Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said the next public hospital to be built after 2020 will be in northern Singapore, but added that the exact location has yet to be decided.
SINGAPORE: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Sunday said the next public hospital to be built after 2020 will be in northern Singapore.
He added the exact location has yet to be decided and demographic needs will be factored into the decision.
Mr Gan said the Health Ministry is studying sites in several areas, and one of them is Woodlands.
Mr Gan was speaking on the sidelines of the ground-breaking ceremony for Sengkang General and Community Hospitals, which are slated to be ready by 2018.
The hospitals are part of the Health Ministry’s Healthcare Master Plan, which aims to add 4,100 hospital beds in Singapore by 2020.
In addition to the existing acute hospitals, the government plans to build four new acute hospitals between 2020 and 2030.
The Health Ministry is studying the exact location with land agencies, taking into account land use plans, with Woodlands being a possible site.
Mr Gan said: “It will also take into account the demographic pattern, and beyond 2020 is still some time to go, so we will