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Radlife66
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Sengkang General Hospital & Sengkang Community Hospital. Reply with quote

Anyone any idea where will be the location?

i heard it's going to be somewhere the size of AH (Alexander Hosp)...400+ bed...

interesting...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read somewhere it will only be ready in 2017, but yup, still interesting to know where it will be. It was in the news recently that the land has already been set aside. There is no mention whatsoever exactly where it will be, but I won't be surprised if it will eventually end up somewhere near the present "Buangkok Green Medical Park".


Today, 26 Sep 2007
A $2-BILLION INJECTION - MOH's 10-year plan to beef up health infrastructure
by Tan Hui Leng

THE strains are already beginning to show the seasonal shortage of hospital beds, a heart centre "bursting at its seam".

The obvious solution is to build more facilities, but how do you decide how many more are needed, when the influx of immigrants makes population trends hard to predict? As Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan put it, in the next 10 years, there could be as many as 5.5 million residents here, "with a high probability of overshooting the target" and going by the previous decade's pattern, growth would be largely influenced by immigration.

As such, the Government will pour more than $2 billion over the next decade into "big-ticket" healthcare infrastructure items, announced Mr Khaw yesterday, as he unveiled the Ministry of Health's (MOH) 10-year plan. But such unpredictability in immigration trends, coupled with "the long lead time in putting up a hospital or training a medical specialist" made it "a real challenge to get our healthcare infrastructure and manpower projections right", he said. "When we underestimate demand, the result is over-crowding at hospitals as we now experience at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. If we overestimate demand and oversupply, we end up with under-utilised assets, a costly outcome. "Between the two, I prefer to under-supply than to over-supply, as this will put pressure on ourselves to intensify usage and minimise over-consumption," said Mr Khaw at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Singapore General Hospital's (SGH) new Pathology Building.

Thus setting out his approach, Mr Khaw went on to elaborate development plans. Even now, sites at younger estates such as Woodlands and Sengkang are being reserved for a general hospital and other facilities, for when the population exceeds 5.5 million. Rebuilding may also be in the works for SGH and the National University Hospital, post 2015.

Meanwhile, to meet demand in the north, the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital with 557 beds will open in 2010. Another general hospital in the west is being planned to be opened "before 2015", with up to 600 beds while Alexandra Hospital will continue operating meanwhile. Details of the masterplan followed Mr Khaw's announcement last Friday that a second heart centre and second cancer centre would be built, while the existing National Heart Centre would be rebuilt and redesignated.

Beyond tending to Singaporeans' physical health, a National Addiction Management Centre will be set up to deal with issues such as problem gambling and synthetic drugs.

Meanwhile, the Communicable Diseases Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital will be consolidated, as an "urgent piece of infrastructure" in the age of bioterrorism and a potential global flu pandemic. It will house a National Public Health Laboratory and an Infectious Diseases Research Centre. Also part of the masterplan are more support facilities, research and teaching facilities and IT infrastructure.

With a greying population, primary and step-down care facilities will be expanded Queenstown Polyclinic, for example, is being rebuilt with more capacity. But all this infrastructure growth will mean a higher operating budget to be borne by government, employers and patients. Means-testing will reinforce the principle that those who can afford to, should shoulder a heavier burden. Even so, as total costs go up, patients will have to fork out more which is why it is important that "we only spend on what is necessary", stressed Mr Khaw.

With healthcare eating into a worryingly bigger share of gross domestic product (GDP), in countries such as the United States, Japan and South Korea, Mr Khaw emphasised the need to arrest costs the $2 billion expenditure notwithstanding. Singapore's healthcare expenditure is 4 per cent of GDP, up from 3 per cent 10 years ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Pel had mentioned, the location is probably next to that clusters at the junction of Buangkok Green/Buangkok Drive (where Buangkok Drive is extended to Yio Chu Kang Road).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopefully is not beside the buangkok MRT station.......
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking forward for it
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicholas wrote:
hopefully is not beside the buangkok MRT station.......


Not too near is good.... Nod
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is, it will be located just opposite the Sengkang Mosque, closer/next/annexed to the Buangkok Green Medical Park to integrate with the required utilities for medical purposes. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RN53 wrote:
My guess is, it will be located just opposite the Sengkang Mosque, closer/next/annexed to the Buangkok Green Medical Park to integrate with the required utilities for medical purposes. Smile


Nod Uncle has exactly the same thought as me Nod

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2017 is still long time away
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beng wrote:
2017 is still long time away

1 year = 365 days, 7 years = 2557 days only.......... it would arrive in no time at all. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: New hospital will most likely be in Punggol, Sengkang area Reply with quote

TODAY, 7 October 2010
New Hospital Will Most Likely Be In Punggol, Sengkang Area
by Vimita Mohandas

A new hospital would most likely be built in the north-east, according to Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

Punggol 21 is among the sites that have been suggested, he said yesterday.

The new general hospital would likely be built in the second half of the decade to serve the expanding population living in the north-east. While it is not yet a firm commitment, he said it is inevitable, given the expanding population.

Mr Khaw hinted it would be located near an MRT station as access to public transportation was essential for patients.

He said: "Punggol 21 is expanding ... In the north-east, it is really the Sengkang and Punggol area because the population in the future will be quite significant."

Speaking at a healthcare quality improvement conference, he also said the ground-breaking for the new Jurong General Hospital will take place next month. It will open before 2015 to serve the residents living in the west.

Turning to the issue of quality improvement, Mr Khaw said the healthcare industry can adapt proven strategies from other sectors like engineering to ensure that patients always receive care that is appropriate and delivered correctly.

This means processes such as standardisation, documentation, measurement and quality control should be in place.

He noted that most hospitals are also now accredited with the United States Joint Commission International (JCI), signifying they are part of a global movement in search of better quality and safety solutions to benefit patients.

Mr Khaw urged the hospitals to participate in the work of the commission and similar agencies, to help co-develop practical solutions and to learn from others.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lucky my house not near to MRT ..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so it is either sengkang MRT station or Buangkok MRT

hmm... given the only plot of land that is current ly vacant infront of compasspoint...is quite small ...think Buangkok has a high chance Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeny wrote:
so it is either sengkang MRT station or Buangkok MRT

hmm... given the only plot of land that is current ly vacant infront of compasspoint...is quite small ...think Buangkok has a high chance Very Happy Very Happy


ok . as long dun come near to my place ..

ideally .. a flat shouldn't near to hosptial or temple ... YING QI too heavy liao.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chubby wrote:
Zeny wrote:
so it is either sengkang MRT station or Buangkok MRT

hmm... given the only plot of land that is current ly vacant infront of compasspoint...is quite small ...think Buangkok has a high chance Very Happy Very Happy


ok . as long dun come near to my place ..

ideally .. a flat shouldn't near to hosptial or temple ... YING QI too heavy liao.


yah too many "dead" pple ..actually they can build it near banyan/angsana resort wat... hospital nearby each other just nice wat :P

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