Since April 2001, St Luke’s Hospital and Alexandra
Hospital (AH) are zoned together under a framework
by the Ministry of Health, for Integrated Health
Services of the Elderly. Visiting geriatricians
from AH provide clinical support, especially in
the areas of sub-acute care, and medical training
as well as education. SLH patients also have direct
access to AH’s wards, diagnostic laboratory,
radiological and day surgery services. Since 2005,
geriatricians from NUH also provides consultancy
A visiting psycho-geriatrician (psychiatrist), Dr
Tan Lay Ling [from the Institute of Mental Health
(IMH)], provides consultation for inpatients with
difficult behavioral problems, or severe depression.
Adjunct Associate Professor Khong Kok Sun, consultant
orthopaedic surgeon (with the National University
of Singapore-NUH) visits SLH to examine patients
together with the SLH medical team. Prof. Khong
specializes in treating patents suffering from bone
Neurology and Rehabilitation medicine specialists
Dr Bernard Chan, consultant neurologist (with National
University of Singapore-NUH) as well as Dr Karen
Chua, consultant rehabilitation physician (with
Tan Tock Seng Hospital) provides teaching and consult
of patients with challenging neurological and rehabilitation
A Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program is available
for chronic heart and lung conditions. Visiting
consultant respiratory physician Dr. Ong Kian Chung
works together with the St Luke’s cardiopulmonary
rehabilitation team to provide the appropriate care.
St Luke’s Hospital benefits from the services
of an in-house Clinical Pharmacy, well-stocked with
commonly used Prescription Medications. Our Clinical
Pharmacists work closely with the Clinical Team
of Doctors and Nurses to ensure quality and appropriate
medication is given to the right patient. This close
integration ascertains that patients receive optimal
Many of our patients have difficulty understanding
their prescriptions. Our reliable pharmacist will,
assume the role as a Medication Educator, counsel
the patients and relatives on the proper usage and
dosage of medicines upon discharge. This helps the
patients and their caregivers fully understand the
possible side-effects of the medication as well
as important precautions and actions to be taken.
This ensures that patients take the appropriate
medications safely and effectively.
Dieticians assess the nutritional status of warranted
patients and recommend appropriate dietary treatment.
They provide nutrition counseling to in-patients,
outpatients and their caregivers, as well as support
to the hospital kitchen services.
Visiting podiatrists provide consultation to cases
on in-grown nails, corns and calluses, chronic ulcers,
chronic foot problems and other peripheral vascular
Diabetic Eye Screening
Diabetic patients can have their eyes screened with
the Mobile Diabetic Retinal Photography (MDRP) team,
contracted from Tan Tock Seng’s Eye Department.
MDRP service is carried out at SLH’s assessment
clinic on a monthly basis.
Dental Service is provided on a weekly basis for
our inpatients and outpatients.
X-Ray and Laboratory Services
Radiological and laboratory services are available.