Updated: 04/27/2013 00:25

New oncology clinic in Changi General Hospital caters to cancer patients living in the eastern part of Singapore



New oncology clinic in Changi General Hospital caters to cancer patients living in the eastern part of Singapore

Cancer patients living in the eastern part of Singapore can now receive treatment at a new oncology clinic in Changi General Hospital. 

The clinic is the first satellite clinic to be set up by the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). 

It will provide oncologic consultation and outpatient chemotherapy for CGH patients with breast and gastrointestinal cancer. 

The clinic started operations last month and sees about 23 patients for consultation weekly. 

At full strength, the clinic is expected to take care of about 15 per cent of the 7,000 patients the NCCS sees annually. 

NCCS's main centre is at the Singapore General Hospital Campus in Outram. 

NCCS said CGH was chosen for its first satellite clinic because of the growing population in the eastern part of Singapore. 

It estimates about 25 per cent of the patients at NCCS live in the East. 

It added it is planning to set up another satellite clinic at Sengkang Hospital when the hospital is operational.

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