This is a summary of health facility statistics in Singapore, including the number of hospitals, beds and health care providers available.
Acute Hospitals 1
Centre-based Care Facilities5
Home Care Providers6
Home Palliative Care Providers7
Primary Care Facilities
► Public - Polyclinics
► Private - General Practioner Clinics
Public health facilities refer to those owned or controlled by a government unit or another public corporation (where control is defined as the ability to determine the general corporate policy).
Not-for-profit health facilities refer to those producing health goods and services, but are not permitted to be a source of income, profit or financial gain for the unit(s) that establish, control or finance them.
Private health facilities refer to those set up for the purpose of producing health goods and services and are capable of generating a profit or other financial gains for their owners.
A residential health facility providing more than one residential care service will be categorised based on its highest level of medical capability (LMC), provided the highest LMC beds make up at least 25 per cent of total bed capacity.For example, a health facility providing both community hospital and chronic sick services will be categorised as a 'Community Hospital' if its number of community hospital beds is at least 25 per cent of its total bed capacity.
1 Comprises both general hospitals and specialty centres (excluding Psychiatric Hospitals) with acute care inpatient facilities. - With effect from 2010, data include Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. - With effect from 2012, data include Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Fortis Colorectal Hospital (currently known as Concord International Hospital). - With effect from 2014, data include Farrer Park Hospital. - With effect from 2015, data include Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. - Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre ceased operations with effect from 2017.
2 With effect from 2011, data include Bright Vision Hospital. - With effect from 2015, data include Jurong Community Hospital and Yishun Community Hospital. - With effect from 2018, data include Sengkang Community Hospital. - With effect from 2019, data include Outram Community Hospital..
3 With effect from Apr 2011, the ownership of Bright Vision Hospital was transferred to Singapore Health Services (Public).
4 West Point Hospital closed in Dec 2015 and re-opened in Sep 2016. The hospital ceased operation wef Sep 2018.
5 'Inpatient Hospice Palliative Care Service (IHPCS)', which started on April 2020, has replaced the 'Inpatient Hospices'.
6 Centre-based Care Facilities refer to eldercare centres that provide Day Care, Dementia Day Care, Community Rehabilitation and/or Singapore Programme for Integrated Care of the Elderly (SPICE) services. Only includes facilities which are receiving subvention from MOH and/or are receiving referrals from AIC.
7 Home Care includes Home Medical and Home Nursing services. Only includes providers which are receiving subvention from MOH. A single provider operating multiple branches is only counted once.
8 Home Palliative Care includes Palliative Nursing, Palliative Medical and Psychosocial services. Only includes providers which are receiving subvention from MOH. A single provider operating multiple branches is only counted once.
9 Includes National Dental Centre. With effect from Mar 2010, data include dental clinic at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. With effect from Jun 2015, data include dental clinic at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
"-" - Nil or Negiligible
na - not available
Last updated on 7 May 2018
Related: Health Manpower Statistics in Singapore
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