Jurong to get new health hub by 2025

A waiting area at Jurong Polyclinic, on April 30, 2019. The new polyclinic will be 2 1/2 times larger than the current one.
A waiting area at Jurong Polyclinic, on April 30, 2019. The new polyclinic will be 2 1/2 times larger than the current one. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

By 2025, Jurong will have a new health hub which integrates a new and bigger polyclinic with a 700-bed nursing home to improve the care of seniors, said Senior Minister of State for Health Lam Pin Min yesterday.

The polyclinic, which will be 2 1/2 times larger than the current one, will have wider corridors to allow easy wheelchair access, for instance.

The nursing home will be next to the new Jurong Polyclinic and will provide short-term care for the elderly, so that caregivers can have a break.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2019, with the headline 'Jurong to get new health hub by 2025'. Print Edition | Subscribe