04 Mar '11, 2pm

Jurong General Hospital will be renamed the Ng Teng Fong Hospital

JURONG General Hospital will be renamed the Ng Teng Fong Hospital after the family of the late property tycoon donated $125 million to the hospital slated to open in 2014. Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced the name change in Parliament on Friday and called the donation a 'big boost to our effort to provide high quality healthcare for Singaporeans living in the west'. The hospital is fully funded by the Government but private donations provide additional assistance to needy patients, besides funding other worthy services, he said. The 700-bed hospital is the first regional hospital in Singapore to be integrated with a community hospital - the 286-bed Jurong Community Hospital - right from the start. Mr Foo Hee Jug, chief executive of JurongHealth, which runs the two hospitals, said the donation will be used to set up the JurongHealth Fund to support needy patients, st...

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