From modern lifestyles and demographic changes to the threat of epidemics and potential civil emergencies, healthcare policies, infrastructure and delivery must be able to respond to current and future healthcare needs.
In view of the increasing and ageing population, more resources will be channeled to specialist, ambulatory and intermediate care.
By 2030, healthcare space in Novena will have increased by 150%. Some 600,000 sqm of space will be used for learning, teaching and healing by then. Five new care buildings including a new national centre will be added to the precinct.
For optimal impact, the master plan has given due consideration to how each should be sited and linked vis-àvis the current buildings to optimise adjacency and synergy. The aim is to ensure that complementary functions can be aligned and provided holistically and conveniently.
National Centre for Infectious Diseases
Proposed National Skin Centre Building Extension and National Healthcare Group Headquarters
Proposed Integrated Intermediate Care Hub
Proposed Ambulatory Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital