New medical centre at Changi General Hospital to provide specialist outpatient care for complex conditions
Construction of Changi General Hospital's new $220 million Medical Centre has officially begun after its groundbreaking ceremony today.
To be completed in 2017, the new facility will add more than 130 consultation rooms to the hospital and provide specialist outpatient care for complex medical conditions.
The new Medical Centre aims to provide greater convenience for patients by facilitating multi-specialty consultation.
A primary doctor will collaborate with team of multiple specialists, nurses and allied health professionals, to come up with an integrated care plan to suit a patient's specific healthcare needs.
This will help avoid confusion for patients who are receiving treatment from several doctors for multiple conditions.
It will also have a dedicated Training Wing, to enhance CGH's teaching capabilities for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong says the government is increasing capacity across all healthcare facilities as part of the Healthcare 2020 plan.
He adds that care models also need to be transformed and integrated, so that the delivery of healthcare can be more effective and patient-centric.
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