18 January 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sengkang Health operates more hospital services for patients at Alexandra Hospital as Specialist Outpatient Clinics and other medical facilities reopen on 20 January 2016
Residents living in the vicinity of the Alexandra area can expect more hospital services and specialist care to be available at Alexandra Hospital (AH) as the hospital reopens its Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOC), operating theatres and other medical facilities on 20 January, 2016.
In the initial phase of its reopening in August 2015, medical services at AH were limited to inpatient care for stable patients only, supported by allied health services. With the completion of second phase renovations, the hospital will be equipped to support a larger suite of services from inpatient, outpatient to rehabilitative care across various medical specialties, including general medicine, general surgery and orthopaedic surgery. The medical facilities include more inpatient wards (including a few intensive care beds), operating theatres, diagnostic radiology, day surgery facilities, clinical laboratories and an endoscopy centre. For the list of services and specialties and details on making an appointment or rescheduling a given appointment at AH’s SOC, please refer to the infographics on Annex A (page 3).
However, there will be no emergency services. For emergency cases, the public are advised to visit the next nearest public hospitals, namely, the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National University Hospital. In 2nd quarter 2016, a 24-hour Acute Care Clinic will be available to cater to residents, particularly those living in the vicinity who walk in seeking acute medical care. The clinic will provide initial assessment, stabilisation, diagnostic evaluation and management of patients’ conditions. This includes basic blood and radiological investigations. If critical emergency care is required, transfers to SGH will be done promptly and appropriately to ensure delivery of optimal care. More details on the care services to be provided at the clinic will be furnished at a later stage.
“Our commitment to patients goes beyond rendering treatment for their illness. Every care journey is different. At AH, we are laying the foundation for a relationship-based care approach which forms the basis for the development of the Sengkang Health model of care. We take time to understand patients’ needs to ensure they receive the appropriate care. We hope the newly renovated AH with its lush greenery and tranquil surroundings offers patients a conducive environment for healing and recuperation,” said Prof Christopher Cheng, Chief Executive Officer,
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Sengkang Health (SKH) is building the Sengkang General and Community Hospitals, a 1,400-bed integrated hospital development. SKH envisions enriching the quality of life in the northeast by delivering holistic, informed and reassuring care in partnership with the community. We will work with the community to achieve better health together through pioneering a community compact in building an ecosystem for healthy living.