Tag Archives: Hospital

DR LEE WEI LING: I WILL PUNISH DOCTORS WHO CHOOSE TO ONLY TREAT RICH PATIENT

This ethos of caring for patients regardless of whether they are subsidised or not is sometimes absent in our hospitals, even in cases of subsidised patients with complex problems. Sometimes such patients are assigned to junior doctors. At NNI, a subsidised patient with a complex medical problem would be seen by a senior doctor or at least a junior doctor under a senior doctor's supervision. My doctors know that I would come down on them like a tonne of bricks if I found they were not providing the same quality of care to subsidised patients as they were to paying ones.

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INDIAN MINISTER: OUR NURSES ARE HEADED TO WORK IN S’PORE SOON

The Economic Times reported that India and Singapore are on the verge of signing a “mutual recognition agreement” that will make it easier for Indian nurses to work in Singapore. Apparently (‘India-Singapore to sign a pact for movement of nurses‘), “India and Singapore are making progress in signing mutual recognition agreement for para-medical courses that will make it easier for domestically trained nurses to get work” in Singapore. “Our nurses are highly sought after… we have made some progress in Singapore and soon we should have some kind of movement of nurses (to Singapore),” Additional Secretary in the Commerce Ministry J S Deepak told Indian reporters.

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S’PORE HOSPITALS USE MAGGOTS TO TREAT DIABETIC PATIENTS

Diabetic patients may find a new friend in maggots, which may save them from amputations. A treatment called Maggot Debridement Therapy uses maggots to speed up the removal of dead tissues while helping to reduce the bacteria within the wound. This helps the wound to heal faster. The treatment is available at many hospitals in Singapore.

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78 YR OLD GRANDMA FORCED TO SLEEP AT TTSH CORRIDOR FOR 2 DAYS

My 78 years old Grandma (mother's mother) was just admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 2 August 2014 (Saturday) around 11 am to A&E due to having fallen down and unable to walk. She was given X-ray and found out that she got a crack at her hip plate. However she will need to undergo treatment and she will need to stay at the hospital. Initially we were told there was not enough patients wards when we ask for a ward B2 type and later on we received a SMS from the hospital on her bed and ward number.

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WOMAN DIES AFTER PRIVATE HOSPITAL STAFF FORGOT TO TURN ON OXYGEN TANK

A grandmother died from a lack of oxygen to her brain after staff transferring her from one hospital to another did not turn on the oxygen tank after putting her on a ventilator. Madam Ramasamy Krishnama became unresponsive in the three to four minutes that passed before the oxygen was turned on, a coroner's inquiry heard yesterday. No foul play is suspected.

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Standardise subsidised patients’ fees at polyclinics, hospitals

The services are essentially the same, but the fees charged by different public hospitals and polyclinics can vary by as much as 50 per cent. To most patients, this makes little sense. Why should they pay so much more at one hospital compared with another - especially since the Government subsidises much of the cost? Recently, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) raised their emergency department fees, and some bed and consultation fees. SGH increased its emergency department fee from $99 to $108 while charges at KTPH went up from $98 to $103. Alexandra Hospital charges just $88 for emergency services - the lowest among Singapore's six public general hospitals.

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