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Empowering the Community

One of our key strategies as the Central RHS is to raise the quality of care – by promoting better integration across different healthcare settings so as to provide the right treatment and care, at the right place and right time, for patients with different needs.

By 2030, one in five Singaporeans will aged 65 years or older. As a larger proportion of our population moves into their golden years, NHG has several different initiatives dedicated to empowering them to live active and fulfilling lives in the community.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Community Health Engagement Programme (CHEP), is designed to keep residents – aged 65 years and above– in the community for as long as possible. This is done by equipping them with skills to monitor and train one another in healthy ageing and self-management of chronic disease.

CHEP comprises three programmes; two of which – Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme and Engage in Life – offer healthy ageing in just six weeks. The third is a one-year programme, Stepping Out Into Active Life, which screens and advises the elderly on the risks of falls and how to prevent them through exercise and home safety.

CHEP also helps to ensure the smooth transition of care for senior citizens in the community – by integrating Tan Tock Seng Hospital with the community services in specific locations.

Besides Ren Ci Community Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital also works closely with Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kuan Community Hospital, St Theresa's Home, Lions Home for the Elders Toa Payoh, Society for the Aged Sick, Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens, Home Nursing Foundation, and Dover Park, Assisi and several other hospices.

Our RHS initiatives are designed to dovetail with programmes from other national agencies such as the Agency for Integrated Care and Health Promotion Board as well.