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Inaugural Integrated Care Learning Symposium - SUSS Partners Healthcare and Social Sectors Players

SUSS is proud to present the inaugural Integrated Care Learning Symposium, which gathered over 400 attendees, including senior representatives from the healthcare and social sectors and industry partners, to facilitate knowledge exchange and best practices sharing to raise overall capabilities in delivering integrated care. Themed “Strengthening Capabilities for Integrated Care in a Super-aged Society,” this event was also graced by Guest-of-honour, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs.

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Education, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, giving his opening speech

We are honoured to have Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman witness the MOU signing ceremony between SUSS and seven major healthcare and social sector players, including the Agency for Integrated Care, Fei Yue Community Services, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore), National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd. The MOU signing also serves to formalise the commitment of these partners to collaborate effectively, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of care for those in need.

MOU signing between SUSS and the Agency for Integrated Care

MOU signing between SUSS and Fei Yue Community Services

MOU signing between SUSS and Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

MOU signing between SUSS and Lions Befrienders Singapore 

MOU signing between SUSS and National Healthcare Group

MOU signing between SUSS and National University Health System

MOU signing between SUSS and SingHealth

Singapore is set to attain “super-aged” status in 2026, and Professor Tan Tai Yong, SUSS President, shared that “With Singapore being one of the world’s fastest-ageing nations, the need for comprehensive, coordinated and patient-centric care for seniors has never been more critical. Through the symposium, we hope to lead the way in furthering discussion on tackling existing issues in integrated care and explore how we can better close current gaps. By tapping on SUSS’ expertise in workplace learning and gerontology, we hope to help develop talents and further advance the standard of Singapore’s integrated care sector to improve healthcare outcomes and quality of life for seniors.”

Professor Tan Tai Yong, SUSS President, giving his opening speech

This event also serves as a platform for key stakeholders to connect, exchange ideas, and foster potential collaborations through closed-door dialogue and sharing sessions. Representatives from each partner organisation shared their learnings across a variety of topics on healthcare and community care. The symposium also featured sharing by experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on active ageing and the application of the WHO Integrated Care Assessment for Older People (ICOPE) framework that aims to provide a person-centred health and social care approach towards optimising the functional abilities of seniors.

Dr Yuka Sumi, Acting Unit Head, Ageing and Health, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health & Ageing at World Health Organisation (WHO) sharing about the WHO ICOPE framework

SUSS's central role in this initiative underscores its commitment to partnering industries in addressing pressing social healthcare issues and driving change for the better. This event signifies the importance of unity and collaborative efforts in seeking a more inclusive and capable healthcare and social care ecosystem.

Group photo of Professor Tan Tai Yong (eighth from left), Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman (eighth from right), Mr Richard Eu, Pro-Chancellor (seventh from right) with all the MOU signees and witnesses

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