Sport Singapore has launched the latest Active Health Lab at Admiralty Medical Centre. Photo: Sport Singapore
Sport Singapore (SportSG) yesterday (May 25) launched the latest addition to its Active Health facilities at Admiralty Medical Centre (AdMC), the first of its kind housed within a community medical facility.
Active Health @ AdMC is a collaboration between SportSG and Yishun Health and is a key facility within Kampung Admiralty, Singapore's first self-contained "retirement village".
A key feature of the Active Health @ AdMC is its two-way medical referral system tailored to an individual's needs, that aims to paints a better picture of a patient's overall health. This involves both medical referrals from Active Health to doctors, as well as from AdMC physiotherapists to Active Health.
During onboarding, participants can choose to attend a customised Active Health 12-week programme featuring personalised advice from experts or choose from the wide array of programme offerings by ActiveSG. Photo: Sport Singapore
The launch event yesterday, graced by Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health, Amrin Amin, also saw some residents take part in onboarding, a signature SportSG Active Health programme, which has already seen 9,000 engagements since 2018.
During onboarding, participants can choose to attend a customised Active Health 12-week programme featuring personalised advice from experts or choose from the wide array of programme offerings by ActiveSG, as well as have opportunities to attend exercise and workshops and to have health measurements re-calibrated periodically to assess improvement.
Yishun Health CEO Mrs Chew Kwee Tiang, said: "Kampung Admiralty is a vertical village for retirees, and the intent of the medical centre is to bring specialist care to residents. With this collaboration with SportSG, we are now able to build a bridge for our patients' recovery. Once they are stabilised, we can introduce them to the Active Health Lab, so they can benefit from through active monitoring, and access to knowledge that will help them improve their health and maintain it when they go back home."
"SportSG is very happy to collaborate with Yishun Health in this Active Health endeavor. We started Active Health about two years ago and the aim is to engender a social movement around personal ownership around ones health," said SportSG Deputy CEO Dr Chiang Hock Woon.
"Overall, the lab doesn't exist on its own and we leverage on the whole spectrum of programs under ActiveSG, to help people live their lives to the fullest,"
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health, Amrin Amin (in red), was the Guest-of-Honour at the launch event. Photo: Sport Singapore
"As the first Active Health Lab in a medical facility. It sends a very strong message, that there is a lot that we can do to improve our health and wellness. There are very interesting activities and programmes and monitoring tools to check our health to see what we can do better. It's a wonderful initiative that enables us to personalise our health journey and also ensure that we can target the areas that we want to target," said Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health Amrin Amin.