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Gleaneagles Hospital, Singapore
A regional Centre for medical referrals, Gleneagles' key strengths include its patient focus, user friendly services, quality care, specialists' expertise and cutting-edge technology.

As a 380-bed private tertiary acute care hospital, it provides a wide range of medical and surgical services for the total management of patients.

Gleneagles is part of Singapore-based Parkway Hospitals Singapore - one of Asia's largest private healthcare organisations. Together with its sister company Parkway Group Healthcare, they manage an extensive network of hospitals and integrated healthcare facilities in the region, a network of seven other hospitals in Asia.


First hospital in South East Asia to perform a living donor liver transplant    (LDLT) for children  

First hospital in Asia to successfully perform closure of atrial septal defects    using the amplatz occluder

First hospital in Asia to successfully perform laparoscopic assisted    ventricular peritoneal placement on a newborn

First hospital in Southeast Asia to use the state-of-the-art robotic surgiscope    for neurosurgery, ear nose and throat (ENT) and spinal surgeries (shortens    surgery and recovery time by 30%)

First hospital in Singapore to successfully perform closure of ventricular    septal defect  

First hospital in Singapore to pioneer the redesign of inpatient admission and    discharge process through Work Redesign

First hospital to open Southeast Asia's first and only Korean clinic  

The first sextuplets in Southeast Asia were born in Gleneagles     Hospital                                    

Asia's Premier Biomedical Sciences Hub
Singapore is actively advancing the application of biomedical research in healthcare and extending its capabilities to clinical trials and healthcare delivery. The world's leading biomedical companies are based here in Singapore. These support the latest innovative treatments and therapies now available in Singapore.

High Safety Standards
Patients enjoy faster access to safe new treatments and healthcare products under Singapore's healthcare system. The city sets and enforces standards to safeguard public health and ensures efficiency while supporting medical advancement.
Highly qualified and experienced professionals administer our healthcare system. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) sets strict standards on drug evaluation, pharmaceutical administration, medical devices, analytical science, forensic science and medicine, radiation protection and transfusion medicine.

Peace of Mind
Many international patients have placed full trust in Singapore's healthcare and safety standards. They are at ease in our multiracial and multicultural society. For offering peace of mind, Singapore is the first choice of many international patients.

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LIVING DONOR LIVER TRANSPLANT (LDLT) - Gleneagles Hospital (Singapore)

Until recently, more than 75% of patients on the waiting list for liver transplants were destined to die.

The reason: an acute shortage of cadaveric livers for transplant. While the incidence of liver disease increased, the shortage of cadaveric livers worldwide became more and more critical. Patients could not look west for a transplant either because of the shortage, which made the cost prohibitive.

The answer lies in developing a LDLT capability in Asia.

Today, the Gleneagles LDLT holds out great hope for patients with end stage liver disease.

In LDLT, segments of livers from living adults are transplanted into patients with terminal liver disease. The remaining liver in the donor regenerates and replaces to its original size and function in four to six weeks. The transplanted liver segments in the patient also regenerate rapidly.


Initially, LDLT transplants were done for children, with the donors being mainly parents. With the experience gained by doctors, the LDLT procedure has been expanded to include adult recipients.

Gleneagles has a special strength in LDLT and treatment of liver ailments. Our team of doctors have expertise and extensive experience in major hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery. They have performed LDLT in Singapore and overseas.

The team includes transplant and hepatobiliary surgeons, anaesthesiologists, gastroenterologists/ hepatologists, radiologists, pathologists, infectious disease specialists/ microbiologists and haemotologists.

Members of our team are associated with the following achievements:

- 1991 The first split liver transplant in the United Kingdom (UK)
- 1992 The first auxiliary liver transplant for liver failure in the UK
- 1993 The second auxiliary liver transplant for metabolic disease in the world
- 1993 The first living donor liver transplant in the UK
- 1995 The first living donor liver transplant in Southeast Asia
- 1997 The second split liver transplant in Asia

All the liver transplant operations will be performed at Gleneagles Hospital.

The donor is hospitalised for six to eight days and should be able to resume most light home and work activities within a month. The recipient is likely to stay in hospital for a longer period - usually for three to four weeks. During this period, the recipient is closely monitored for infection, rejection and regeneration of the transplanted liver.

An extensive donor evaluation process is undertaken to minimise the risk to both the donor and the recipient.

Mount Elizabeth Hospital Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Centre, Singapore


Haematology Consultation Services
Our Centre provides specialist consultation for the treatment of blood disorders and blood cancers. These will include the various types of anaemias, marrow aplasias, coagulation disorders, acute and chronic leukaemias, myelomas, lymphomas and lymphoproliferative disorders.

Haematology Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Programme
Our Centre supports and coordinates all activities of transplants including classical allogeneic stem cell transplant, non-myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplant, autologous stem cell transplant and umbilical cord blood transplant. Stem cell transplant process.

Outpatient Chemotherapy
Our Centre has a day care facility for our patients to receive outpatient chemotherapy.

Blood Transfusion Services
Transfusion of red blood cells, platelets, plasma and other blood products are available at our Centre for those who need blood transfusion.

Supportive Care Programme
A sophisticated supportive care programme is available to help patients who are convalescing from chemotherapy and stell cell transplant. This will include day care, teaching class on care of central venous catheter, outpatient antibiotic and infusional therapy.

Apheresis Programme
Our apheresis programme includes the collection of stem cells, white cells, platelets and plasma.

Biological and Cellular Therapy
We provide treatment and facility for administration of monoclonal antibody, interferons, growth factors and other specific agents.

Cutting-edge treatments
Besides fairly well-established treatments for haematological disorders, the Centre provides cutting-edge treatments using new applications of stem cell transplant for other life threatening cancers such as advanced pancreatic cancers, renal cell cancers, metastatic colon cancers, ovarian cancers; and blood disorders such as Thalassaemia Major and Sickle cell anaemia.

As an international patient seeking treatment in Singapore, you can either make your own arrangements or seek the assistance of an International Patient Centre, such as Parkway Group Healthcare's International Patient Assistance Centre (IPAC). A basic guide is provided here. To know more about Singapore, please visit the nearest Singapore Tourism Board office for information.

Visa and Immigration
Visa applications for entry into Singapore can either be made to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or to the nearest Singapore Overseas Missions.

How quickly visas are processed depends on how critical the patient's need for treatment is. The visa processing time for those who require urgent medical attention may vary from that of international patients.

To facilitate visa processing, submit a supporting letter from the Singapore hospital, stating the purpose of the visa application and details of the patient's medical condition, together with basic documents. Should you decide on a hospital/doctor after your arrival, you are required to supply an original copy of Form V39A (Letter of Introduction), completed and signed, issued by a Singapore contact.

Arrival and Departure
As a major air hub in Asia Pacific, Singapore serves more than 60 airlines to over 145 cities through its Changi Airport. Quick and hassle-free clearance for passengers can be expected. There are conveniences such as ramps, elevators, specially-designed toilets and telephones. Please inform the airline crew of any special assistance you may require in Changi Airport, such as, wheelchair services or quick immigration clearance.

Finding accommodation in Singapore is easy. A wide variety of accommodation is available in Singapore to suit a wide range of budgets and needs, starting from budget hostels right up to six-star luxury hotels. For a longer stay and the feel of a home away from home, you can opt for serviced apartments with full facilities to house your family.

Getting around in Singapore is convenient, affordable and efficient. You have a choice of limousines, rental cars, buses, taxis, the MRT and Maxicab airport shuttles. Our world class transport network gives you quick access to all parts of the country.

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