​When I heard about Healthier SG, I thought the new strategy meant major changes for us. After attending Grapevine in late July on Healthier SG, I realised I was wrong about a few things…


If you have not heard of Healthier SG by now then you probably have your head buried in the sand somewhere. Because MOH's latest public health campaign is all over the place.

From all the ads I have seen, I understood Healthier SG as a slew of initiatives to get Singaporeans to eat well, exercise regularly, practise worklife balance, and go for regular screenings and vaccinations – all in the name of preventing us from coming down with diseases so that we will age well into our golden years.

Workwise, for SGH, I thought the new strategy meant major changes for us. After attending Grapevine in late July on Healthier SG, I realised I was wrong about a few things:

Myth: SGH can now only serve patients who live in the East.

I thought we can now only serve patients who live in the East, the region assigned to SingHealth.

I learnt that even though SGH, as part of SingHealth