The redeveloped Yishun Polyclinic in Yishun Avenue 9 was officially launched last Saturday by Nee Soon GRC’s Member of Parliament, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam.
Other guests include Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong, as well as Nee Soon MP A/P Faishal Ibrahim, who is also Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Education, with fellow MP Louis Ng.
With a floor space of 8,700 sq m, the polyclinic is open to the public since July and sees about 1,800 patients daily.
Minister Shanmugam said the polyclinic has been an integral part of Nee Soon since 1998.
“I am heartened to see that the polyclinic has been redeveloped and relocated to cater to the changing and increasing healthcare needs of the community. It will complement the eco-system and network of other healthcare facilities in the area.”
For hospitals, there is KTPH and Yishun Community Hospital.
There is also a sizeable number of GPs and wellness and eldercare facilities, such as 3 Wellness ‘Kampungs’ that comprise a wellness centre and a nearby eldercare facility.
There are Kidney Dialysis Centres in Nee Soon South and Nee Soon Central, and Sree Narayana Mission Home is also Singapore’s first dementia go-to point.
Nee Soon also has a Diabetes Resource Centre as well as Senior Activity and Eldercare Centres, and TCM medical clinics.
Now, the new and bigger Yishun Polyclinic has expanded its range of services to better serve its patients as they go through different stages of life, such as more consultation rooms for childhood vaccinations and immunisation and developmental assessment.
With more space, its Women and Children’s Clinic can now accommodate close to 200 patients daily – about one-third more patients than before.
The polyclinic also offers physiotherapy service, in addition to podiatry services.
There are also more elderly and wheelchair friendly features such as wider consultation rooms and elevators.
Apart from Yishun Polyclinic, Nee Soon residents are also served by Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, and the upcoming Nee Soon Central Polyclinic in 2023 will further strengthen the healthcare eco-system in Nee Soon GRC.