And that is exactly the intention behind the NUHkids Specialist Centre, which opens to the public today. The 10-storey building brings together all the hospital’s outpatient paediatric services under one roof, with a design that incorporates nature and science.
It has a one-queue system, in which patients get a ticket with one queue number for their entire day’s appointments. “We wanted to make the experience of going to the hospital pleasant and comfortable, as well as easy to navigate, for the child, family and care-givers,” said Associate Professor Daniel Goh, chair of the Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute.
The institute currently manages close to 80,000 outpatient visits a year with an average annual growth of 6 per cent for the past five years. With the new paediatric centre, the institute will have the potential capacity to handle about 110,000 outpatient visits annually.
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