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Design for Health and

Wellbeing-related Practices

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Centre for Health Innovation (CHI)

Established in 2016, the Centre for Health Innovation provides a platform for healthcare professionals, staff, and like-minded partners to share and co-create ideas for healthcare innovation and care transformation. CHI currently boasts the largest co-learning healthcare innovation network involving local and overseas partners. The network has three strategic thrusts: Build Thought Leadership, Drive Workforce Transformation, Enable Healthcare Training. The CHI Living Lab (CHILL) is an example of CHI’s effort to create a space to connect innovators with resources such as designers, consultants, engineers, programmers, researchers and medical technologists, to innovates process, enhances patient care and experience through service design, as well as prototypes physical and digital products to support health and care. 

Healing and Patient-Centred Hospital Designs

New public hospitals built in the recent decade have focused on improved ward layouts and creating a radical new design to enhance the hospital experience for patients and staff. The ‘patient-centredness’ design is set to create a healing and therapeutic environment through the use of greenery as well as giving considerations for each facility within the hospitals designed to cater to patient needs such as creating a greater sense of privacy, improving access and supporting patients rehabilitation. Some of the leading and award-winning examples include: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (est. 2010) and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (est 2015) 

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