01 Dec '11, 3am

Sengkang Hospital set to open in 2018

SINGAPORE: The opening of the new general hospital in Sengkang is likely to be brought forward to 2018 from 2020, said Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong in his blog on Thursday. Mr Gan said this is part of plans to ease the current squeeze on the capacity of hospitals. He also said the Ministry of Health (MOH) is planning to open the hospital in phases to serve residents in north-eastern Singapore. MOH said that once the general hospital in Sengkang is built, its capabilities will be ramped up to better serve residents. The move has been welcomed by many. One member of the public said: "The fact that it is going to be brought forward is definitely better because we need a hospital here. That is probably the only thing we are missing right now." Another commented: "Normally, we go to Changi Hospital, which is quite far from here." A third noted: "Usually, we go to the polycl...

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