In spite of the complex medical conditions and the sheer numbers of patients we treat daily, patients who come through our doors are constantly reminded that they are children or women first, and patients second.
It's this belief in personalised patient-centred care, together with our medical expertise, that has created a tradition of medical excellence at KKH. And this fundamental principle still holds true to this day.
Sharing with you, the community - that's something we believe very strongly in. That's why our doctors and staff volunteer their services and time to speak at public forums, companies and organisations at the grassroots level
As a major medical facility, KKH plays a pivotal role in training the country's doctors and nurses specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatology and paediatrics. Medical advances in these fields find their roots here. It's a climate that encourages medical research. And our list of medical milestones is testimony to this.
KKH is affiliated to National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore.
That's because at KKH, patient care, education and research all work hand in hand so that our patients receive the best possible care that we can give.
As a major referral centre, we make it a point to share our skills, knowledge and experiences in women’s and children’s healthcare with the community. It’s not only to help raise awareness on illnesses which may affect our families. It’s also our way of giving back to the community.
To view our upcoming talks, please click on the following:
KK Speakers Panel
Consisting of an 1 hour talk and a Q&A session, our specialist doctors, nurses or paramedical staff will speak at government institutions, community centres or private organisations to promote both women’s and children’s health.
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Lending a helping hand to their medical counterparts in regional developing countries is KK’s Specialist Team Volunteers. Since 1996, our doctors and nurses have embarked on several Specialist Team projects organised by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF).
These include a neonatology project in Myanmar, a midwifery project in Laos, and an obstetrics and gynaecology project in Myanmar, among others.
Our volunteers worked towards transferring their medical skills and knowledge through training workshops and hands-on demonstrations.
During the colonial days, the local people found it difficult to pronounce the English street names in Singapore. In addition, many places had no addresses. So they used landmarks to identify various places.
The district around the cross-roads formed by Serangoon Road, Selegie Road, Bukit Timah Road and Rochor Road was known as “Kandang Kerbau”, or “buffalo enclosure” in Malay. This was because there was a buffalo pen there at that time.
As the hospital was located within this area, it became commonly known as the “Kandang Kerbau Hospital”.
The Hokkiens and Teochews, two Chinese dialect groups, called the Hospital “Tek Kah” as it was situated below the hillocks where clumps of bamboo grew.
The name “KK” become synonymous with the hospital over the years and it was retained when the hospital was renamed “KK Women's and Children's Hospital” following its move in 1997 to its present address.
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