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Central Health brings together health and social care partners across Central Singapore to support residents’ care needs closer to home. Read about how the teams across Central Health's seven subzones are building Healthier, Happier Communities!

  • CHArging up Our Communities: Rediscovering Our Kampung Spirit

    Living through a pandemic has proven to be a challenge for most Singaporeans, especially for many of our seniors living in Central Singapore. However, this shared experience was the muchneeded spark to reignite the kampung spirit in many communities.

  • Singapore Patient Action Awards

    The Singapore Patient Action Awards (SPAA) is created to acknowledge individuals and groups who have made significant and notable contributions in enhancing the healing journey of our patients.

  • Strengthening Care in the Community

    The care models within the centre are part of the hospital’s Central Health strategy to strengthen care beyond hospital walls and nurture healthier communities in Central Singapore.

  • Chasing Dreams and Aspirations, One Step at a Time

    A single mother of three children, Mdm Nurhazlina works full time as a delivery worker and is the sole breadwinner of the family.

  • Partnering Up to Foster a Caring and Inclusive Society

    Singapore Cares (SG Cares) is a national movement introduced to foster a more caring and inclusive society by encouraging people living in Singapore to be active volunteers.

  • Embarking on Our Population Health Journey

    With an ageing population where our residents spend ten years of their lives in ill health, Singapore is embarking on its population health journey to build a sustainable care model

  • Meet Robo – Ren Ci's Robot Exercise Instructor

    The UBTECH Alpha 1E is a social robot with servo motor technology that allows for fluid and precise humanoid movement.

  • Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes

    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a conversation about planning for medical care preferences that is aligned with one’s values, goals and beliefs.

  • Re-imagining Home Care for the Elderly

    At THKMC, we embarked on a journey with the endeavour to help our seniors living in the community with their ageing needs.

  • Improving Outcomes for Hip Fracture Patients with Our Partners

    A collaborative venture by Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and its community partners and with support from TTSH Charity Fund, this pilot initiative aims to provide financial support and increase patients’ access to community rehabilitation at Day Rehabilitation Centres (DRCs)..

  • ECC Paradigm - The Future of Kwong Wai Shiu Care Centres

    With the integration of the ECC Model, the KWSC now serves as a go-to point for seniors residing within the community for active ageing programmes.

  • FitterLife - A Supportive Community to Get Fit and Lose Weight

    FitterLife is an NHGP initiative launched in 2018 to bring like-minded partners together to deliver care in the community.

  • Bringing Vaccinations to Those Who Need It Most

    Since 15 February this year, two Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVTs) from SATA CommHealth have been travelling to various facilities across Singapore to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for their staff and residents.

  • Being Strong for Your Family

    Peggy Lim, Social Worker at TOUCH Mental Wellness, shares how you can take care of your well-being as a caregiver to your depressed spouse as well as how best to help your children cope.

  • Bridging Care Through Partnership and Collaboration

    Community hospitals like RCCH and AMK-THKH play a vital role in providing rehabilitative and continuing care to patients to further support their recovery.

  • Getting Around, Getting Home – My Kebun Baru

    Getting around and getting home may not be an easy task for some people living with dementia.

  • Supporting Their Peers in Healthier Living

    A natural go-getter, Mdm Ang Bong Chee recalls being active since young. With her positive, can-do attitude.

  • Forging Inter-Generational Relationships

    Such events, though rare and unfortunate, demonstrate the value of forging close community relationships.

  • Enhancing the Health of the Malay Community

    The collaboration started with a Community Health Post at WGS, where residents can consult TTSH Health Coaches on their health concerns

  • Walking Care Journeys Together – Re-envisioning Joint Case Discussions in the Community

    In one memorable case, HNF Senior Staff Nurse Vanessa Lim recalled that she was preparing to conduct a home care visit for a patient Mr L, who needed his stoma bag changed.

  • Turning Challenges into Opportunities for Better Care

    Almost 18 months on, the war against COVID-19 is still waging, with healthcare and healthcare professionals right at the frontlines.

  • Many Hands Delivering Better Care for Residents

    MWS Home Care & Home Hospice is one of the few care providers in Singapore that offers coordinated and integrated home-based care for the chronically ill and frail.

  • Future Readiness in the Social Service Workforce

    Having a progressive and future ready social service workforce will shape how the nation addresses evolving community needs.

  • Redesigning Patient Service Associates' Jobs For The Future

    With an ageing population and a rising demand for healthcare services, we need to challenge traditional healthcare delivery models to be ready for the future.

  • A Step towards Transforming Care in the Community - TRANSCEND

    The idea of a transdisciplinary practice started when a group of TTSH nurses visited Scotland during a District Health clinical attachment.

  • Alzheimer's Disease Association appointed as a learning institute by Agency for Integrated Care

    In October 2020, Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) was appointed as one of the eight learning institutes under Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Learning Institutes Network 2.0 with a sole focus on dementia education.

  • CONNACT Collaboration for Osteoarthritis Patients

    In a rapidly changing healthcare landscape given our ageing population and a shift towards community care, there is a need to redefine the roles and skills required in the community care sector.

  • Building Local Networks and Communities of Care (CoC)

    The pandemic has disrupted the way we all work and deliver care in the community. Many of us have developed our own strategies to adapt to the new norms.

