The New Day Care

 Much more spacious than before

Much more spacious than before

Since joining SJMC back in 2011, I felt that the place had been struggling with space. We seemed to be cramming as much as we could in the limited space that we had. With MediPlex being built, we had some breathing space. Now SJMC had starting to expand in terms of clinical space.

Haematology and Oncology services is one of the busiest specialty at the hospital and to expand, we needed a new Day Care and eventually new clinic area and dedicated wards. As the first phase of the expansion, the new Chemotherapy Day Care was opened - although we would only be moving in in the next few weeks.

 Take your number

Take your number

 Our CEO was also present

Our CEO was also present

 The Paediatric side is more children-friendly

The Paediatric side is more children-friendly

 More terminals to get our work done

More terminals to get our work done

The new area was at least twice the current space, and would afford some proper facilities for the patients. It is located in the First Floor of the South Tower, one floor above the current home, right opposite the Doctor’s Lounge. In the next few years, my clinic will also move to the same floor - so less running from one tower to the other!

 The Nurse Station definitely provide a clear vantage point

The Nurse Station definitely provide a clear vantage point

 For monitoring purposes

For monitoring purposes

 Mission Control

Mission Control

 Light well providing natural sunlight

Light well providing natural sunlight

 Maintenance would be key after this

Maintenance would be key after this

A few weeks back, the new CEO came to visit the place and we were invited to have a look as well. Definitely an upgrade from before but we would only know the shortcomings once the patients starting using it.

The layout was spacious and open. With more single rooms to be for privacy and procedure. Each seat and rooms had their own TV and there were more dedicated and kid-friendly space in the Paediatric section which would be separate from the adults. There will be a mini-lab as well as drug preparation areas, but most importantly, the Nurses will get their own pantry. They sure could do with one!

 For the children

For the children

 A proper treatment room for procedures

A proper treatment room for procedures

 A dedicated area for discussion in a room, away from the crowd

A dedicated area for discussion in a room, away from the crowd

 We will also have a lab

We will also have a lab

Expect more update in the coming few weeks!