I was overruled: CGH CEO on his 'radical' plan to let staff decide on innovative tech ideas

Changi General Hospital CEO Ng Wai Hoe with robots that are used in the hospital. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Professor Ng Wai Hoe stepped up from being medical director of the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) to become chief executive-designate of Changi General Hospital (CGH) in the midst of the circuit breaker lockdown in 2020.

The Covid-19 situation had improved slightly by the time his new posting became official two months later on July 1, though an unprecedented coronavirus war was surely not the best start to a new role.

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