Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) is the flagship hospital of the National Healthcare Group and part of Singapore’s Public Healthcare System. As a pioneering hospital with strong roots in the community for over 177 years, TTSH is recognised as the People’s Hospital, serving a resident population of 1.4 Million living in Central Singapore.
Together, with 70 community partners and 80 community health posts, it brings care beyond the hospital into the community as an integrated care organisation – Central Health.
The TTSH Foot Care & Limb Design Centre has successfully innovated and digitalised their clinical practice and manufacturing methods for customised orthoses and prostheses, through the adoption of technologies such as 3D-scanners, Computer-aided Design, Computer-aided Manufacture, and 3D-printing. This has brought better value to patients in terms of design and quality of their customised devices.
The product streams that have been introduced to patients through the digitised methods include ankle foot orthoses, knee ankle foot orthoses, etc. The digital transformation included a business and care model collaboration with other hospitals. This was through the set-up of a “Hub & Spoke” model to deliver national prosthetic and orthotic services. Through this model, patients had greater and earlier access to care, care remains integrated and patients are right-sited with costs remaining affordable.