Hospitals in Singapore – options abound

Healthcare is an important part of Singapore’s economy and overall set-up and this is evident from the sheer volume and variety of hospitals in Singapore.

One of the major names in this regard is Alexandra Hospital – it is situated in south-western part of the city and is equipped with 400 beds. It occupies almost 110,000 sqaure meters. Built during the later half of 1930s the hospital was reduced to shambles during the Second World War.

Communicable Disease Center is located at Moulmein Road, Novena. It is presently a part of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, which is situated nearby. It is basically used to tend to patients who suffer from communicable and potentially fatal ailments like SARS.

Adam Road Hospital is among the leading psychiatric hospitals of Singapore that are privately owned. The hospital has a wide range of professionals to deal with these issues – psychiatrists, counselors, clinical psychologists, family therapists, occupational psychologists, marriage therapists, psychotherapists and sex therapists.

Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital and Camden Medical Centre are regarded as some of the prominent Singaporean hospitals with private ownership. Changi General Hospital is the biggest of its kind in eastern Singapore – it was officially inaugurated on 28th March 1998 and created after the merging of Toa Payoh Hospital and Changi Hospital.

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospitals is at present the biggest of its kind in the South Asian nation when it comes to healthcare services for children and women. It started out in 1858 with 30 beds and primarily dealt in maternity services but presently has 827 beds.

The hospital has also expanded its operations to include obstetric, neonatology, gynecology and pediatric services. It also has immense significance as it is the birthplace of more than 50 percent of the national population.

National University Hospital was set up during 1985 and is the only one of its kind in the country. It operates as a clinical training set up in addition to being a tertiary hospital. It also doubles up as a dental and medical faculty for National University of Singapore.

John Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre is a part of the National Healthcare Group of Singapore. It is situated within Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was inaugurated during 2000. Outside USA it is the sole facility, which is maintained and owned by John Hopkins Medicine International.

Parkway East Hospital is situated in Telok Kurau and is fitted with 123 beds. It was inaugurated by Dr. Charles Joseph Pemberton-Paglar during the 1930s and was named Paglar Maternity and Nursing Home to start with.