Our skilled and knowledgeable nurse clinicians in the Nursing Division provide specialist-nursing service in tandem with the medical advancement and development of each medical specialty to achieve the mission.
Breast cancer is the number one cancer in women in Singapore. Singapore General Hospital sees between 500-600 newly diagnosed cases annually. The Breast Cancer Nurse provides pre-operative counselling upon diagnosis. She is also responsible for a comprehensive rehabilitative program for postoperative patients and is involved in the follow up support services that include advice on external breast prosthesis, reducing the risk of Lymphoedema (arm swelling after surgery). She has a strong network with survivors of breast cancer and meets the support group members regularly.
Community nursing services in the Southeast region of Singapore are provided by nurses from Singapore General Hospital, stationed in these five Communities of Care: Bukit Merah, Telok Blangah, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, and Katong.