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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.

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

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

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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