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Changi General Hospital is a public hospital in Singapore.

Changi General Hospital (abbreviated as CGH) is a 1000-bed hospital in Simei, Singapore’s eastern region. It is Singapore’s first purpose-built general hospital, serving the east and north-east parts of the city-state.

General surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, ENT, orthopaedic surgery, and sports medicine are among the hospital’s more than 23 medical services. Breast Centre, Changi Sports Medicine Centre, Diabetes Centre, Geriatric Centre, Integrated Sleep Service, and Medical Centre for International Travellers are among the six speciality facilities housed there.

JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation has been granted to the hospital.

History

The Old Changi Hospital combined with Toa Payoh Hospital to establish New Changi Hospital on February 15, 1997, and moved into its current location. On March 28, 1998, then-Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong proclaimed the hospital fully open. In 2000, the hospital became part of the Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) cluster as part of Singapore’s public healthcare reorganization.

Over time, the hospital added specialty centers and extended its clinical offerings to include Sports Medicine, Dermatology, Psychological Medicine, Rheumatology, and Neurosurgery.

Changi General Hospital became the first acute care hospital in Singapore to merge treatment with a community hospital, St. Andrew’s Community Hospital, on April 11, 2005. A protected connection bridge connects the two hospitals. The hospital was the second in Singapore to acquire Joint Commission International (JCI) certification on June 11, 2005. It was the first hospital to be accredited by the Joint Commission International for its Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction programs.

On November 1, 2010, the hospital purchased Singapore Sports Medicine Centre to expand its sports medicine expertise and provide capacity for additional sports experts.

The hospital became legally independent of SingHealth on April 1, 2011.

The Eastern Health Alliance welcomed the hospital as a founding member on November 18, 2011. Changi General Hospital, St. Andrew’s Community Hospital, SingHealth Polyclinics, and The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home were among the founding members of the Eastern Health Alliance on November 18, 2011. Its claimed goal was to better organize the delivery of healthcare services in the Eastern United States.

The Eastern Health Alliance amalgamated with SingHealth in 2017, and the hospital was restored to SingHealth’s control.

The Campus of the CGH

For the inhabitants of eastern Singapore, the CGH goal is to provide comprehensive, patient-centered treatment. This is accomplished via the use of integrated and innovative facilities that allow for the delivery of seamless, high-quality healthcare.

In 2014, the CGH campus built two buildings to the Main Building that concentrate on delivering acute, critical, emergency, and diagnostic services – The Integrated Building and the Medical Centre. The Integrated Building strives to improve functioning and promote patients’ return to their homes by creating a welcoming atmosphere for patients across the hospital and in rehabilitation settings.

A range of outpatient multi-specialty centers within the Medical Centre offer comprehensive ambulatory treatment. It is intended to facilitate multi-disciplinary consultation, functioning as a one-stop facility that delivers more patient-centric treatment, with over 130 consultation rooms for specialty outpatient care and minor surgical rooms.

Medical Excellence Center

We want to be an Academic Healthcare System that promotes health and healthcare and a Centre of Excellence that deepens our strengths and creates new skills by taking a proactive integrated approach to care that puts patients first.

Sport and Exercise Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Surgery and Science, Rehabilitation Medicine, Wound Healing Centre, Digestive Diseases Centre, Stroke Service, and Occupational Medicine are just a few of the specialized and unique medical services available at CGH. We’re also a significant player in the eastern ecosystem, adopting innovative medical technology and processes to raise the standard for clinical quality.

CGH has been named to Newsweek’s Best Hospitals 2021 – Singapore (Top 10) list, as well as Newsweek’s World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021 and Newsweek’s World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2022.

Vision

Patients and staff see us as a caring hospital that is known for clinical excellence and innovation.

Caring: We are driven by what matters most to our patients and coworkers.

Trusted: We cultivate long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.

We are known for clinical excellence and innovation, and we have a culture of continual improvement and innovation that allows us to achieve our goals.

Mission

With passion and empathy, provide the best patient care possible.

Best: To provide our finest every day in order to produce the best possible result is both an aim and a commitment.

These attributes embody the essence of public healthcare: passion and empathy.

We are dedicated to the well-being of our patients and coworkers.

Because healthcare is ultimately relational, we serve with empathy.

Values

Collaboration, ownership, and professionalism

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