Fortis Healthcare today launched the Fortis Colorectal Hospital (FCH) in Singapore.The specialty hospital is the first in Singapore and Southeast Asia to focus on colorectal disorders.
The facility is dedicated to the management of the full spectrum of colorectal conditions including colorectal cancer which is amongst the highest occurring cancers afflicting patients in this part of the world. FCH’s focus on colorectal diseases allows it to offer patients the latest treatments and technological innovations that have been developed specifically for colorectal conditions. Many of these are minimally invasive procedures that enable faster recovery and require a considerably shorter length of stay at the hospital.
Speaking at the official opening of the hospital, Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State for Health, Singapore, said, “Fortis'’ investment in the treatment of colorectal disease exemplified in this hospital, is very timely. I look forward to your contributions in improving healthcare outcomes for Singaporeans.Fortis has significant experience in delivering quality and affordable healthcare in India. I encourage you to apply the same expertise and experience to bring about new and innovative means of providing cost-effective and high quality healthcare services in Singapore.”
Sharing his views at the launch, Vishal Bali, Group CEO, Fortis Healthcare Ltd., said, “The Fortis Colorectal Hospital in Singapore is an important step in our journey to be a leading provider of healthcare delivery in Asia Pacific. This is our first greenfield hospital internationally and the 76th in our global network. The hospital also signifies our specialty approach to patient-centric healthcare delivery.”
FCH will also focus on education and research to improve the quality of colorectal disease treatment in the region. This combination of expertise and innovation tie into its focus on offering quality care to colorectal patients. It specializes in the complete spectrum of colorectal surgery including the new generation of robotic surgery.
The hospital will offer laparoscopic surgery as well as a 24-hour Colorectal Care Clinic, providing round-the-clock consultations and follow-up care for colorectal conditions. Also housed within the hospital is the Fortis Wellness Centre that offers a comprehensive range of screening options including those specific to colorectal health. Cutting edge treatments for colorectal cancer and related diseases are delivered at the hospital with care and compassion.
“We are delighted with the launch of FCH, and we remain committed to the best patient care delivered by FCH’s experienced surgeons. The surgical team is supported by a group of dedicated nursing and allied health staff, all trained in the management of colorectal conditions. Patients expect more from their healthcare providers – better doctors, more treatment options, and a better hospital experience. At FCH, we believe that our specialty focus on colorectal conditions - and only colorectal conditions - allows us to deliver the high quality and differentiated care expected by patients today. ” said Dr Jeremy Lim, CEO of Fortis Colorectal Hospital.
The hospital brings together four leading and influential surgeons in Singapore - Dr Francis Seow-Choen, Dr Ho Kok Sun, Dr KohPoh Koon, and Dr Lim Jit Fong –committed to deliver the highest standards of colorectal treatment to patients. Trained at some of the leading institutions globally, the doctors have many years of achievement behind them.
As the only colorectal hospital in the region, FCH has begun a collaborative effort with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore’s first public-private research partnership, to accelerate translational research in colorectal cancer.