CGH says it has improved record system in wake of criticism from court for delayed diagnosis of cancer in a patient

The Court of Appeal found Changi General Hospital guilty of negligence that led to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in Ms Noor Azlin Abdul Rahman, 39.
The Court of Appeal found Changi General Hospital guilty of negligence that led to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in Ms Noor Azlin Abdul Rahman, 39.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Changi General Hospital (CGH) says it has improved its records system, which was criticised by the Apex Court for causing a delay in the diagnosis of a cancer patient.

Earlier this week, the Court of Appeal found CGH guilty of negligence that led to a delay in the treatment of lung cancer in Ms Noor Azlin Abdul Rahman, 39. With an earlier diagnosis, the cancerous tumour could have been surgically removed before it spread beyond her lung. The cancer has since spread to her brain.

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