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DESIGNED WITH PATIENT COMFORT IN MIND Above: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has been hailed as a ‘hospital in a garden, and a garden in a hospital’. The hospital believes its vast garden environment can help patients to cope better with the stress and trauma of being ill and to recover faster.

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DESIGNED WITH PATIENT COMFORT IN MIND Above: All of Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital’s 333 single-bed wards are designed to be singlehanded, that is, all the beds are oriented in the same direction and the doors are located only on the patient’s right-hand side

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HIGH TECH Above: The National Heart Centre Singapore's cardiac catheterisation laboratory carries out coronary angiography, angioplasty, stenting and pacemaker implantation.

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HIGH TECH Above: Mount Elizabeth Novena's PET-MRI machine reduces patient examination time while obtaining a comprehensive diagnostic picture

Ergonomics for hospitals

Singapore's newest hospitals are using design and technology to fundamentally change the way patients receive treatment and care. By Cheah Ui-Hoon
Oct 11, 2014 5:50 AM

SINGAPORE'S newly built hospitals are changing the way we think of hospitals. From hotel standard fittings and single-bed wards to landscaped gardens and koi ponds, and ambient lighting in operating rooms, hospitals need no longer have crowded lobbies or be associated with harsh lights and

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