening and corporate engagements.
JurongHealth Campus is a part of the National University Health System (NUHS), serving the community in the west of Singapore. It comprises the integrated 700-bed Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and 400-bed Jurong Community Hospital (JCH). The two hospitals were designed and built together from the ground up as an integrated development to complement each other for better patient care, greater efficiency and convenience. The hospital planning process took into account how patient care, treatment and rehabilitation may continue seamlessly between the two hospitals.
NTFGH and JCH were envisioned to transform the way healthcare is provided to the community and designed to deliver patient-centred services in a seamless and integrated manner. It also works closely together with the other healthcare institutions in the NUHS cluster, family clinics and community partners to better integrate healthcare services and care processes for the community in the west.
NUHS took over the operations of 326-bed Alexandra Hospital (AH) from 1 June 2018. It is the first integrated hospital in Singapore that provides one continuum of care for different settings – from acute, sub-acute to rehabilitative care. The clinical model is team-led and programme-based. This means that every patient who comes to AH will be placed under at least one of the hospital's five core clinical programmes, and be taken care by a single doctor and the same care team, under the programme they are assigned to. This unique arrangement reduces the need for a patient to transfer to another healthcare institution, and care can be given in a more dedicated and personalised way, conveniently from one touch point.
The five clinical programmes are: • Be Better (Preventive Care)• Get Better (Acute Care)• Live Better (Chronic Care)• Age Better (Healthy Ageing)• Cope Better (Palliative Care) (2019)
Through CareHub@AH, the hospital's Care Managers can be contacted by patients, families and community partners so that clinical and social help can be planned and provided to those who need it. The aim is to provide an experience for patients that is seamless and holistic, whereby NUHS' network of member institutions, general practitioners, polyclinics as well as voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) and social care partners come together to help patients get better, and empower them to stay healthy at home and in the community.
AH is also where new patient-centred solutions will be piloted, to let best practices take shape, be shared, and passed on to other institutions where applicable. Enabled by technology, AH wants to achieve seamless integrated care for patients with chronic diseases, and help the elderly age healthily across the healthcare network and at home.
For more information, please visit www.ah.com.sg
The National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) is a national specialist centre under the National University Health System (NUHS). It is the only public cancer centre in Singapore treating both paediatric and adult cancers in one facility.
We aim to provide comprehensive yet personalised care for each and every patient incorporating cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care. We do so by focusing on four core areas:
Providing a broad spectrum of cancer care and management from screening and early diagnosis to treatment and long-term care, we bring together professionals with various specialties including doctors, surgeons, nurses, medical imaging professionals, pharmacists, and rehabilitative therapists.
With the patient at the heart of all our programmes, sound medical knowledge and advanced technology are combined with the human touch of specialist doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in innovative ways to fight cancer together. We also collaborate cohesively with scientists to advance cancer medicine by translating basic research discoveries in the laboratory to applied research for clinical trials and eventually to better treatments.
Besides improving the quality of care to cancer patients, we believe in training and nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals in this field of medicine. Many of our clinicians assume dual roles, serving as surgeons as well as physicians while lecturing at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. This enables them to be attuned to the latest medical developments while their involvement in research uncovers medical breakthroughs to benefit our patients.
For more information, please visit www.ncis.com.sg
The National University Health System (NUHS) set up the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) to meet the growing need for expert care for the increasing number of people suffering from heart disease. We bring together cardiac specialists and experts from various medical and surgical disciplines to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to the treatment of heart problems.
Besides patient care, our experienced physicians and surgeons also train and nurture the next generation of healthcare providers, passing on their knowledge and skills. Patient care is backed by leading research from our research arm, the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI). The aim is to advance our cardiovascular care and treatment to stay at the forefront of the medical field.
To fulfill our mission in patient care, research and education, most of our clinicians take on multiple roles – as doctors and surgeons, as researchers, and as teachers at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. This enables us to keep abreast of the latest medical developments and advances, and bring new treatments and cures to our patients.
For more information, please visit www.nuhcs.com.sg
The National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS) is a national specialty centre that enables NUH's University Dental Cluster (UDC) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Dentistry (FOD) to operate within NUHS under an academic health centre governance model, with the objective of transforming oral health in Singapore and nurturing the next generation of oral health professionals.
NUCOHS symbolises new beginnings of enhanced co-ordination, synergy and integration that will allow it to champion its tripartite mission of education, research and clinical service for a growing and ageing Singapore population.
For more information, please visit www.nucohs.com.sg.
The National University Polyclinics (NUP) provides primary care treatment for acute illnesses, management of chronic diseases, women and child health services and dentalcare. As part of the National University Health System (NUHS), we collaborate with the hospitals and specialty entres within the NUHS, to redefine healthcare.
NUP comprises a network of seven polyclinics:• Bukit Batok• Clementi• Choa Chu Kang• Queenstown• Jurong, Pioneer• Bukit Panjang (2020)
For more information, please visit www.nup.com.sg
Jurong Medical Centre (JMC) was officially opened in 2006 in a pilot project by the Ministry of Health to bring specialist care to the community. It offers a convenient alternative to patients who require specialist care or minor surgery, so that they no longer need to travel to a hospital.
A one-stop medical care centre for the west, JMC offers a range of services including day surgery, diagnostic and outpatient specialist services, health screening and health promotion programmes. In addition, it offers a range of Allied Health services to cater to the diverse and complex needs of patients. It also provides supplementary diagnostic services and specialist services to general practitioners in its vicinity.
For more information, please visit www.jmc.com.sg