More TTSH patients planning for future healthcare in the event they can't speak for themselves

Madam Wee Ah Miow, with her daughter Annie Lim (left) and Dr Adeline Lam, made plans for her future care in 2017 after the new advance care planning system at Tan Tock Seng Hospital was up and running.
Madam Wee Ah Miow, with her daughter Annie Lim (left) and Dr Adeline Lam, made plans for her future care in 2017 after the new advance care planning system at Tan Tock Seng Hospital was up and running.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

More patients at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) have been making plans for their future care.

In 2011, the hospital introduced its advance care planning (ACP) system, which documents a person's future healthcare preferences so that his family members and doctor can use this information when, in case of a medical emergency, a patient cannot speak for himself.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'More TTSH patients doing advance care planning'. Print Edition | Subscribe