The Straits Times
Published on Sep 13, 2012

2 new medical centres to open here next year

NUH facility, expanded heart centre to focus on chronic diseases of the elderly


Health-care facilities in the pipeline are progressing on schedule, with two new buildings to open as early as next year.

The National University Hospital (NUH) Medical Centre and an expanded National Heart Centre will start operations in the second half of next year, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Wednesday.

Also, Yishun Polyclinic will move to a temporary building - now being constructed - behind Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun Central 1 by the year end. The polyclinic, now at the junction of Yishun Central and Yishun Street 61, will make way for theYishun Community Hospital, which will be completed by 2015.

Talks are ongoing to fix a permanent site for the polyclinic, Mr Gan told reporters on the sidelines of a health conference at Resorts World Sentosa yesterday. "We want to be careful in selecting the location, to make sure that it serves the residents well."