Raffles Hospital

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Raffles Hospital in Singapore.

Raffles Hospital (Chinese: 莱佛士医院) is a tertiary care private hospital and the flagship of the Raffles Medical Group,[1] a leading private healthcare provider in Singapore and South East Asia. It is located at the junction of North Bridge Road and Ophir Road, 20 minutes away from Changi Airport.

On 12 September 1997, two companies, Raffles Medical Group and Pidemco Land formed a joint-venture company to convert Blanco Court into the present Raffles Hospital (RH). Raffles Hospital is officially opened on 16 March 2002 by DPM Lee Hsien Loong.

The hospital is a L-shaped building covering 540,000 sq ft (50,000 m2) of floor space over 13 floors. It is a retrofitted building that has retained the main superstructure of its predecessor, Blanco Court. Four floors from the third to the sixth, are used as car parks. The lobby features huge granite columns and a cascading water feature. The central courtyard, on the eighth floor, has a pond and a bamboo and palm grove. The whole building is designed around this central courtyard. The corridors are all 2.2 m wide and look into the courtyard. This allows light to flood into the rooms. The hospital also houses a meditation room and is adorned with many art pieces. The bedrooms walls, designed to provide soothing comfort, are lined with laminates in honey tones of maple. The headrests in the rooms double as a place to store drips and tubes when not in use, making these hospital bedrooms more hotel-like. The toilets are uniquely designed with a ramp at the entrance instead of a step, making it handicap-friendly. Accommodation offered at the hospital includes suites, private rooms, double rooms and cost saving four bedroom and six bedroom facility.[2]

The hospital is equipped with a 24-Hour Emergency and Raffles Medical at Raffles Hospital. The 16 specialist clinics provide services that spans across 35 disciplines such as obstetrics and gynaecology, cardiology, oncology and orthopaedics.

The hospital is also equipped with medical and surgical facilities such as day surgery suites, delivery suites, operating theatres, intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, dental, radiology, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, dietetics and physiotherapy services.

The hospital also offer Traditional Chinese Medicine services since 2005 when it expanded its acupuncture services to include TCM herbs and TuiNa to its services. Its Japanese Clinic is well received by the Japanese expatriate community in Singapore.

Specialists of Raffles subscribes to the Group Practice model of collaborative care. They work as a team to ensure that patients have access to the best skills for their treatment and care.

On 13 December 2008, Raffles Hospital joined 220 healthcare organisations worldwide as a Joint Commission Institute (JCI)[1] accredited hospital.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raffles Medical Group". 
  2. ^ "Raffles Hospital". National Library Singapore. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ JCI Accredited Organizations in Singapore

External links[edit]

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