NKF Opens Singapore’s First
24-Hour Dialysis Centre

Our newest dialysis centre in Jurong West started offering nocturnal dialysis, the first-of-its-kind in Singapore. The new nocturnal shift, from 10pm to 6am, benefits patients who require longer hours of dialysis. Each session lasts 6 to 8 hours compared to the usual 4 hours. The Centre can serve up to 164 patients.

Left: The Sirivadhanabhakdi Family (who donated $2.2 million for the Centre’s establishment) with
NKF CEO, Mr Edmund Kwok
Right: DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam (who officially opened the Centre on 29 March 2016) with NKF Chairman, Mr Koh Poh Tiong

The Government will also continue to work with the public healthcare institutions, VWOs such as NKF, and other community partners, to ensure that healthcare is accessible and affordable
to all.

Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies,
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam

The longer sessions are safer for my heart and make me have a better appetite. I can also spend more time looking after my grandchildren in
the day.

Madam Rafiah Aspagi,
who is on nocturnal dialysis

The mission of NKF is very clear - to enable the poor in our society a chance for dialysis.

NKF Chairman, Mr Koh Poh Tiong

People like me, we are very busy in the day. I have classes in the afternoon and evening, so I prefer doing dialysis at night...The chairs are comfortable. At night when dialysis starts, I just relax and go to sleep.

Mr Manimaran Thorasamy, dance choreographer who also teaches Indian classical and folk dance in schools
Better Medical Outcomes Through Noturnal Dialysis
A LESS restrictive diet

LESS use of

This is because longer dialysis removes toxic wastes and fluids at a much
slower rate which improves the
clearance of toxins
  This is because of better
control of blood pressure and
phosphate levels
Gentler on the heart, reducing the risk
of heart attacks
Greater flexibility to cater to work schedules