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Dendrobium SGH – Orchid Named After Hospital

on June 30, 2018

My mum was recently hospitalised at SGH or Singapore General Hospital.

Although this hospital started out in pre war days, many folks in the old days were wary of white men in white coats.

Locals call it “Si Pai Poh” – or Death Hospital. Actually it was a translation from Sepoy Hospital.

From a low rise building, the entire hospital has been revamped and spanking new buildings such as the Heart Center, Singapore National Eye Center and the National Cancer Center were built.

With projections for increased cancer patients, a new Cancer Center is currently under Construction as well as a new Accident & Emergency Center.

To enable long term care, a community hospital is being built next to the Heart Center for step down care.

The hospital has a sprawling campus with 7 blocks of hospital wards providing 1,985 beds and employs close to 10,000 employees.

Throughout the hospital there are lots of greenery and landscaping to make patients feel lesser in a sterile environment.

I was plesantly surprised to see that they have an orchid named after SGH – Dendrobium SGH.

It is such a big hospital that I clocked 10,000 steps each day when my mum was hospitalised by walking to get meals or things for my mum, car park or get meds.


9 responses to “Dendrobium SGH – Orchid Named After Hospital

  1. Beautiful flowers! I’m not much of a gardener, but our eldest daughter can grow cactus in a swamp. She’s the only “civilian” I know who can get a poinsettia to rebloom.
    I think older people were convinced they killed you in hospitals because they waited so long to go that Charon was willing to drive the ambulance.

  2. Kris says:

    This is a beautiful tribute. I have flowers in my yard that remind me of people I know. I was astounded by your amount of steps!!!!

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