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SGH ranked 3rd-best hospital in the world by Newsweek magazine, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has been ranked the third-best hospital in the world by Newsweek magazine, in part for its clinical research and “outstanding nursing”. It comes behind two American hospitals, the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. The magazine said SGH, as a tertiary referral hospital with ancillary on-campus specialist centres, “provides affordable care for patients, leads patient-driven clinical research and provides undergraduate to postgraduate educational training for both students and medical professionals”. Of the 10 top hospitals, as chosen by the magazine’s panel of doctors, medical professionals…

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Car mounts kerb outside Raffles City, three pedestrians taken to hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Three people were hurt after a black Volvo mounted a kerb outside Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon (March 5), near The Botanic restaurant. The police said that they were alerted to an accident involving a car and three pedestrians along Bras Basah Road towards Nicoll Highway at 4.40pm. The three pedestrians, aged 29, 31, and 68, were conscious when taken to Raffles Hospital and Singapore General Hospital, said the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force. Police are investigating the incident. This article was first published in The…

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Man taken to hospital after fight involving knuckle duster breaks out at Taman Jurong coffee shop, Singapore News

A 52-year-old man was taken to hospital after he was involved in a fight at the S-11 coffee shop in Taman Jurong on Sunday evening (Mar 3). A Stomp contributor alerted Stomp to a video of the incident that was posted on Fabrications About the PAP’s Facebook page and taken by Facebook user Suriyen Kraka. In the video, several men are involved in a scuffle at the eatery. A man wearing a striped T-shirt throws punches at another man wearing a white shirt who then falls onto a flight of…

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Football brawl lands 2 in hospital; police investigating, Singapore News

A friendly football match on Sunday between two amateur sides ended on a bloody note, leaving two players in hospital. A video of the aftermath showed one of them lying on the pitch in shock, blood dripping from his nose, as other players engaged in a shouting match metres away. Players are seen arguing and shoving each other in the 19-second video, with at least one person hurling vulgarities and challenging others to a fight. There were also shouts that the injury was caused by a headbutt. The brawl happened…

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Hit-and-run accident at Middle Road-Queen Street junction, 3 taken to hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Three people were taken to hospital after an accident between three vehicles on Sunday morning (Feb 10). The police were alerted to the hit-and-run accident involving two cars and a taxi at the junction of Middle Road and Queen Street at 1.49am. The 35-year-old male taxi driver and his passenger, a 29-year-old woman, were taken to Singapore General Hospital. One of the other drivers, a 38-year-old man, was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. All three victims were conscious when taken to hospital, the police said. Chinese-language dailies…

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3 taken to hospital after bus crashes into prime mover at Loyang Ave-TPE junction, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An accident between a bus and a prime mover at the junction of the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Loyang Avenue left three people injured on Saturday night (Feb 9). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the accident at the junction of TPE with Tampines Avenue 7 at about 9.30pm. Tampines Avenue 7 leads into Loyang Avenue after the junction. Three people were taken to Changi General Hospital by SCDF ambulances. Mr Joshua Lim was on Go-Ahead bus service 3 when the accident happened.…

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Former Hong Kong financial secretary’s firm competes with Fosun-backed hospital operator in Greater Bay Area

New Frontier, an investment company co-founded by former Hong Kong finance minster Antony Leung Kam-chung, is competing with international health care providers in the region covered by Beijing’s “Greater Bay Area” initiative. The initiative aims to link Hong Kong, Macau and nine mainland Chinese cities – one of which is Shenzhen – into an integrated economic and business hub. Last month, New Frontier acquired a medical facility together with a plot of land in Shenzhen’s Futian district from state-owned China Resources Group for 1.12 billion yuan (US$166 million). The Hong…

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3 people taken to hospital after accident between cement mixer truck and 2 cars in Punggol, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Three people were taken to hospital following an accident between two cars and a cement mixer truck on Saturday (Jan 26). The police were alerted to the accident which took place along Punggol Central towards Sumang Link at 5.49pm. One of the car drivers, a 42-year-old woman, and her two female passengers were conscious when taken to hospital, the police said. The driver was taken to Sengkang General Hospital, while the two other victims, aged nine and 11, were taken to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Singapore Civil…

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Residents evacuated, one taken to hospital after early morning fire at Pasir Ris, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – About 40 residentshad to evacuate their homes early Saturday morning (Jan 26) after a fire broke out at a Pasir Ris Housing Board block. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the fire, which took place at Block 782 Pasir Ris Street 71 around 3am, involved the contents of a bedroom. It was extinguished using two compressed air foam backpacks and a 38mm water jet. One resident from the unit where the fire started was taken to Changi General Hospital. MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Teo Chee Hean…

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61-year-old motorcyclist and 17-year-old taxi passenger taken to hospital after 3-vehicle accident on SLE, Singapore News

A taxi driver was caught on camera colliding with a motorcycle then ramming into a car on his left along the Seletar Expressway (SLE) towards the Tampines Expressway (TPE) before Seletar West Link on Jan 9. A 61-year-old motorcyclist and a 17-year-old taxi passenger were taken to hospital following the incident. Several Stompers alerted Stomp to a video of the incident circulating on social media. In the video, a taxi signals right and filters towards that direction but hits a motorcycle. The motorcyclist falls off his bike and rolls backwards…

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