Health City Novena
Since first being conceptualized back in 2010, it has undergone several consultations involving both the local community and stakeholders, but Health City Novena was finally given the official go ahead recently, when it was announced that the 17 hectare project is targeted to be completed by 2030. The first phase is scheduled to be finished by 2020, and maybe even as early as 2018.
What will be the island’s largest single healthcare complex, will incorporate and link Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), the medical school and all existing public and volunteer healthcare facilities. The area already boasts 250,000 square metres of healthcare services and facilities, but this will increase to 600,000 when the project is completed, and will incorporate 10 separate buildings. Bed capacity will increase by 60% for step down beds and 12% for acute care as a result of the developments.
The masterplan, unveiled jointly by the Ministry of Health, the National Healthcare Group and TTSH, outlined the ambitious plans, and took pains to stress that it wasn’t just about bricks and mortar. There are four key elements that each and every part of the project revolves around – Care, Continuous Learning & Innovation, Community and Connectivity.
The proposed development also includes plans for an Integrated Intermediate Care Hub (IICH). This will be comprised of a brand new community hospital adjacent and connected to both TTSH and Ren Ci Hospitals, and the Dover Park Hospice. The aim of this will be for seamless patient transfers as well as the coordination of care between the facilities.
Health City Novena will see all aspects of healthcare addressed, from acute to intermediate and long-term care, and will also provide a full range of holistic care for all those living in Singapore’s central region. This will go beyond those services traditionally seen as healthcare, and will comprise of a an entire ecosystem that stretches into, among other areas, public spaces, leisure facilities, education and research establishments, commercial enterprises and of course health services.
The scheme will also mean more resources to help facilitate the vital transition of patients from medical facilities back into the community and their homes. These include ambulatory and palliative care and rehabilitation.
A final development involves the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. This will not merely provide intensive care units and isolation wards for infected patients, but also a full range of support facilities such as laboratories, and will serve as a research and training centre to develop experience and expertise in this vital field of healthcare.
By carrying out these developments, with the aforementioned key elements at the core of all of them, it is hoped that it will become not just the most seamless, integrated and modern healthcare facility ever built, it will also be something that will benefit the whole of the community that it serves.
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