The public hospitals and specialist centres in Singapore have been restructured by the government to be run as private companies but wholly owned by the government.
Patients may choose between varying degrees of subsidy. Means testing was introduced in Jan 2009 "as a way to focus limited resources for needy Singaporeans, by channeling it to those who need it most."
Government / Restructured Hospital Directory
National University Hospital is a 928-bed tertiary acute-care hospital - the only university hospital in Singapore, offering a comprehensive range of services across medical and surgical disciplines. It's strengths lie in Cardiac, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic and Gastroenterology services. NUH also runs a national Liver Transplant Programme.
Singapore General Hospital is the public sector's flagship hospital. Establised in 1821, SGH is oldest and largest acute tertiary hospital and national referral centre in Singapore. With 4 specialty centres (Singapore National Eye Centre, National Heart Centre, National Cancer Centre and National Dental Centre), all located on campus, patients have ready access to over 30 clinical specialties.
Alexandra Hospital is a 400-bed acute care general hospital offering patients the very best in personalised care. AH runs a Health for Life Centre, weight management clinics as well as specialist clinics in the different medical and surgical disciplines.
Changi General Hospital is a 790-bed acute hospital located in Eastern Singapore, just 10 minutes away from Changi International Airport. It offers a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services.
TTSH is the second largest acute care, 1200-bed, general hospital in Singapore. Its strengths are in Geriatric Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology. TTSH is also a major referral centre for Geriatric Medicine, General Surgery , Emergency Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gastroenterology, ENT and Orthopaedic Surgery.
KKH is the only integrated women's and children's hospital in Singapore, providing specialised care for women, children and babies, all under one roof. It is the major tertiary referral centre for High Risk Obstetrics, Gynaecological Oncology, Uro-gynaecology, Paediatric Oncology, Paediatric Surgeries and Paediatric Open-Heart Surgeries.
IMH is a 2,000 bed acute tertiary psychiatric hospital. It offers multi-disciplinary, holistic patient care in the areas of psychiatry, rehabilitation, and counselling, designed to meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults and elderly.
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital was opened in 2010, marking the beginning of an integrated healthcare hub in the north of Singapore. It offers a comprehensive range of medical services and specialties, including Geriatric Medicine, Diabetes Care, Weight Management, Dental Care, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Oncology, Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.