Our heartiest congratulations to all winners of the biennial Community Care Excellence Awards, held on 18 October 2022 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
In his opening address, Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Health & Ministry of Communications and Information, congratulated all winners for their contributions and dedication to the community care sector and to embrace challenges even as we push boundaries to ensure that care delivery remains relevant to the evolving needs of our seniors.
Winning the Team Award (Silver), the team’s project focused on reducing the length of stay (LOS) for patients, an important indicator of the efficiency of the hospital’s clinical and administrative management.
Tapping on several lean management tools, the team analysed, identified gaps and implemented countermeasures to improve existing processes. After the implementation, the project achieved its goal of improving the percentage of patients discharged within 28 days within the pilot wards.
“By embracing technology and improving processes, we are glad that the project helps to deliver more efficient care to our patients. With this success, we look forward to expanding the study on a wider sample size with a longer period of study time to measure the further effectiveness of these interventions,” said Ian Heng, Manager, Care & Integration Department, and member of the project team.
43 staff from St Luke’s Hospital were also awarded the Individual Award (Silver) for their exemplary contributions to quality care. Started in 2014, the Community Care Excellence Awards recognise contributions of individuals and project teams who have demonstrated exemplary service and commitment in delivering quality care to their clients in the Community Care sector.
Photo caption: St Luke’s Hospital Team Award (Silver) group members (left) Alice Phua, Director of Nursing and (right) Dr Andrew Samson, Assistant Medical Director posing with the winning poster.