12-Aug-18, The Straits Times

Singapore’s biggest new hospital with 1,000 beds opened on 18-Aug-18. Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) will bump up the number of public-sector acute beds from just over 8,600 now. Another public general hospital is due to open in Woodlands in 2022. 

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Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said "The Government has been building more healthcare facilities across various sectors to meet... growing demand. Since 2011, we have added 1,700 acute hospital beds and 1,200 community hospital beds."

Singapore faced a massive bed-crunch in 2013-14 when patients had to be housed along corridors and in converted carpark areas, as public hospitals struggled with full occupancy.

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