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Patients can choose to transfer between ward classes during their stay. Upgrading or downgrading of ward classes will depend on bed availability.

Ward upgrade

  • Patient pays the higher rate from the date of transfer. A deposit may be required
  • All other charges such as surgery, investigation, and medication (except ward charges) are recomputed to the higher rate from the date of admission
  • Subsequent outpatient follow-up treatment will be at non-subsidized rates, and patients will be allowed to choose their specialist

Ward downgrade

  • Patients who choose to downgrade from non-subsidized to subsidized wards will have to go through Means Testing. This is applicable for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Upon downgrading of ward class, subsequent charges relating to ward, surgery, investigation and medication will be adjusted with effect from the date of transfer
  • Subsequent outpatient follow-up will be at the subsidized rate. Patients will not be allowed to choose their specialist

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