By creator to www.businesstimes.com.sg
Mon, Nov 30, 2020 – 5:50 AM
THE Nationwide Kidney Basis (NKF) opened a brand new dialysis centre on Nov 23 with a S$2 million donation from Keppel Company, via its philanthropic arm Keppel Care Basis.
The dialysis centre is the primary in Singapore to be built-in inside a hospital compound, being strategically co-located inside Yishun Group Hospital (YCH) and adjoining to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH).
Additionally it is the primary of NKF’s centres to supply totally built-in and seamless dialysis take care of each haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) sufferers.
Geared up with 22 dialysis stations which might profit as much as 132 HD sufferers, this centre additionally has a chosen area to supply PD companies to serve a wider group of sufferers in contrast with different NKF centres. Providing each remedy companies beneath one roof will allow NKF to fulfill the ever-evolving and numerous care wants of sufferers.
Tim Oei, chief govt officer of NKF, mentioned: “There are lots of distinctive options about this centre. Firstly, that is our first centre co-located inside and close to to neighborhood and acute hospitals, particularly YCH and KTPH.
“This strategic co-location and partnership permits well timed and seamless switch of sufferers from one setting to a different to facilitate ease of entry to care and companies. Sufferers don’t must journey to different centres for dialysis. Sufferers discharged from KTPH who require rehabilitation can have their dialysis on the centre in YCH, beneath the identical roof. Sufferers will profit from the seamless continuity of care via related networks of healthcare groups, info circulate and remedy care plans.
“Secondly, that is the primary NKF centre providing each HD and PD companies beneath one roof. Not like the opposite centres of NKF which solely cater for HD sufferers, this centre offers complete companies to assist sufferers who select PD as their most popular modality of remedy,” he added.
Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Company, mentioned: “Keppel is dedicated to uplift lives and take care of the underprivileged. Our assist of the NKF Dialysis Centre at Yishun Group Hospital will improve the accessibility of built-in healthcare for dialysis sufferers and enhance their high quality of life.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense influence on society, particularly susceptible members of the neighborhood, together with dialysis sufferers. By means of this partnership, Keppel hopes to assist NKF in making certain that its sufferers are capable of obtain secure and handy dialysis remedy.”