The Straits Times
Published on Sep 25, 2012

MOH to proceed with nursing home in Bishan

It found 5 suggested alternative sites unfeasible but will tweak design


The Ministry of Health (MOH) will go ahead to build a nursing home in Bishan Street 13, after taking four months to study alternative sites suggested by residents.

It has also tweaked the design of the home in response to their feedback, and will continue to engage residents while it develops the proposed design.

Construction of the 260-bed Lions Home for the Elders is expected to begin early next year and be completed by end-2014. Residents objected when they were told of the planned development in May.

On Monday, MOH said it has been working with the MP, grassroots leaders and residents since then to address their concerns.