Healthcare Hub of the North

Nee Soon is the healthcare hub of the North. We have two hospitals and a network of wellness centres and health facilities- see the map to locate the one closest to you. Hospitals and Polyclinics Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Yishun Community Hospital complement each other. KTPH provides general acute care, while YCH helps patients recuperate. KTPH and YCH. (Photo: flickr/ eustaquio. Used under Creative Commons license) They are both “hospitals in gardens”, with thriving rooftop gardens where they grow vegetables for their patients.....

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Fire alarms for rental flats and speeding at Yishun

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 20 Mar 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Health (a) how many senior citizens currently suffer from incontinence; (b) what is the average cost to treat this illness; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider providing more subsidies for incontinence treatment so as to enable more senior citizens to seek treatment early. Answer 2. Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) when will work begin on the installation of smoke and fire alarms for HDB rental flats;....

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Skillset for Taking Care of Seniors

Kwek Hian Chuan Henry COS Cut for MOH 1. In my recent private member motion on senior policy, I noted that MOH has embarked on arguably one of the fastest expansion in healthcare spending among developed countries. 2. In a few short years, we have ramped up considerable infrastructure. 3. However, effective healthcare, especially to meet our aging population, requires a well-trained healthcare workforce. 4. This proper training is especially important, given that we are also transforming the way we deliver healthcare services –....

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Waiting time for cancer scans & dental treatment

Parliamentary Questions Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 8 May 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the Ministry doing to reduce the waiting time for dental treatment at polyclinics; (b) whether appointments for diagnosis and treatment can be made together with closer intervals; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider getting private practitioners onboard to relieve the manpower shortage. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the average waiting time for a patient who is suspected of suffering from cancer to get a scan at the Government hospitals;....

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