Singapore, 7 March 2018 – Minister of Health, Gan Kim Yong announced that the MOH Office of Healthcare Transformation (MOHT) will identify and experiment with game-changing ideas.
MOHT will focus on longer-term ideas that can be scaled up for system-level transformation. Some of these ideas will be tested at the Some of these ideas will be tested at the health empowering Alexandra Hospital campus which NUHS will take over from the second half of 2018.
Singapore, 28 July 2017 – A joint release with SGSport and partners that Sport Singapore with National University Health System will pilot an Active Centre within Alexandra Hospital , providing targeted exercise therapy to complement conventional medical treatment.
The Active Centre will provide patients with connectivity, accessibility and the convenience of exercise therapy in conjunction with their outpatient management at the hospital's chronic and metabolic disease clinics. These patients will have risk and assessment tests done before commencement of the exercise programme in close consultation by clinicians, Exercise Physicians and trainers. Patients will also be closely supervised and monitored by the doctors.
Exercise plays a key complementary role to managing chronic diseases, and this partnership provides patients with accessibility and convenience to better manage their health, beyond seeking treatment for their condition. While exercise prescription will be done at the hospital, with contribution from SportSG, the eventual goal is to also engage community providers such as General Practitioners who can see these patients and support them in the community to continue with the exercise.