Up To 12 New Polyclinics In Singapore By 2030
Those who frequent local polyclinics will know that affordable healthcare and medicine often comes with a tiring wait in line to see the doctor.
Here’s what we have gleaned from the details released so far.
Do note that as official pictures of the Serangoon, Kaki Bukit & Tengah projects haven’t been released, we’ve included artist impressions of other locations for illustration purposes.
Largest polyclinic in Singapore opposite Nex
Singapore’s largest polyclinic will be heartland shopping complex Nex‘s new neighbour, easily accessible via train at Serangoon MRT station.
The massive clinic is described as an “integrated facility” that will see to the “healthcare needs” of residents in Braddell Heights.
3-in-1 health hub with a Kidney Dialysis Centre
Besides regular medical services, the Serangoon polytechnic facility will include the following:
- Active Ageing Hub
- Kidney Dialysis Centre
- Largest Polyclinic in Singapore
- General medical treatment
- Childhood immunisation
- Cancer screening
- Diagnostic services
Hopefully, the polyclinic’s central location will help ease congestion in nearby heartland districts, and offer more convenience for patients who have to make regular trips.
Up to 12 more polyclinics on the way by 2030
In the next decade, we can also expect up to 12 new polyclinics to pop up in these districts:
- Yew Tee
- Bukit Panjang
- Tampines North
Kaki Bukit and Tengah residents will be next in line to access their new polyclinics in 2025, probably to coincide with upcoming BTO estates in those areas.
A detailed list of the addresses and location pins of currently open polyclinics are available here.
Bukit Panjang Polyclinic
If all goes well, MOH’s Facebook post on 6 Mar, has primed Singaporeans to expect 6 new polyclinics by 2023 (Bukit Panjang, Eunos, Kallang, Khatib, Sembawang & Tampines North and 2 new polyclinics (Serangoon & Tengah) by 2025.
Will more polyclinics help improve medical care?
In the years to come, we’re glad that more efforts have been directed at ensuring affordable healthcare remains accessible for all residents, regardless of where they live in Singapore.
Do you think the new facilities will help ease congestion and the long lines associated with polyclinic visits? Which neighbourhoods need new polyclinics too?
We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Featured image adapted from Ministry of Health on Facebook.