Health On Track (HOT) 2023 @ Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
The fourth edition of our health outreach initiative Health On Track (HOT) at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital took place last Saturday on 18 March 2023. Our first large-scale physical event since emerging from the pandemic, we saw the support of over 300 residents who thoroughly enjoyed the fun activities and health talks!
Let us bring you through all the activities that took place on Saturday, including the highly informative public forums, engaging educational booths and fun-filled activities for everybody, even the little ones!
WALL MURAL PAINTING
with Mdm Rahayu Mahzam (Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Law, Advisor to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations) and the residents of Jurong East View
The day started early with vibrant splash of colours greeting residents at Block 205, Jurong East Street 21! Titled "A Picture of Health @ Jurong East View", this hand-painted wall mural was co-created by more than 50 residents of Jurong East View and our staff. Mdm Rahayu Mahzam (Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Law, Advisor to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations), and Dr Quek Lit Sin (CEO, NTFGH) added the finishing touch and completed the mural.
OPENING OF HEALTH ON TRACK @ NTFGH
Students from Lianhua Primary School gave a lively hip-hop performance to mark the opening of Health On Track at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital! The morning started on a high note as everyone, including our special guest, Mdm Rahayu, were invited to join the dance routine.
Mdm Rahayu joined our senior leaders on a tour of the different educational health booths and interactive set-up before gracing the opening of our NUWoC Children's Clinic.
NUWOC CHILDREN'S CLINIC @NTFGH
The NUWoC (National University Centre for Women & Childen) Children's Clinic has officially opened its door from 20 February 2023. We invited Mdm Rahayu, along with CEO Dr Quek Lit Sin and Prof Lee Yung Seng (Group Chief, Paediatrics, NUHS and Head, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, NUH) to form the giant Rubix cube to mark the official opening of the children's specialist clinic!
by our educational health booths
Many have learnt about the various health screenings available and to find those that will benefit them. Thanks to our doctors and nurses for taking time to help our residents take better care of their health!
Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP)
Our healthcare experts shared the practical handles on how chronic diseases can be properly managed to ensure better quality of life.
Make Every Move Count
Look at the crowd that joined us at our 'Make Every Move Count' Workshop helmed by ActiveHealth! The free 30-minute exercise was a move to encourage the young and old to stay active and healthy.
with our interactive set-up
Falls Prevention: An Interactive Home Setup
This home setup helped residents to better prepare themselves to make their homes safer for their elderly parents or relatives.
Good Health Begins with Healthy Teeth
Our very own dentists shared with the residents from the West on the importance of keeping their pearlies in pristine health!
Art & Craft Activities
The Art & Craft section was a popular activity among families! We enjoyed seeing how the families bonded and the bountiful creativity.
through health talk programmes by our healthcare professionals
Nourishing the Whole Family
Understand how to meet the nutritional needs of everyone in the family, managing fussy eaters and helping children foster a healthy relationship with food.
Did you know?
Telling children to finish their vegetables before having dessert gives the impression that vegetables are a chore and that desserts are a reward. Instead of labelling foods as "good" or "bad", include a variety of foods in a child's meals.
Ms Annabelle Johnson
Senior Dietitian, Dietetics & Nutrition (NTFGH)
Caring for Your Newborn Baby -
The First Two Years
Learn about your child's milestones in the first two years of their lives and get tips on raising a heathy and happy child, including feeding information.
Did you know?
One tip is to introduce allergenic foods such as eggs and peanuts to your child early (around 6 months of age) rather than delayed to reduce the risk of food allergies.
Dr Pauline Chan
Consultant, Division of Paediatric Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics, KTP-NUCMI (NUH)
Does My Child Really Need a Doctor?
Know when to bring your child to the A&E and get advice on managing mild emergencies at home versus seeking professional medical attention.
Did you know?
One misconception is that high-grade fever in kids equate to brain damage. Stay calm when your child is running a high-grade fever and continue to closely monitor his/her condition.
Dr Olivia Leow
Consultant, Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, KTP-NUCMI (NUH)
Save yourself a trip to the A&E
Understand how the Emergency Department works and the common conditions that you can manage on your own or with your family practitioner.
Did you know?
If you have minor fractures without risk of loss of life and limbs, you can visit the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) instead of going to the Emergency Department (A&E). UCCs are staffed by Emergency Medicine Specialists.
Dr Jimmy Lee Chan Yu
Consultant, Emergency Medicine (NTFGH)
Home Pharmacy and Self-Medication
Get useful tips on minor ailments and self-medication, as well as the recommended useful medicine to have at home.
Did you know?
Chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure cannot be self-managed, and require regular follow-ups with your doctor.
Foo Jia Jue
Pharmacist, Pharmacy (NTFGH)
HEALTH ON TRACK VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
Register for our 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝗻 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸 virtual challenge today! From now till 31 March, sign up and earn tokens to redeem vouchers and other rewards. For more information, click here.
Special thanks to all of our healthcare staff and volunteers for making time on a weekend to educate our community on taking care of their health! Our residents in the West definitely had a good time mingling and going to all the themed booths to better understand the different health concerns.