National Neuroscience Institute

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The National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) is the national specialist centre for the management and care of neurological diseases, providing treatment for a broad range of illnesses that affect the brain, spine, nerve and muscle.


The National Neuroscience Institute is the national centre for referrals in the neurosciences. It was the last of the three national centres to be established as part of the Singapore government’s blueprint for enhanced specialist healthcare.

As the national and international centre of excellence in the neurosciences, its mission and goals rest upon three strengths – patient care, research and education.[1]

The establishment of NNI in 1999 resulted in the transfers of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) to form the foundations of clinical service. A new department of Neuroradiology was also initiated to provide the specialised diagnostic imaging and interventional services for neurological diseases.

Today, NNI operates directly from both campuses,[2] as well as provides specialty services to most other hospitals in Singapore. Offering a comprehensive range of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology services, the NNI provides neuroscience care not only in Singapore but in the region.

Clinical Subspecialties[edit]

The Institute offers over 20 clinical sub-specialties and treats a broad range of illnesses affecting the brain, spine, nerve and muscle.


The Institute is located within Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH). TTSH is located near the Novena MRT station. SGH is located near the Outram Park MRT Station.[3]


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