26 June 2015, Singapore: To mark the nation’s big 50, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) has lined up a slew of activities to celebrate the momentous occasion. One of the highlights is the “Kids Explore@KKH” event where 100 young explorers - children aged six to 12 spent a morning role-playing healthcare professionals from various specialties at KKH. The explorers visited facilities at KKH including an operating theatre where they donned medical scrubs and tried their hand at activities commonly performed by surgical teams; as well as the hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Centre where they performed an ear, nose and throat examination. The children also gathered experiences in the areas of orthopaedics, rehabilitation, sports medicine, child life services, and in the simulation training centre (please click here to view the photographs). Through the hands-on activities, the young explorers learnt about the various healthcare professions, as well as picked up interesting health information.

To bring the nation together in celebration, KKH will be organising a variety of activities which includes a public forum on parenthood, a mass latch on exercise to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, as well as a special commemorative book that features individuals whose lives have interlinked with KKH’s.

“Being the birthplace of generations of Singaporeans, we are especially thrilled to be part of the nationwide celebrations. We certainly want members of the public to come and join us in these activities as we count down to National Day in August. These Jubilee festivities are our way of saying thanks to long-standing advocates of the hospital,” said Ms Audrey Lau, Director, Corporate Development Division, KKH. To find out more about the activities and how to participate, please refer to the table below:

Activities Key Highlights
June 2015
  • KKH Facebook: “50 Facts about KKH”
Join in a learning journey to discover interesting facts about the hospital’s 157-year journey towards establishing itself as a leading academic medical centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatology.

Open to public
12 July 2015
  • Public Forum: “Parenthood – An Amazing Journey”
A forum for all mums, dads and parents-to-be to learn the A to Z of parenthood.

Open to public
1 August 2015
  • Celebratory Event: “SG Mass Latch on 2015”
  • Celebratory Event: “Prize Presentation for the KKH Healthy Breastfed Baby Contest 2015”
Celebrate world breastfeeding week as breastfeeding mothers from all walks of life come together to latch on their babies at the same time.

Prize presentation to the top three winners of the KKH Healthy Breastfed Baby Contest 2015.
Open to public
2 August 2015
  • Celebratory Event: “Cleft and Craniofacial Centre 10th Year Celebrations”
Join the Cleft and Craniofacial Centre (CCRC) in celebrating its 10th year celebrations at the United Square Shopping Mall. The event will be filled with fun activities and participants will get to learn about the services offered by CCRC and the imperative role they play in helping young patients lead a normal and fulfilling life.

Open to public
9 August 2015
  • Celebratory Event: “Congratulations to the first 50 National Day babies@KKH”
Presentation of special KKH commemorative coins and KK Super Bear plush toys to the first 50 National Day babies born in KKH.
19 August 2015
  • Celebratory Event: “KKH’s National Day Observance Ceremony 2015”
A rededication service that will once again reinforce the hospital’s commitment towards the betterment of healthcare for the progress of the nation.
November 2015
  • Launch of KKH’s SG50 Publication
A special project which celebrates the lives and contributions of the diverse community of Singaporeans who have been touched by KKH.

For more information about the events, which are open to the public, please visit www.kkh.com.sg/events.