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SingHealth doctors offer free health screening to needy elderly residents

Volunteers Tan Sin Yain and Ronalyn Cruz paint the home of an elderly beneficiary for SGH’s annual Project GroomOver on Jan 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: SGH
Volunteers Tan Sin Yain and Ronalyn Cruz paint the home of an elderly beneficiary for SGH’s annual Project GroomOver on Jan 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: SGH
Volunteers Suriani Zahari and Anne Tok Kim Lian clean the kitchen of a needy and elderly resident for SGH’s annual project GroomOver on Jan 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: SGH
Volunteers Suriani Zahari and Anne Tok Kim Lian clean the kitchen of a needy and elderly resident for SGH’s annual project GroomOver on Jan 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: SGH
Residents from SGH, Dr Eugene Wong and Dr Andrew Mok provide health screening and speak with Mr Wong Kwan Cheok, a beneficiary of SGH’s annual Project GroomOver on Jan 18, 2014. . -- PHOTO: SGH
Residents from SGH, Dr Eugene Wong and Dr Andrew Mok provide health screening and speak with Mr Wong Kwan Cheok, a beneficiary of SGH’s annual Project GroomOver on Jan 18, 2014. . -- PHOTO: SGH
Over 280 volunteers gathered together for SGH’s annual Project GroomOver to help needy and elderly residents of Henderson and Bukit Merah on Jan 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: SGH
Over 280 volunteers gathered together for SGH’s annual Project GroomOver to help needy and elderly residents of Henderson and Bukit Merah on Jan 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: SGH

More than 25 SingHealth doctors offered free basic health screening to 26 needy elderly residents from Henderson and Bukit Merah on Saturday, as part of the Singapore General Hospital's (SGH) wider efforts to extend care beyond the hospital walls.

The doctors also joined 280 volunteers comprising nurses, allied health professionals and administrative staff to clean and clear away clutter to reduce the risk of accidents and spruce up residents' homes as they usher in the Chinese New Year.

It is the first time that the doctors took part in the initiative, which is part of SGH's annual Project GroomOver. SGH is part of health-care cluster SingHealth.

In addition to spring cleaning, needy residents also received hampers and household items such as pillows, blankets, storage boxes, fans and rice cookers.

Project GroomOver is one of the community outreach efforts by the SGH Volunteer Club which started in 2006 with 200 volunteers.