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New hospital in Jurong will not open in December as planned - delayed by six months

Published on Aug 17, 2014 10:07 PM
 
The exterior of the Ng Teng Fong hospital in Jurong that is still under construction. The 700-bed hospital in Jurong is pushing back its opening by six months because construction cannot be completed on time. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

SINGAPORE - The 700-bed hospital in Jurong is pushing back its opening by six months because construction cannot be completed on time.

The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), due to open at the end of this year, is now slated to open in the middle of next year.

Both chairman Lim Yong Wah and chief executive Foo Hee Jug expressed their regret and disappointment at the delay.

Singapore is facing a massive bed crunch, which the new hospital was expected to ease.

 
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