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A toast to 88 years of trusted care

As we wrap up Changi General Hospital’s (CGH) 88th anniversary celebrations, we look back at the key highlights of 2023.

Launching CGH’s 88th Anniversary

CGH kicked off the celebrations with the unveiling of its 88th anniversary logo and the launch of a call for former staff, patients and members of the public to share their treasured memories and memorabilia of CGH, the former Toa Payoh Hospital and old Changi Hospital.

CGH Life video

Encapsulating the dynamism, spontaneity and dedication that defines life at the Caring General Hospital, the CGH Life video showed the care team at work and play.


Unveiling Singapore’s largest community mural

CGH staff and its community partners put together Singapore’s largest community mural made of photobricks under the Singapore Book of Records, with a total of 264,292 photobricks measuring 6m by 2.8m.


World record for Largest Senior’s Health Awareness Lesson

CGH set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title for the ‘Largest Senior’s Health Awareness Lesson’, at the CGH 88th Anniversary HEALTHFest. 469 seniors aged 65 and above set a new world record and learnt the secrets to staying healthy in their golden years.


Revealing CGH Heritage and Legacy wall art

A hand-painted wall art feature at the CGH Main Building Atrium weaves together the past, present and ongoing CGH story, serving as a visual representation of the hospital’s continuing legacy of trusted care.


Advancing care outcomes

Bettering patient outcomes with new clinical services

CGH, through the Shimadzu-CGH Clinomics Centre (SC3), successfully performed clinical tests in Singapore for patients to identify those with primary aldosteronism — a common but lesser-known, curable form of hypertension — as well as salt-sensitive hypertension. With the SC3, specimens can now be processed locally, allowing for shorter turnaround times, enabling more patients to be successfully tested, diagnosed and treated with precise care.

Augmenting care with automation

Developed by a team of Emergency Department (ED) nurses, pharmacists, engineers, operations staff and service ambassadors, autonomous mobile robots at CGH’s ED increase efficiency and productivity, and enhance the experience of patients and visitors.


Driving pharmacy innovations

The CGH Pharmacy team drove the development of the Pharmacy Smart Interface System (PharmaSIS), the first smart vending machine in Singapore to offer access to Pharmacy Only Medicines by providing on-site tele-consultations with a pharmacist.


Setting up CGH@Home

CGH launched the CGH@Home model of care, which enables more patients to receive hospital-type care at home. The CGH care team is able to obtain patients’ vital signs data through wearable medical devices, and connect with the patients through video consultations and app-based programmes.

Advancing correctional medicine in Singapore

CGH received a gift of S$300,000 from the Singapore Teochew Foundation to its CGH Health Fund in support of the research and education efforts towards Correctional Medicine in Singapore. A developing medical discipline around the world, Correctional Medicine encompasses the holistic delivery of healthcare to the prison inmate community, and plays a key role in social rehabilitation.


Commemorating 10 years of Neighbours for Active Living

The Neighbours for Active Living Programme, pioneered by CGH and the South East Community Development Council, reached out to more than 13,000 seniors, in collaboration with over 70 community partners and Friend-A-Senior @ South East volunteers, over the last decade to keep them well at home after their discharge, reducing readmissions to the hospital.


Celebrating our champions of care

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Newsweek Rankings

CGH continued to make the Newsweek rankings for the World’s Best Hospitals 2023, World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2024, World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2024, and World’s Best Specialized Hospitals Asia Pacific 2023. Based on global surveys and recommendations from healthcare professionals, the consistent recognition over the years reflects CGH as Your Trusted Care Partner, Innovating Healthcare for Tomorrow.

Enhancing end-of-life care for seniors

Established by CGH in 2015, the EAGLEcare (Enhancing Advance Care Planning, Geriatric Care and End of Life Care in Nursing Homes in the East) programme provides coordinated health and social support for residents of nursing homes, and has reduced hospital readmissions. The programme clinched the National Clinical Excellence Team Award 2023 at the National Medical Excellence Awards.

Singapore’s Best Employers

CGH was ranked 32nd among 250 top employers in Singapore across 27 industries, out of 2,000 companies evaluated, based on an independent survey conducted by The Straits Times and Statista.

SingHealth Excellence Awards

CGH care team members were conferred the 2023 SingHealth Excellence Awards and GCEO Excellence Awards 2023 for their exemplary and invaluable contributions to healthcare leadership and administration, patient care, education and research.

Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2023

Some 600 care team members and service partners from CGH were celebrated at the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) 2023, the most number of winners at this year’s awards. They were honoured for their compassion and dedication to improving the lives of their patients and their outstanding contributions to healthcare.

Nursing Excellence

CGH nurses earned a multitude of national achievements, including the Ministry of Health’s Nurses’ Merit Award 2023, SingHealth Nurses’ Day Awards 2023, and Wee Foundation Nurses’ Day Awards 2023. CGH’s nurses also clinched honours at the Public Sector Transformation Awards 2023 and the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award for Enrolled Nurses 2023.  


Communications Excellence

CGH’s flagship publication, Caring, was the only Singapore publication to win the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Award 2023. It also clinched the IABC APAC Silver Quill Award of Excellence 2023, and the 2023 APEX Award for Publication Excellence.

A toast to 88 years of trusted care