It takes a village to achieve better health together and that village begins with us!
At Sengkang General Hospital, we believe that every player in the village is equally important in building a healthier community in the northeast. SKH has been at the forefront of community care, providing a suite of programmes to support residents in the north-east community and strengthen care for them. Over the past years, we have strived with our alliance and community partners to achieve our mission of Better Health Together. Great strides have been made in fostering greater awareness of healthy living among residents, as well as promoting greater collaboration with general practitioners (GPs) to build healthier communities in Punggol and Sengkang. This is integral to our hospital’s efforts and long-term commitment of encouraging residents to take an active role in their own health care.
Our programmes and efforts reflect our vision and mission by providing the community with tools to develop a healthier lifestyle, with a strong focus on preventive care. They have steadily increased traction among residents.
Millennia Kids Programme
To nurture children to become healthy living advocates for their families and their community, we kick-started the Millennia Kids Programme which has grown by leaps and bounds. It is a collaborative movement championed with our community partners, designed to help children live, learn, and lead a healthy lifestyle from an early age. Since 2013, the programme has reached out to more than 12,000 primary school students and their families through healthy living workshops, activities and family carnivals.
For many, health only comes to mind during a bout of illness. At SKH, we want to change that. To us, healthcare is more than just treating the sick. We want to cultivate a healthy living ecosystem where residents actively participate and take charge of their health.
Integrating preventive care into outreach programmes, we have been working with community and faith-based organisations to encourage the community to take the first step to check their health status via health screenings and encouraging follow-ups with GPs. The Muslimin Day is an example of such screenings, done in collaboration with Al-Mawaddah Mosque to encourage Malay men to start caring about their health and get themselves screened, aimed at early detection of risk factors, as well as intervention to prevent or delay the onset of disease.
Our team of healthcare professionals also actively engages and empower the community with knowledge on health issues such as diabetes, dementia, cholesterol, and mental health conditions through health talks. One such event is the Sengkang West Health Fiesta which we organized together with Anchorvale Community Club Malay & Indian Executive Committees (MAEC & IAEC). The health fiesta reached out to educate the community on the importance of healthy living and diabetes prevention, with an interactive healthy dialogue by Dr Sueziani Binte Zainudin, SKH's Consultant at the Department of General Medicine.
We believe we can harness the restorative and recuperative power of the arts to help patients, staff and members of the community heal better. We are incorporating the arts holistically into our approach to patient care to help with the healing process.
To promote Arts in Healing in the community, we have established valuable collaborations with schools, grassroots organisations and even musicians from the famed Yong Siew Toh and Singapore Chinese Orchestra. During our hospital building phase, we worked on community murals with Sengkang West Zone K and Springdale Primary School. The artwork created was displayed on the hoardings around the hospital.
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