Upcoming centre at Changi hospital to deliver customised medicine to patients at home

SINGAPORE - A new centre is being set up on the premises of Changi General Hospital (CGH) to provide customised medication to hospital patients at home.

Typically, such medication - also known as compounded medication - is adminstered only in hospitals as they are tailored to a patient's body weight and other factors. This could extend a patient's hospital stay by as much as six weeks.

But the new Centre of Excellence in Compounding Sciences, which is expected to be ready by 2017, hopes to meet these needs in patients' homes.

It plans to offer home care and tele-health services to monitor patients' health remotely and adjust their medication as needed.

The centre is a collaboration between CGH and Baxter Healthcare Asia - a global company that provides healthcare solutions to organisations.