In this interview, Liak Teng Lit, Group Chief Executive Officer at Alexandra Health System, shares his thoughts on the challenges faced by the healthcare systems in Singapore. The growing population of seniors in this country struggle with heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. Healthcare professionals like Liak suggest changes must take place to continue to provide efficient, high quality healthcare for all Singaporeans.
Liak explains the design thinking behind healthcare facilities like those Alexandra Health System manages in the north of Singapore. The goal is to enable citizens to maintain a healthy sense of wellbeing even as they age. He states that healthy habits like diet and exercise can prevent hospitalization and even minor decisions can improve seniors’ health.