I was privileged to attend the official opening of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) today. Operational since the end of 2018, NCID is the 21st century iteration of a facility to contain infectious diseases threats in Singapore. It was great to catch up with old colleagues and friends – the event was almost […]
I had the privilege of attending a tour of the former Communicable Diseases Centre/Middleton Hospital today, organized by Jerome Lim of the Long and Winding Road and the Singapore Land Authority. CDC has now been added to the series of tours of state-owned sites (Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets) that includes old Changi Hospital and […]
Less well known than it should be, the Patient Care Centre (PCC) can be found within the grounds of the Communicable Diseases Centre at Moulmein Road. It was established in 1997 to support the poorer patients with HIV/AIDS, and to reduce the stigma associated with the disease.
“Or Sai” (“Black Lion” in Hokkien – due to the iconic black lion emblem of the centre) at Moulmein Road. The Communicable Diseases Centre will be moving to its new premises in 2018 (perhaps making way for another condominium block?), so there are a few short years to enjoy the nice green environs.