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Boosting recovery for frail elderly after surgery

A different way of treating frail patients at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) has resulted in far fewer deaths and complications following colorectal and abdominal surgery. And its success has spurred other hospitals to introduce similar programmes.

Associate Professor Chew Min Ho – who heads surgery at Sengkang Hospital and is currently at Alexandra while waiting for the new hospital to open – said the hospital’s programme for the elderly was conceptualised “after discussions with and learning from key members” of the KTPH team. Since its launch in March, Prof Chew said the complication rate is low and “patients and caregivers have increased confidence in the surgery and have fewer fears and worries”.


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Seniors take ‘IPPT’ to ward off health crises

A team of local experts has come up with an "IPPT" for seniors, similar to the Individual Physical Proficiency Test for the uniformed services. Called IPPT-S, or IPPT for Seniors, the test has nine stations – to measure flexibility, strength and balance. These include a modified sit and reach, as well as grip strength and walking tests.

It was developed by a team of doctors and allied health professionals from Singapore General Hospitall and Sengkang General Hospital.







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Events

Performance by Cornucopia

Jan

10

Wed

  • Date

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

  • Time

    1:00pm - 2.00pm

  • Venue

    Alexandra Hospital's auditorium

A Cornucopia of Classical Music

Join us as Classical Music students from LaSalle College of the Arts present a cornucopia of musical delights on the piano!


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Performance by Hong Kong Music for Our Young (HKMOY)

Dec

20

Wed

  • Date

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  • Time

    1.00pm - 1.45pm

  • Venue

    Alexandra Hospital's auditorium

HKMOY is a charitable organization which uses music as a tool to build up and inspire the lives of youths from underprivileged backgrounds. Young Singapore students travel to Hong Kong each year to experience outreach and charity using multiple genres of music making in collaboration with other art forms...




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