The National University Health System (NUHS) is an integrated academic health system with regional as well as national health responsibilities.
As part of its regional health responsibility, the NUHS works in close collaboration and forms partnerships with various private, public and people sectors to provide integrated care to the western population in Singapore, primarily covering Queenstown, Clementi, Bukit Timah and Bukit Panjang.
We are moving to an integrated health and health delivery system that is built around the individual, extending beyond the confines of the tertiary NUH, coordinated by Family Physicians and General Internal Medicine Physicians, re-enforced by specialties and sub-specialties when needed, enabled by technology, and flexible and proactive to respond to emerging needs, brought on especially by an aging population.
Healthcare based on academic excellence
Our Kent Ridge Campus houses NUH, Singapore’s only public tertiary hospital and NUS, Singapore’s oldest university. The NUHS leverages its unique position as an academic health system to tap the diverse and wealth of resources within the whole of the NUS. Through collaborations with NUS faculties, the NUHS is able to draw upon the latter’s academic, research and creative capabilities to develop healthcare solutions for existing and emerging needs.
Innovative patient-centred healthcare solutions
We pride ourselves on our capabilities to develop innovative solutions which aim to provide better and more effective healthcare to our patients.
A good case in point is the telehealth monitoring service, which was introduced for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. This daily remote monitoring enables the medical team to provide timely interventions and make adjustments to medications, benefitting the patient and caregivers with a peace-of-mind and the hospital is able to free up resources to cater to more urgent cases.
Oncologists at NCIS have also pioneered outpatient stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma cancer patients. Patients can recover from such a procedure at home while enjoying the same standard of care as inpatients. The Velcade@Home programme also allows patients to receive their chemotherapy injections at home, administered by trained nurses.
Advanced specialist programmes
We have a number of programmes of repute, including spine, organ transplantation, advanced endoscopic therapy for gastrointestinal cancer, less invasive cardiothoracic integrated services, advanced heart failure, novel therapies for advanced cancers, obesity and metabolic management, fetal therapy, and cerebrovascular services.
Star programmes include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), a minimally-invasive cardiac procedure for severe aortic stenosis in patients with high risk for conventional open heart surgery and the only transplant centre in Singapore that hosts both paediatric and adult organ transplant services under one roof – National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT).
Translational research for impactful outcomes to change the natural history of chronic diseases
Over the years, NUHS has conducted ground-breaking research in diseases and introduced innovative treatments that have helped our patients. These include chemotherapy customisation for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia which has improved patient survival for paediatric leukemia by almost 90% and also supporting the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) research, a study on the impact of gestational diabetes in Singapore.
Regional Health System: building a healthy and engaged population
Responsible for the western population of Singapore, the NUHS works closely with the private, public and people sectors including other healthcare providers in our system so that our population can benefit from integrated, person-centric and holistic care. One of our key partners is the Frontier Family Medicine Clinic in Clementi, extending the same quality of care they receive outside of the acute hospital setting.
The NUHS also has transitional care programme and integrated care initiative in place to ensure continuity of engagement between patients and hospital for holistic care.
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