The year 2022 has been full of rapid and unexpected changes as we transition to living with COVID-19 in Singapore. From launch of HealthierSG to the many research and innovations breakthroughs, here are 10 SGH news events from the past 12 months.
Launch of "Purpose with Passion: Our COVID-19 stories"
On 23 January 2020, Singapore General Hospital was thrust into a long and wearying battle when it confirmed the first case of the then emerging coronavirus infection on our shores. Steeled by lessons of the past, staff battled the uncertainties of the novel virus, even when they unexpectedly had to take the fight outside hospital walls. These are their stories as the crisis unfolded. We launched our COVID-19 book "Purpose with Passion: Our COVID-19 stories" at the start of the year.
3D Printing for personalised medicine
A 20-year-old man became the first in Singapore to receive a 3D printed implant at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to correct his sunken chest. Using computerised tomography (CT) scan images of the patient processed by SGH’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology for 3D printing, the team was able to collaborate with homegrown medical devices business Osteopore International, to print a bioresorbable implant.
Bring Hospital to Home with SGH@Home
Prolonged inpatient care can lead to hospital-acquired infections and physical deconditioning. Some patients requiring inpatient care can now receive it in the comfort and familiarity of their homes. Would you give it a try?
Start our journey on HealthierSG
SGH started our HealthierSG journey with our public engagement session with the residents. Lively discussions and important views were shared on taking ownership of one’s health. We asked what can SGH and our sister SingHealth institutions, GPs and community partners do to help our citizens keep well, get well and live well at home and with their loved ones.
National Awards for our clinicians
Prof Chan Choong Meng
Prof Marcus Ong
were awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Educator and Clinician Scientist respectively. The National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) recognise outstanding clinicians and healthcare professionals who have made outstanding contributions in advancement of healthcare improvements in standards of patient safety and quality of care, which ultimately improve lives.
$200 million for 200 years
In 2019, we set out to raise $200 Million as we celebrate SGH Bicentennial and 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore in 2021. We have managed to raise $226,770,000, one year ahead of our target timeline of 2023. We will not be able to reach the fundraising target without your support. The fund will pave the way to transform medicine for future generations.
New imaging method to diagnose disabling brain condition offers hope of improved patient outcomes
Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a condition that affects the elderly, where excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the central fluid cavities of the brain known as ventricles. SGH and NNI researchers have developed a new, non-invasive neuroimaging method to better diagnose iNPH, which could facilitate early intervention and treatment.
60 years of service in healthcare
Can you imagine working for 60 years in the same organisation? That's what Mdm Yun Yit Siong (Environmental Services) and Senior Enrolled Nurse (SEN) Chan Kwai Hing did. Armed with a positive attitude about life, they have experienced the ups and downs in healthcare through the years.
Keeping SGH staff and visitors safe from infectious diseases with AI and cloud-based smart mirror
If you are entering our high-risk wards, a new digital tool will assist you to wear your personal protective equipment (PPE) properly. This Smart Mirror detects the right and wrong movements during gown donning and doffing.
Project Lionheart at SGH
Project Lionheart, a roving exhibition that aims to celebrate individuals who have embodied the Singapore Spirit during the pandemic, made its way to SGH in November 2022. You can still visit the wall mural and read the stories by our staff at SGH Block 2.