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New heart centre will 'wrap services around the patient'

Published on Oct 17, 2012 6:00 AM

A new 12-storey, $266 million building set to open at the end of next year will mean that patients at the National Heart Centre Singapore will no longer have to go on an "Amazing Race" around the campus to get the services they need.

The building will operate on a new concept that "wraps services around the patient", said its chief operating officer, Mr Alson Goh.

This means that patients can see a doctor, have a blood test and an electrocardiogram (ECG) on the same floor, he explained.

"A lot of elderly people get disoriented and lost easily, especially if they have to walk from place to place for services."

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