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Public hospitals becoming more elder-friendly

Published on Nov 21, 2012 10:58 AM
 
Tan Tock Seng senior staff nurse Catherine Hu (right), 24, poses in front of a cubicle in the newly revamped ward 10B which features a decentralised nursing station which allows nurses better access to patients. Public hospitals here are retrofitting their wards to make them more elder-friendly, to cater to the ageing population here. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Public hospitals here are retrofitting their wards to make them more elder-friendly, to cater to the ageing population here.

For instance, at four newly renovated class B2 wards in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, each ward cubicle of five beds now has its own nurse's station.

This means nurses assigned to these stations have a direct line of sight to their patients, and can respond quickly to them.

Thursday's Mind Your Body has more details on such features that hospitals are adopting.

 
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