Changi General Hospital is a 790 bed Singapore hospital with a comprehensive range of medical services, caring for the healthcare needs of the community in the East. Changi General Hospital was built to serve the healthcare needs of the community living east of the Kallang Basin. It was an amalgamation of the Toa Payoh Hospital and the Changi Hospital. Although it was officially opened on 28 March 1998, it already has a rich heritage and culture derived from its predecessor, Toa Payoh Hospital.
The history of Changi General Hospital is therefore the story of Toa Payoh Hospital.The hospital began humbly in 1959 as Thomson Road Hospital. It opened its doors with a single ward, situated on the top of a hill in a swampy and sparsely populated area. It was designated as a hospital for the chronic sick and for the people in surrounding communities.
Changi General Hospital introduced more clinical specialties including neurosurgery, Sports Medicine, Dermatology, Rheumatology and outpatient O&G services to meet the growing healthcare needs of the community.
The Changi Sports Medicine Centre (CSMC) was opened in 12 September 2003. Two years later on 11 November 2005, it was expanded with a new Medical Wing. The CSMC is Singapore's biggest integrated sports medicine centre within a hospital. It provides a multi-disciplinary sports medicine services under one roof to athletes and active individuals. Equipped with modern diagnostic technology, the centre is able to provide our patients with quality sports rehabilitation and performance enhancement programs.
The hospital also addresses the needs of elderly and the less well off through the introduction of HOPE (Holistic and Professional Eldercare Initiative) in August 2001, HomeCare Assist in July 2002 and CHAMPS in September 2005. HOPE aims to build a professional "eldercare ecosystem" by enhancing community facilities for the elderly and training volunteer carers to serve as health care ambassadors. HomeCare Assist is a charity fund to help needy ill or bedridden patients when they are discharged from the hospital. The hospital's team of social workers, therapists, nurses and doctors evaluate the needs of these patients and provide them with a basket of help according to their circumstances. CHAMPS is a volunteer training program targeted to help the elderly with their healthcare needs.
Four nursing staff received the Healthcare Humanity Awards 2009. This award recognises inspirational role models who exemplify the values of courage, extraordinary dedication, selflessness, steadfastness in ethics, compassion and humanity.
CGH received the Best Mature Workforce Practices Award at the 5th annual HRM Singapore Awards 2008. This is our inaugural win in this category that recognises organisations with successful employment, retention, management and development of mature employees.
CGH received Special Mention in Talent Management, Retention & Succession Planning Award, Special Mention in Compensation & Rewards Management Award, and Special Mention in Fair Employment Practices Award.
In Changi General Hospital, the care of each and every patient is of utmost importance to us. The vision is, "To provide a level of patient care and services good enough for ones own mothers without the need for special arrangements."
Affectionately known to all CGH staff as the "Motherhood Statement' and imbued into the hearts of every CGH staff, the quality statement aims to inspire staff to meet the hospital's vision of being "A hospital recognised by patients and staff for excellence and compassion in service and care".
We are dedicated to improving the health of the community in the east. We will accomplish this through cooperation with other caregivers, to provide quality healthcare that is integrated, accessible, affordable and appropriate to the community's needs.We value and recognise the contribution of every staff and foster a culture of innovation and lifelong learning.