Singapore is a country which is synonymous to innovation and technological advancements. With universities and colleges which are ranked high amongst some of the best in the world, such advancements are not surprising at all. Singapore is also well-known for their world-class health care in the Southeast Asian region.
Parkway Hospitals Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parkway Pantai, is one of leading private health care providers in Asia. This reputation is the result of quality clinical outcomes and comprehensive care, made achievable with an extensive network of hospitals, integrated health care facilities and over 40 years of experience in hospital development.
Parkway Hospitals Singapore operates four hospitals (Gleneagles Hospital, Mount
Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital) and several medical centers in Singapore, where multi-disciplinary specialist care is effectively administered in one place.
INTRODUCTION TO MOUNT ELIZABETH HOSPITALS AND GLENEAGLES SINGAPORE
Operating in 2 locations (Orchard and Novena), Mount Elizabeth is well-known to international patients worldwide for its breadth and depth in clinical expertise and advanced technology. Both hospitals have received the renowned Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation of
quality care. In 2018, the hospital received the Hospital of the Year in Asia Pacific award for the third consecutive year at the Asia Pacific Healthcare & Medical Tourism Awards.
With more than 550 experienced specialists under one roof, Mount Elizabeth is the leader in the region for performing advanced surgeries, including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, carrying out ethical living donor organ transplants, doing precision orthopedic surgeries, as well as treating cancers in their late stages.
Gleneagles Hospital Singapore has a strong track record in serving local and international patients and as with all the Singapore hospitals, is Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited and has achieved Singapore Quality Class certification. These milestones reflect the organization’s commitment in being a quality health care provider. It is also home to more than 300 multi-disciplinary specialists and health care professionals, with an extensive range of medical and surgical specialties including Oncology, Cardiology, Liver Transplant, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine as well as Obstetrics & Gynecology.
EXCEPTIONAL FACILITIES FOR SURGERIES AND CRITICAL CARE
The surgeons at Mount Elizabeth and Gleneagles Hospital Singapore are supported by latest technology and state-of-the art facilities from diagnosis to performing complex procedures. The hospitals are the first in Asia-Pacific to offer simultaneous, clinical whole body MRI and PET diagnostics and first private hospital to operationalize a hybrid operating theater.
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital is fitted with a purpose-built hybrid operating theater that is able to facilitate a comprehensive spectrum of surgeries, including minimally-invasive therapies. The facility enables collaboration between surgeons and interventional radiologists in
the same room. Surgical facilities, incorporated with high-tech scanning equipment such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, help the surgeons to perform advanced procedures with precision, in a safer and minimally invasive way. With these less invasive procedures, recovery time is shorter and complications are reduced, delivering better patient outcomes.
Positioned in close proximity to the operating theaters so patients can receive emergency treatment in the shortest possible time, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) leverages advanced technology to ensure patient safety. Patients’ vital signs are transmitted to a central nursing station manned around the clock by qualified nurses, so the ICU team is able to respond to any changes swiftly and efficiently.
With a ceiling-mounted service unit to deliver critical power and house medical equipment, the beds in the ICU are no longer tethered to the wall. This allows the beds to be rotated and positioned freely to the most optimum environment. The facility is well-staffed by board-certified specialists and seasoned critical care nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who are committed to providing the highest level of clinical care.
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES
The hospitals are equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic technology providing enhanced safety and precision for patients. For example, the advanced PET-MRI system produces enhanced scans with great detail at much lower radiation. This helps the specialists in the hospitals to detect tumors with heightened accuracy and conduct surgery with greater precision.
Advances in technology also enabled patients to opt for less invasive treatment methods, including laparoscopic surgeries, robotic surgery and even single-port (single incision) surgeries which requires specialized equipment inserted through a small incision through the patients’ navel.
Another fascinating surgical advancement would be ‘The Da Vinci Surgical System.’ This enables the surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations with high accuracy and dexterity using a forceps-like master control while viewing highly magnified 3D images of the interior of the body. The robotic arms are inserted through tiny surgical cuts and act as an extension of the surgeon’s arm, mirroring every hand movement and enabling delicate and complex operations to be done safely and accurately.
DEDICATED CRITICAL CARE AND TRANSPLANT UNIT
Gleneagles Hospital Singapore’s intensive care unit (ICU)places top priority on patient-focused care for critically ill patients. The ICU is equipped with high-tech medical equipment and designed to provide advanced care for patients to ensure a safe and comfortable stay.
Bringing together technology and expertise in critical care, the team of medical professionals ensures patients receive holistic treatment and special care they require.
There is a unique in-patient ward dedicated to the care of patients with various liver conditions that require specialized care. These include the highly complex living donor liver transplantation, liver dialysis and babies with biliary atresia (narrow, blocked, or absent bile ducts).
The specialists are equipped with a state-of-the-art device to keep track of patients’ conditions and communicate with patients and nurses from anywhere and at any time.
Parkway Hospitals Singapore seeks to be the global leader in value-based integrated health care. Leveraging on its pursuit for excellence in patient care, comprehensive clinical programs and facilities, Parkway Hospitals Singapore strives to make a difference in the patients’ lives through quality health care.
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