Singapore health minister: New hospital in Tengah by early 2030s; public hospitals to add 4,000 beds over next six years

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A view of Tengah Boulevard on Feb 1, 2024. — TODAY pic

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Wednesday, 06 Mar 2024 12:20 PM MYT

SINGAPORE, March 6 — A new integrated general and community hospital will be built in Tengah Town by the early 2030s, as part of plans to address Singapore’s hospital capacity crunch, said Minister for Health Ong Ye Kung.

Speaking in Parliament today (March 6) during a debate on his ministry’s budget, Mr Ong added that the Ministry of Health (MOH) will also be increasing public hospital capacity by about 4,000 beds from now to 2030 to meet the needs of the population.

In a separate factsheet shared with the media, MOH said it had commenced planning for the new hospital in Tengah to serve the growing population in the western region of Singapore.

The new Tengah hospital will “best complement current hospitals in the west”, said Mr Ong. These include Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital.

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On why Tengah was chosen as the location, Mr Ong added: “We have just completed one in the north, Woodlands Health, are building another in the east, and expanding SGH (Singapore General Hospital) in the central region. So, the next new public hospital should be in the west.”

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