Key Singapore healthcare accolades and accreditation:
- Thirteen hospitals and medical centres in Singapore have obtained Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, assuring patients from Singapore and overseas of the standard of healthcare services available here. The JCI is the United States' main hospital accreditation agency.
- Eleven hospitals are certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
- In 2000, the World Health Organization ranked Singapore's healthcare system as the best in Asia and sixth best in the world in its World Health Report 2000 - Health Systems.
- Singapore's blood supply ranks among the safest in the world. The Centre for Transfusion Medicine is internationally reputed for its high standards of blood safety practices and management of blood transfusion services. It is recognised as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.
- In 2002, Mercer Human Resource Consulting's survey ranked Singapore as the second safest city in the world.
- In 2003, the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) ranked Singapore's healthcare system as the third best in the world and the country as best prepared to deal with a major medical crisis in Asia.
- In 2004, PERC rated Singapore's judicial system as the best in Asia, ahead of Hong Kong and Japan.
- In 2006, Reader's Digest in a 25,000 reader survey found that their readers ranked Singapore only after USA as most favoured healthcare destination, even ahead of Europe.
- Singapore won the "Best Medical/Wellness Tourism Destination" award at the TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards for consecutive years 2007 and 2008.
- Singapore topped an annual quality of life survey among Asian cities in a study conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting in 2010.
- Singapore is voted the World's Top International Meeting City and Asia's Top Country for International Meetings by Union of International Associations in 2010.
- Asia's Top Convention City for the 9th consecutive year at ICCA Global Rankings 2010.
- Singapore is listed as one of the Top 10 Medical Travel Destinations by International Living website in 2010.
- Ranked second in terms of our health & environment competitive landscape (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010)
- Ranked second in the world for the lowest estimated child mortality rate; Infant mortality rate: 3 per thousand (WHO 2010)
- A*STAR developed a bed that can measure respiratory and pulse rates, monitor sleep patterns and sleep disorders, detect pressure points on limbs, and even indicate if a patient has fallen out of bed. (2010)
Recognition of our Healthcare Providers
Mount Alvernia HospitalMount Alvernia Hospital is awarded the Singapore Prestige Brand Award '10 for the second year running, and also emerges Overall Winner for this category. In addition, the hospital won Best Healthcare Experience at Singapore Experience Awards 2011.
ParkwayHealthSingapore Experience Award, Best Healthcare Experience Award 2010
The award recognises healthcare institutions which provide medical services to local and international patients and promote Singapore as a healthcare hub. It recognises the contribution to tourism through the provision of good medical services, technology, facilities and support services for patients.
Thomson Medical CentreCustomer Satisfaction Index for Singapore (CSISG) 2010 & 2011
Ranked first in CSISG (Health Sector) in recognition of service quality and innovations for consecutively 2 years (2010 and 2011)
Khoo Teck Puat HospitalSingapore Institute of Architects Design Award for Healthcare Facility 2011 & Singapore Institute of Architects Building of the Year 2011
Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Universal Design Awards, Gold (2011)
KTPH has been recognised as the "Hospital in a garden", whereby it incorporates natural ventilation and its external grounds nearby as part of its overall building design and delivery of healthcare experience for patients.
For example, its 5- and 10-bed wards are designed to enjoy natural ventilation and the view of the Yishun Pond nearby.
KTPH also uses solar panels to convert solar energy directly into electricity, while a solar thermal system produces hot water for the hospital's needs. With these initiatives, KTPH is able to increase energy efficiency by up to 30% compared to present hospitals. In addition, water from Yishun Pond is channelled to the hospital's irrigation systems and treated before it is used for landscaping needs. When it rains, sensors will regulate this water source to prevent wastage.
As such KTPH is the first hospital in Singapore to attain the Gold Award in BCA Universal Design Awards.
Singapore General HospitalFirst Magnet Hospital in Asia
Singapore General Hospital (SGH) became the first hospital in Asia to be accredited under the "Magnet Recognition Programme" in 2010. SGH now stands alongside the top five percent of hospitals in the world to be recognised for its excellent nursing practices and patient care.
Winner of Reader's Digest Trusted Brands PLATINUM AwardTM 2010, Hospital category
One of the 4 Global Hand Hygiene Expert Centres by World Health Organization
National University Health SystemFirst Women's Heart Health Clinic in Singapore (March 2011)
The new Women's Heart Health Clinic at National University Heart Centre Singapore is the first in Singapore, where it aims to address the lack of awareness about cardiovascular disease among women in Singapore.
Changi General HospitalAsian Hospital Management Award
CGH won two out of the seven awards at the conference held in Seoul, Korea on 19 August 2010. The A&E project won the Customer Service Award for creating an ideal patient experience at A&E. The nutrition project by the speech therapists and dietitians won the Departmental Service Improve Award for helping elderly patients with swallowing problems improve their nutrition.