Gleneagles Hospital and Medical Centre

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Gleneagles Hospital and Medical Centre
Parkway Pantai
Gleneagles Hospital and Medical Centre 2, Jul 06.JPG
Geography
Location Singapore
Coordinates 1°18′26.0″N 103°49′11.0″E / 1.307222°N 103.819722°E / 1.307222; 103.819722Coordinates: 1°18′26.0″N 103°49′11.0″E / 1.307222°N 103.819722°E / 1.307222; 103.819722
Services
Standards Joint Commission International
Beds 258
History
Founded 1957
Links
Website www.gleneagles.com.sg
Lists Hospitals in Singapore

Gleneagles Hospital and Medical Centre is a 258-bed[1] private hospital on Napier Road, Singapore. It provides medical and surgical services.[2]

History[edit]

Gleneagles Hospital started out as a 45-bed nursing home in 1957. The British Association was the original founder of Glenagles Hospital, during a time where Singapore was slowly gaining independence from the British.[3]

On 16 January 1958, Gleneagles Nursing Home was incorporated as a private company that came to be known as Gleneagles Hospital Limited. The hospital first opened its doors to the public on 8 June 1959. In 1979, it evolved into a 126 bed hospital that provides a wider range of medical services. From 1979 to 1980, the small 45-bed nursing home was slowly expanded into a 126-bed "medical center".

Parkway Holdings then acquired Glenagles Hospital on May 1987 for S$46 million.[4] Parkway Holdings continued the expansion from 1988 to 1991.[4] Spending S$150 million, Gleneagles Hospital was transformed into a modern hospital. The new additions were a new 10-storey hospital block, 14 operating theaters and 150 consulting suites. Parkway Holdings did not stop at superficial improvements. Gleneagles Hospital also expanded its range of services to include hospital management and consultancy services.[5]

In 1993, Gleneagles transformed into a tertiary care hospital. A year later, Gleneagles Hospital was commissioned with 150 medical specialists. In 1997, the hospital had expanded to a 380-bed institution.

At present, there are more than 160 specialists specializing in more than 30 specialties. It is renowned for attracting many foreigners around the region due to its excellent patient care record.[6]

Location[edit]

The current address of the hospital at 6A Napier Road, Singapore 258500 is where the old Gleneagles Hotel was located. Located across the Singapore Botanical Gardens, Gleneagles Hotel was built as a luxury, leisure hotel. It had long lounges and wide windows. These features were adapted into the current hospital layout, allowing for a relatively different hospital environment, as compared to the other hospitals in Singapore.

Infrastructure and Facilities[edit]

Gleneagles offers a range of accommodation from suites to single rooms, 2 bedded, and 4 bedded rooms. It also offers maternity wards.[7]

Gleneagles has an Accident & Emergency department.[8]

Gleneagles has a multi-disciplinary team of specialists in the areas of:[9]

It has 2 categories of Intensive care unit:[10]

  1. Parkway Asian Transplant Unit, which is solely dedicated to the care of patients with various liver conditions that required special care.
  2. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which provides specialised care to premature infants.

Medical and Clinical Support Services[edit]

Other services provided by Gleneagles include:

  • Endoscopy Centre which provides diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures[11]
  • Parkway Cancer Centre which offers comprehensive cancer treatment to patients and uses the latest technologies in cancer treatment to achieve best clinical outcomes[12]
  • Parkway Gynaecology Screening & Treatment Centre[13]

Awards and innovations[edit]

Gleneagles Hospital was awarded the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI) in 2006, certifying that the hospital satisfies the international standard of care and hospital management, with the Gold Seal of Approval.[14]

In 1999 Gleneagles became the first hospital in Southeast Asia to use the state-of-the-art Robotic SurgiScope for neurosurgery, ENT and spinal surgeries. This shortens both surgery and recovery time by 30%.

In 2002 the Asian American Liver Center[15] in Gleneagles Hospital became the first hospital in South East Asia to perform a living donor liver transplant for children, a high-risk but potentially life-saving procedure.[16] The Asian American Liver Center uses modern technology which helps doctors reconstruct liver anatomy from CT scans, facilitating more accurate diagnosis and precision in operations. As of 2015 it was the only South East Asian medical center to use this technology.

First hospital[5]

  • In Asia to perform closure of atrial septal defects using the amplatz occluder
  • In Asia to perform laparoscopic assisted ventricular peritoneal placement on a newborn
  • In Singapore to perform closure of ventricular septal defect
  • In Singapore to pioneer the redesign of inpatient admission and discharge process through Work Redesign
  • In South East Asia to open a Korean clinic
  • In South East Asia to receive the birth of sextuplets
  • In South East Asia to install the dual-function lithotripter[4]

Awards:[5]

  • Singapore Quality Class in April 2000, by SPRING Singapore
  • National Training Award (Service Sector Category) in November 2000
  • People Developer Standard in June 2002, by SPRING Singapore
  • Superbrands status for 2002/2003, 2004 and 2005
  • ‘Best Customer Service’ at the Asian Hospital Management Award 2004
  • National Work Redesign Model Company Award in August 2004

Partnerships[edit]

Gleneagles is in forged partnerships with institutions including Johns Hopkins University and Hospital (US), Thames Valley University (UK), Curtin University of Technology and La Trobe University (Australia).[5] Besides working with international institutions, Gleneagles collaborates locally with other hospitals in times of crisis. In July 2013, in response to the surge in dengue cases, Gleneagles Hospital collaborated with public hospital Changi General Hospital, using its beds to accommodate public hospital patients.[17]

Controversies[edit]

In 2013 a patient, Mr Li Siu Lun, 54, sued Gleneagles Hospital and was awarded S$250,000 in damages, compensatory damages of $10,000 and $240,000 aggravated damages for distress. He claimed that the hospital conspired with a private practitioner, Dr. Looi Kok Poh, to make Mr Li undergo additional surgery in order to cover up a botched hand operation. Mr. Li claimed that Gleneagles Hospital had altered his consent form and medical records in order to help Dr. Looi cover up his negligence.[18] On appeal by Gleneagles and counter-appeal, general damages of $21,000 and aggravated damages of $42,000 were awarded.[19]

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