04 October 2021 | News
Offering a wide range of services in addition to the clinical treatment of acute conditions
image credit- National University Health System
Built over three years, Bukit Panjang Polyclinic has been officially opened by the Minister for Health, Ong Ye Kung today. With the new polyclinic, Bukit Panjang residents now have easier access to healthcare, closer to home.
Bukit Panjang Polyclinic is the third polyclinic under the National University Polyclinics (NUP) to offer dental services, enabling patients in the Western region of Singapore to have better access to affordable dental care.
Patient care and experience will also be improved through harnessing new equipment and technology. For example, the dental clinic is equipped with a wheelchair tilter allowing patients to receive treatment in their wheelchairs. Chair-side intra-oral x-ray imaging will also bring greater convenience and comfort to the patients.
New mothers will also benefit from a holistic maternal and child health programme. This includes the lactation support pilot programme; postnatal diabetes screening and management for mothers with gestational diabetes discharged from the National University Hospital (NUH); Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F) autism screening tool for toddlers during their 18-month developmental assessment visit; and a partnership with NUH in the follow-up of children from low-income families under the Circle of Care (CoC) Programme. The bringing together of these services help ensure that mothers and their children have access to high quality care.