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New family clinic in Serangoon a boon for elderly

Published on May 23, 2014 11:53 PM

SINGAPORE - At the new Unity Family Medicine Clinic in Serangoon, elderly patients requiring physiotherapy need just go next door.

The clinic, which was officially opened yesterday, is next to an eldercare facility - meaning some patients will have to travel shorter distances for treatment.

Its founders hope the clinic's heartland location will draw patients who might think twice about visiting the doctor.

"The objective is to bring affordable and quality health-care services closer to the community, particularly for the elderly with chronic diseases," said Mr Tan Suee Chieh, group chief executive of NTUC Enterprise.

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