NUH Medical Centre is convenient, one-stop facility

The new National University Hospital (NUH) Medical Centre was officially opened on April 21, 2014, and it offers patients greater convenience when seeking treatment. -- FILE PHOTO: KNIGHT FRANK 
The new National University Hospital (NUH) Medical Centre was officially opened on April 21, 2014, and it offers patients greater convenience when seeking treatment. -- FILE PHOTO: KNIGHT FRANK 

The new National University Hospital (NUH) Medical Centre was officially opened on Monday morning, and it offers patients greater convenience when seeking treatment.

The 19-storey centre caters mainly to patients undergoing outpatient procedures. Located just above Kent Ridge MRT station, it houses facilities like specialist outpatient clinics and day surgery operating theatres.

NUH chief executive officer Joe Sim said a key consideration in the centre's design was to "provide one-stop care wherever possible".

Previously, he said, a patient would have had to walk from building to building to have all the necessary tests and consultations done.

"With our new one-stop centre, consultation, treatment, counselling and imaging services are all done under one roof," said adjunct Associate Professor Sim.

The centre has been in operation since July last year, and has seen more than 120,000 patients to date.