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Before stepping into 2023, we take a look back at the highlights of 2022 and our achievements together as a Caring General Hospital.

Cancer Prehabilitation programme

Patients with newly-diagnosed cancers who require prehabilitation can get a head start in optimising their physical and mental health before embarking on their cancer treatment at Changi General Hospital (CGH). Developed by CGH rehabilitation medicine specialists, a customised programme now allows patients to focus on the prehabilitation before treatment starts, reducing time spent in the hospital.

Singapore Severe Asthma Registry

As part of a research network, CGH — in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital — jointly set up the Singapore Severe Asthma Registry (SSAR) to improve understanding of severe asthma, collect evidence of treatment effectiveness and safety, and identify predictors of treatment success. This national registry also joins the International Severe Asthma Registry, making it the largest international research collaboration in the history of respiratory medicine in Singapore.

Research on liquid biopsies

CGH, A*STAR’s Institute of Bioengineering and Bioimaging (IBB), and Lucence collaborated on a research study which demonstrated that a blood-based liquid biopsy can be used to complement the conventional tissue biopsy for lung cancer diagnosis. The liquid biopsy works by detecting mutant DNA from mutated cancer cells, which cannot be found in normal DNA.


Smart vital signs surveillance in action

CGH partnered A*STAR medical technology spin-off, Respiree, to develop a wearable medical sensor to accurately and remotely monitor vital signs. Nurses will be able to view and check the vital signs of patients within the ward from their workstations at any time, while patients can rest uninterrupted. When deployed, the device has the potential to save up to 12 hours of the time spent by nurses on vital signs monitoring daily in a general ward.

Enabling robotics in how we live, work and play

CGH launched cross-industry collaborations to advance the integration of robotics in buildings in the presence of Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, and Adviser to East Coast GRC. Establishing the new national Technical Reference 93, CGH will test the integration of multi-functional robots and building infrastructure with local and international industry players.

Health Minister visits CGH Emergency Department

Minister for Health Mr Ong Ye Kung visited the CGH Emergency Department (ED) in February to gain a first-hand understanding of the challenges during the community surge, and show his appreciation to the CGH team for their hard work.

Robotics deployed at COVID-19 treatment facility

To care for the community at the COVID-19 Treatment Facility (CTF) at Expo Hall 9, CGH’s Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology (CHART) deployed multiple robots and smart applications for cleaning, disinfection, conducting video calls and teleconsultations, as well as sound alerts for urgent care or attention, to support healthcare colleagues in operations there. Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health, Dr Janil Puthucheary, visited the facility to observe the robots in action.

Making the Newsweek rankings

CGH again made the Newsweek rankings for the World’s Best Hospitals (Singapore) 2022, World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2023, and World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023. Based on global surveys and recommendations from medical professionals, the consistent recognition over the past few years demonstrates why CGH is Your Trusted Care Partner, Innovating Healthcare for Tomorrow.

Excellence in communications

CGH won Silver Quill 2022 Awards of Excellence in the internal communication and COVID-19 Response & Recovery Management and Communication categories, while the hospital’s flagship magazine, Caring, clinched the Silver Quill 2022 Award of Merit and PR Daily Honourable Mention Awards in the Publications and Healthcare Publications categories.

Nursing excellence

CGH Chief Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse Png Gek Kheng was conferred the President’s Award for Nurses 2022, while Senior Enrolled Nurse Nurse Nur Hidayah Binte Jelani was recognised as a finalist at the TCT Nursing Award for Enrolled Nurses 2022.

Our nurses were also recognised at the Ministry of Health’s Nurses’ Merit Award 2022, SingHealth Nursing Awards 2022 and Wee Foundation Nurses’ Day Awards 2022.

SingHealth Excellence Awards

Members of the CGH care team were recognised at the 2022 SingHealth Excellence Awards and GCEO Excellence Awards for their excellence in healthcare and invaluable contributions to the various domains of the healthcare service.

Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2022

Some 1,150 staff and service partners from CGH were celebrated at the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) 2022 in recognition of their outstanding professionalism, delivery of quality care and providing excellent patient experience.

CareLine telecare service

The CGH CareLine team won the National Clinical Excellence Team Award at the National Medical Excellence Awards 2022 for pioneering the 24/7 personal telecare service that provides health and social support to vulnerable seniors, helping them keep safe and healthy at home and in the community.

SingHealth research awards

Clinical Associate Professor Tiah Ling was part of the team that received the SingHealth Duke-NUS Research Team Award for their Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcome Study, while Dr Loh Wann Jia and Clinical Assistant Professor Wong Yu Jun won the SingHealth Publish! Award for their published papers in Atherosclerosis and Clinical and Molecular Hepatology respectively.

SingHealth Allied Health Day Awards 2022

26 CGH allied health professionals (AHPs) were recognised for their achievements and invaluable contributions in reimagining patient care through innovation and care transformation at the SingHealth Allied Health Day Awards 2022.

CGH doctor conferred Emeritus Consultant

Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Associate Professor Low Boon Yong was conferred Emeritus Consultant at the SingHealth Doctors and Dentists Long Service Awards 2022. A veteran doctor, Clin Assoc Prof Low has contributed to the evolution of healthcare in Singapore, having led the emergency departments at the old Toa Payoh Hospital and CGH, and has also weathered through two major disease outbreaks — SARS in 2003 and the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s a wrap!