Monday, November 13, 2017

Spread specialised facilities across Singapore

The government build many of the specialised facilities in the compound of the Singapore General Hospital.

This is a bad arrangement. It is quite difficult for patients to visit the eye center, cancer center, heart center, dental center and other specialised facilities.

They should have spread them all over the island and put them close to MRT stations or bus stops.

Why do these specialised facilities need to be in the same compound? The only benefit is probably that the doctors can meet each other for lunch.

For the patients, it is a long walk from the Outram MRT stations or the bus stops to the specialised facilities.

Although they have a shuttle service, the shuttle bus has to visit the various specialised service before arriving at the MRT station. The signs to the shuttle bus stops are not prominent.


Yujuan said...

Dun agree with Mr. Tan here.
Cancer attacks various parts of the body.
You have mouth, tongue, heart, kidney cancers, etc., Doctors at Govt hospitals are so overworked they can't have leisurely lunches, and having various specialists under one roof facilities inter Dept consultations among various doctors. This reaps benefits to patients instead of being bumped around specialists island wide.

Kin Lian Tan said...

All the cancers are already in one center. Why should the cancer center be next to the heart center?

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