Sengkang General Hospital

Sengkang General Hospital (abbreviation: SKH) is one of Singapore's public hospitals. The 1000-bed hospital opened its doors on 18 August 2018 and serves mainly the population of northeast Singapore, in particular Sengkang, Punggol, Hougang and Pasir Ris.[1]The hospital is managed by Sengkang Health.[2]

Sengkang General Hospital
盛港综合医院 (Chinese)
Hospital Besar Sengkang (Malay)
செங்காங் பொது மருத்துவமனை (Tamil)
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Sengkang General Hospital
Geography
Location110 Sengkang East Way, Singapore 544886, Singapore
Coordinates1°23′44″N 103°53′36″E / 1.3955°N 103.8934°E / 1.3955; 103.8934Coordinates: 1°23′44″N 103°53′36″E / 1.3955°N 103.8934°E / 1.3955; 103.8934
Organisation
FundingPublic hospital
TypeDistrict General
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds1000
History
Opened18 August 2018; 4 years ago (2018-08-18)
Links
Websitewww.skh.com.sg
ListsHospitals in Singapore

Offering general hospital services with community-based care, the hospitals are part of Singapore's master plan in providing quality and accessible healthcare to all Singaporeans. The Sengkang General Hospital also partners with primary care physicians, polyclinics and intermediate and long-term care providers to offer more community-based care for the residents of northeast Singapore.

HistoryEdit

The Sengkang General Hospital was first announced by the then-Minister for Health Mr Khaw Boon Wan during the Committee of Supply (COS) speech in 2011.[3] The hospital is built by Penta Ocean.[4]

The initial planned date of completion was 2020 but in December 2011, Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong announced that the completion date will be moved forward by 2 years to 2018.[5] On 27 October 2013, the hospital held its ground-breaking ceremony.[6][7]

The official opening of Sengkang General Hospital was held on 23 March 2019.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ hermesauto (11 August 2018). "Sengkang General Hospital to open on Aug 18".
  2. ^ 陈劲禾 (4 June 2017). "盛港新医院料明年下半年如期启用 增添1400个床位" (in Chinese (Singapore)). 联合早报 Lianhe Zaobao. Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  3. ^ Khaw Boon Wan (4 March 2011). "Committee of Supply 2011: Wisdom, realism and humanity". Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Penta-Ocean wins major contract for Singapore hospital". Nikkei Asia. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Health Matters: Bring Sengkang hospital from 2020 to 2018". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Work begins on new general hospital in Sengkang". The Straits Times. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Sengkang General and Community Hospitals and will add 1,400 beds to national healthcare system when completed in 2018". TODAY. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Official Opening of Sengkang Hospital Campus". PMO. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.

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