The National University Health System (NUHS) was established in January 2008. A joint venture between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and MOH Holdings, the NUHS groups the National University Hospital and the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry under a common governance structure to create synergies to advance its tripartite mission of excellence in clinical care, translational clinical research and education. These include training healthcare providers and scientists while conducting research that focuses on bringing solutions to major healthcare challenges faced by Singaporeans.
The comprehensive infrastructure on the Kent Ridge campus is being developed to include extensive research and education facilities. These will be housed within the upcoming Centre for Translational Medicine building, as well as an academic medicine building that will be home to a number of specialist outpatient clinics. Together with a new building for the Faculty of Dentistry and two national centres for cancer and cardiovascular medicine, the campus development programme will enable the NUHS to fulfill its mission.