Top Hospitals in Singapore
It is essential to have a hospital nearby just in case of emergency. Ace Residences Balestier, Sims Avenue, and East Coast’s location is very convenient because most hospitals are 5 to 20 minutes away by car.
Here are some of the top hospitals in Singapore that have a wide variety of specialists, diagnostic and imaging services, and can accommodate a big number of patients.
1. Gleneagles Hospital
Location: 6A Napier Rd, Singapore 258500
Gleneagles hospital is located right next to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It consists of 10 wards with 258 beds including VIP suites, a one day surgery ward with 40 beds, an Intensive Care Unit with HDU (high dependency units) beds, a Neonatal ICU with 14 cots, and many more. They offer a wide range of specialists, diagnostic and imaging services such as a Diagnostic echocardiography (Doppler and colour Doppler) , an Electrocardiogram (ECG) , an Electroencephalogram (EEG), Computed tomography (CT) scan, Cardiovascular interventional services, Full field digital mammography, Contrast examinations, and many more. They specialize in oncology, cardiology, liver transplant, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology. Since 2006, Gleneagles Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an internationally recognized standard for patient and staff safety, thus reflecting the organization’s commitment towards quality healthcare.
When it comes to patient comfort and luxury appeal, Gleneagles is one of the more luxurious healthcare facilities in Asia. Patients are accommodated in spacious rooms with huge bathrooms and large LCD flatscreens. Single bedrooms come with their own telephone, Internet connection, DVD player, private nurse services, in-room minibar, massage, personal stylist, and even a celebratory cocktail party for 10 persons.
2. Mount Elizabeth
Location: 3 Mount Elizabeth, Hospital 228510 38 Irrawaddy Road
With over 30 years of existence, Mount Elizabeth hospital is the leading medical hub in the Asia Pacific. It consists of a diverse team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals. It has received the renowned Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation of quality care. The hospital specialises in cardiology, oncology, and neuroscience. In addition to this, it is also recognised as a multi-organ transplant specialty hospital. It is the first private hospital in Singapore to perform open heart surgery and to establish a nuclear medicine center. Because of its impeccable services, one of their high profile clients includes the Royal Family of Brunei. In fact, they built a Royal Suite in the hospital for their own use. It was later made available for use by other patients. Since this hospital is known globally, their staff understands multiple languages such as Bahasa Indonesia, Russian, and Malay.
3. National University Hospital
Location: 5 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119074
Established in 1985, the National University Hospital is considered as a tertiary hospital, clinical training center and research center for the medical and dental faculties of the National University of Singapore (NUS). It is the principal teaching hospital for the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine as well. NUH offers a wide range of specialties such as cardiology, obstetrics, oncology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, reconstructive microsurgery and many more. It consists of 1,160 beds and caters to more than 670,000 outpatients and 49,000 inpatients.
The hospital is also an excellent choice for foreign travellers seeking medical assistance. The hospital’s International Patient Liaison Center offers patients with flight reservations and visa applications, accommodation and ground transportation, direct admission co-ordination, treatment cost estimates, full liaison with third party insurers, language interpretation (Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, English, Russian, and Vietnamese), and outpatient medical appointments.
4. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Location: 1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital or NTFGH is named after Singaporean entrepreneur, Ng Teng Fong. It consists of 700 beds, and it is the first and only hospital to have an ICU with a high dependency unit. This is to deliver critical care in one location by one team and one standard of care. They offer a wide variety of clinical services, such as dentistry, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, haematology, general surgery, neurology, radiology, rehabilitation medicine, and many more. NTFGH is connected to the Jurong Community Hospital which features a mobility park that helps patients with their recovery.
The Green Mark Platinum NTFGH is part of Singapore’s first medical campus to combine continuing care from outpatient to post-acute care. Based on passive principles, the performance-based design supports resource efficiency, health, and well-being. Seventy percent of the facility is naturally ventilated, representing 82 percent of inpatient beds. Unlike its Singaporean peers, NTFGH provides every patient with an adjacent operable window, offering daylight and views.
Designed for environmental sustainability, NTFGH was designed to be as carbon-neutral as possible in the infrastructure, water and energy systems, and landscape features. They received the Green Mark Platinum Award by the Building Construction Authority of Singapore in 2013 for the following innovative features. The hospital’s internal hot water supply and energy for landscape lighting is provided by solar energy. The building uses 38 percent less energy than a typical Singaporean hospital and 69 percent less than a typical US hospital. It is estimated that the energy saved could power nearly 4,000 five-room HDB flats for a year, while the water saved could fill about 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
5. Raffles Hospital
Location: 585 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188770
Since 2008, Raffles Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission International. Also, as the first Asian member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Raffles Medical Group gets to collaborate and share resources with organisations across the world that hold a common commitment to improve the delivery of health care in their communities. Doctors at Raffles Medical Group, including those at Raffles Hospital, can access Mayo Clinic’s latest expertise, technology, tools, products and services to complement and augment their own; and in doing so, enhance the care they provide to patients, particularly those with complex medical conditions.
Raffles Hospital Specialist Centre is home to 16 specialist outpatient clinics, including the Breast Centre, Cancer Centre, Children Centre, Heart Centre, and Urology Centre. Here, more than 100 multi-disciplinary specialists work together to cater to patients’ specific healthcare needs. Patients and caregivers do not have to shuttle from one hospital to another if medical care for different issues is required. Case notes and medical records can be retrieved electronically by doctors across departments. The specialists work as a team, leveraging individual strengths, to provide patients with holistic care. You can be assured of medical services that are integrated, peer-reviewed and medically audited. At each specialist outpatient clinic, patients can consult a doctor, get treatment, collect medication and make appointments – all within the same centre. This way, your healthcare experience becomes an effortless and seamless one.