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KK Women's and Children's Hospital

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital has evolved over the decades, since its founding in 1858, into a leader in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatology. Today, the 160-year-old hospital is a referral centre providing tertiary services to handle high-risk conditions in women and children.

 

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More than 500 specialists adopt a compassionate, multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to treatment, and harness the latest medical innovations and technology to deliver the best medical care possible.

As an Academic Medical Centre, KKH believes that world-class clinical training and research are imperative in raising the standard of care. Hence, the Hospital has adopted a culture of innovation as it achieves world-class clinical leadership. KKH is a major teaching hospital for Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. The 830-bed hospital also runs the largest specialist training programme for Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics in Singapore. Both programmes are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I), and are highly rated for the high quality of clinical teaching and the commitment to translational research.

As we continually raise the bar on clinical excellence, we are sensitive to our patients’ needs for a pleasant hospital experience – one where they receive seamless service and enjoy the warmth of compassionate care in a healing environment.

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12 Sep 2018

The Drs are good and attentive, especially with kids. But the waiting time is terrible if you're not on very high fever. Usually, I come after 1 am, the wait is more reasonable. plenty of parking space and handicap accessible.

12 Sep 2018

Bad experiences for us from 2013-2018. Some of the hospital fees are equivalent to private hospital rates. Waiting time is way too long than what u expect. Not recommended unless you are heavily subsidized.

12 Sep 2018

Singapore health care is generally amazing in both quality and affordability. However, the children's emergency room at this hospital has now been a let down, twice. There is not much about this hospital that is geared towards children except some Nemo pictures and a TV screen with cartoons. Not much else is keeping pace with what top children’s hospitals are doing around the world. The waiting procedures are disorganized. Some person comes on a loud speaker and quickly mumbles a name and room number. The screen in the waiting room that is supposed to let you know where to go is rarely updated and should not be relied upon. Of course, when you are attending to a sick or injured child, the mumbling loud speaker is a puzzling way to deal with the queue. No one tells you that you shouldn't rely on the screen.

The emergency room also seems like a place for very young doctors with little experience, although admittedly my sample size is small.

Their procedures are also outdated. This last experience was sort of the icing on the cake after a previous poor experience. First, my child just turned 4 years old child and was getting stitches. They wouldn’t allow a parent to stay with him. This child was in a foreign country and surrounded by strangers in what appeared to him to be a scary environment. Never in my experience with any of my 5 children, has a children’s hospital required a parent to leave the room for such a young child and simple procedure. In fact, what children’s hospitals around the world are aware of is that children benefit from the comfort of a parent. What made the situation even more bizarre was when asked why a parent could not be there, they responded that it was policy. They could not provide a single legitimate reason. That is because there isn’t one. The space was enormous and a parent could easily sit close by without any interference, and then be there when the child wakes up from anesthesia.

The strange and outdated procedures didn’t end there. When they moved my child to the observation room, they told us that one of the parents had to leave. Again, an absolutely bizarre procedure in an area with plenty of space and specializing in the care of children. For 4 hours, as our child came out of anesthesia, he asked and cried for the parent that was not there. He was worried that something had happened to the other parent while confused and upset from anesthesia. This adds to the anxiety of the child and to the parent. Again, something that children's hospitals are better at dealing with in other parts of the world.

One other note, if you are driving. It is very confusing in the parking lot. There are signs for the emergency room, but those appear to be if you are exiting the building and want to drive back up to the emergency room entrance where there is no emergency parking. There were signs for a children't tower, but it was unclear if that was where you went for the emergency room. Again, while dealing with a young injured child and being alone, clear directions about where to go and park is simply the basics - the basics that any elite children's hospital would certainly have addressed.

There was nothing impressive about this emergency room at this hospital. Other hospitals and doctors in Singapore have seemed far superior, and have been wonderful. Singapore medicine is elite, but this emergency room is certainly not a part of that class.

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