The Straits Times
Published on Feb 19, 2013

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital launches book about hospital's "healing environment"


Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has launched a book describing what it has done to create a "healing environment" for its patients.

Titled "A Healing Space: Creating Biodiversity at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)", the 76-page book features, among other things, the terraced roof gardens and green spaces around the hospital which are aimed at providing a calm and soothing environment to aid patients' healing.

The hospital in Yishun has won numerous local and international accolades for its environmentally-friendly architechtural design.

Mr Lee Chiu-San, 67, a retiree and avid nature lover, came up with the idea for the book.