  • Activating the Community

    When 84-year-old Mdm Chew Swee Lay underwent a knee replacement surgery a few years ago, she was alone and depressed.

  • Expanding Our Reach into the Community

    From 2010, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) began preparing for its expansion into a Community Healthcare Hub providing a suite of services for the elderly in the region.

  • AWWA Village (Community of Care)

    Singapore, like many developed countries, is facing a rapidly ageing population. By 2030, one in four Singaporeans will be 65 and older.

  • Mental Health Help For Youths

    Despite the growing awareness of mental health issues and treatments in Singapore, suicide continues to be the leading cause of death for youths aged in their 20s.

  • A Safe Space Online with Lymphoma Support Group Singapore

    The Singapore Lymphoma Support Group (LSG) aims to provide a support network to patients and caregivers.

  • Keeping Mentally Active and Confident with Amputee Support Group

    Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, our ​Amputee Support Group (ASG) members could not continue with our usual befriending activities.

  • Together@SLEC

    In the midst of the pandemic, social distancing may run contrary to our desire to seek human connection, yet social support has proven to be an important factor in protecting against the negative impact that events can have on our mental health.

  • On Compassion

    The core philosophy of Dover Park Hospice is "Every Moment Matters" where its care model is centred on enabling our patients to have meaningful time and build lasting memories together with their loved ones towards the end of their lives.

  • Reflections on COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic caused wide and profound disruptions in all our lives, and presented daunting challenges at Tsao Foundation, particularly because it mainly serve the population deemed the most vulnerable in this crisis: older persons.

  • A Safer and Healthier Workplace for Us

    At TTSH & Central Health, an increasing workforce size and new evolving workplaces across the community mean that it is important to scale and extend our workplace safety and health efforts across our hospital and with our partners in Central Health.

  • The New Normal: Adopting Virtual Platforms to Resume Volunteer Programmes

    To allay residents' anxiety, Lions Home decided to modify and redesign its volunteer programmes by leveraging technology.

  • Using Technology for Residents and Families

    When the Circuit Breaker began, Thong Teck Home immediately strategised how to ensure our residents were kept engaged, both mentally and physically.

  • The Power of Virtual Befriending

    The power of befriending, be it virtual or off-line; has become clearer for Fei Yue especially during current times, when face-to-face interaction is both less common and discouraged.

  • Faithfulness of Volunteers Amidst COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seven Senior Activity Centres (SACs) under Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) serving over 1,100 seniors have been closed since 10 February 2020.

  • Re-envisioning Care Virtually within the Community

    The COVID-19 crisis has certainly challenged CareCorner to rethink and reinvent our ways of co-learning with our carers, who are mainly seniors living in the community caring for their neighbours.

  • Lions Befrienders Moves Ahead With Technology And Capacity And Capability Building

    In spite of the challenges, it presented a window of opportunity for Lion Befrienders to serve our seniors differently, by getting them to adopt modern technology and taking up new skills in order to continue engaging with others.

  • Connecting with Seniors Virtually

    At TOUCH, we believe that technology is a key tenet of our community enablement efforts to upskill residents, turning them into resources efforts to resources to support ageing in the community.

  • Inclusive Dementia-Friendly Communities Webinars

    The Ang Mo Kio - Bishan Sub-Zonal Partners' Network proudly presents a series of inclusive Dementia-Friendly Communities (iDFC) webinars.

  • Caring For Our Youth and Seniors Virtually

    During this challenging time, technology has proven to be our greatest ally, as it opened us up to a world of possibilities through tele-intervention.

  • Adapting To The ‘New Norm’ With Creativity, Commitment And Care

    While COVID-19 has put an unprecedented physical distance between us, technology made it possible for us to stay connected with our seniors.

  • Phase 2 Safe Reopening: Keeping Our Seniors Safe In The Community

    As activities in our community are gradually resuming. Our Central Health partners have been closely watching the situation while getting their centres ready to welcome the seniors.

  • Our COVID-19 Fight in the Community

    Our support to nursing home partners during COVID-19.

  • United in Care

    Bringing staff together to give back to the community, even as regular service come to a halt.

  • Coping in the Season

    Supporting staff through a multi-platform psychosocial programme.

  • Lifting Staff Morale Amid COVID-19

    Caring for staff in the midst of the pandemic and circuit breaker measures.

  • Our COVID-19 Fight in the Community

    Our support to nursing home partners during COVID-19.

  • "Dementia, So What!"

    TPY Kopi Session Caregiver's Support Group, a support group that brings caregivers and their loved ones living with dementia together.

  • A Caregiver’s Story: My Unconditional Love for Mum

    Ms Janet Koh shares her journey for her mother.

  • Project CARE

    The Project CARE team has been working with nursing home partners to enhance end-of-life care for residents.

  • Partnerships in the Community: Right-Siting Patients to Primary Care Partners

    Under CRiSP, primary care partners can manage patients with 30 common chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart diseases.

  • Community Health Teams: Journeying with Patients from Hospital to Home

    TTSH’s multidisciplinary Community Health Teams comprise nurses, allied health professionals like occupational therapists and physiotherapists, pharmacists, medical social workers, and doctors.

  • Community Health Teams: Building Health, One Client at a Time

    Once a week, nurses from TTSH’s Community Health Teams conduct these sessions for residents within Central Singapore, with the aim of helping residents manage their chronic conditions better.

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