SGH's joint clinics benefit more high-risk pregnancy cases

Ms Winnie Tan, 31, with her son Winson, two. She benefited from SGH's joint clinic scheme when she was expecting her first child three years ago. Ms Tan, who was born with two holes in her heart, had a difficult pregnancy. Supervision by doctors from
Ms Winnie Tan, 31, with her son Winson, two. She benefited from SGH's joint clinic scheme when she was expecting her first child three years ago. Ms Tan, who was born with two holes in her heart, had a difficult pregnancy. Supervision by doctors from the cardiology joint-clinic enabled her to deliver a healthy boy at 26 weeks.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

More women going through high-risk pregnancies have been receiving care at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), thanks to its four joint clinics that treat diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions.

The hospital has helped women save time by letting them see doctors from the obstetrics and gynaecology and diabetes departments in the same consultation, instead of having to make separate visits. This was started in 1995.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2018, with the headline 'SGH's joint clinics benefit more high-risk pregnancy cases'. Print Edition | Subscribe