Diaverum, the Swedish-born, multinational healthcare organisation that provides life-enhancing renal care to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has today opened Singapore’s first-ever private dialysis centre in a Housing Development Board (HDB) community space¹.
The ceremony was officiated by Guest-of-Honour, Member of Parliament, Mr Liang Eng Hwa, while Diaverum was represented by Hervé Gourgouillon, Regional Vice-President for West Europe and Southeast Asia. Also in attendance were a number of the clinic’s patients, who began receiving treatment at the facility last month.
Located in the Fajar residential estate, Diaverum’s Fajar Dialysis Centre marks a significant milestone in Singapore’s healthcare landscape, reinforcing the importance of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in providing greater access to chronic disease care and management across the country.
Liang Eng Hwa, Member of Parliament (Bukit Panjang SMC), said, “I am very heartened with the opening of Diaverum’s brand-new dialysis centre at Bukit Panjang. It is a positive step forward, and I want to congratulate and thank the Diaverum team for their commitment to providing top quality care to patients with chronic kidney disease in Singapore. I look forward to seeing more of such collaborations with Diaverum providing meaningful renal care support and superior treatment facilities in the years ahead, also contributing to Singapore’s vision of a happier, healthier and more empowered population.”
Hervé Gourgouillon, Diaverum’s Regional Vice-President for West Europe and Southeast Asia, said, “We are proud to open Singapore’s first privately-owned dialysis centre in a HDB community lot, and provide greater access and quality care to our patients. The new centre is an important step in our mission to build a network of strategically located clinics across Singapore to better serve the community. We are grateful for the support provided by MP Liang, the Town Council, HDB, and other relevant authorities in making this possible and look forward to continued collaboration with the shared vision of bolstering Singapore’s tertiary healthcare sector.”
MP for Bukit Panjang SMC, Mr Liang Eng Hwa, spoke with residents during a tour of the newly opened facility
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global and escalating challenge today affecting about 10% of the world’s adult population. It is primarily caused by lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, and its prevalence is increasing, particularly in developing countries and among low income individuals. In Singapore, over 5% of the population are affected by CKD², with a growing prevalence of diabetes from 8.2% in 2010 to 11.3% in 2020 according to the Ministry of Health³. The same report highlighted the country’s growing concern over associated conditions such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
A new clinic providing a holistic, integrated treatment approach
The Fajar clinic is the latest addition to Diaverum’s network of clinics in Singapore, who first entered the country in November 2020. More specifically, the clinic is comprised of 13 fully equipped dialysis stations, where 7 staff will care for around 78 patients. In addition to haemodialysis, the clinic will offer services that cater to the complex needs of CKD patients, providing a holistic, integrated treatment approach that is centred around Diaverum’sproprietary care delivery model and continuously evolving digital infrastructure.
In total, Diaverum Singapore now has 83 staff caring for over 527 patients across 12 clinics, further solidifying its commitment to working with local healthcare authorities in providing life-enhancing renal care to CKD patients in the country.
¹ The Housing Development Board, or HDB, is Singapore’s public housing authority. Over 85% of Singaporeans live in high-rise and high-density housing estates built by the HDB. Real estate managed by the HDB can either be zoned for community-only or commercial use.
² National Kidney Foundation, Key Statistics. Retrieved from: https://nkfs.org/about-us/key-statistics/
³ National Population Health Survey 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.moh.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider5/default-document-library/nphs-2020-survey-report.pdf