16 Oct '11, 11am

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital expands to meet ageing population needs

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital expands to meet ageing population needs

SINGAPORE: One of Singapore's oldest hospitals is making a significant move to become Singapore's largest nursing home operator. The Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital will increase in-patient capacity from its current 400 beds to 600. From the early days of caring for the poor and needy in the Cantonese community, the 101-year-old hospital now serves thousands of elderly patients of all races in intermediate and long-term care. The hospital was founded in 1910 by a group of leading Cantonese immigrants from Guangdong. On 11 March 1973, the hospital's constitution was amended to admit in-patients from all ethnic groups. By 2030, one in five Singaporeans will be 65 and older - so it's time to focus on geriatric services. The hospital plans to add 200 beds to prepare for this spike in demand. It has about 360 in-patients. Its Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre alone sees more than 3,5...

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