Building Ng Teng Fong General Hospital from Ground Up
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is part of Jurong Health Services. Slated to open in 2014, the 700-bed acute hospital will be twinned with a 400-bed community hospital to provide patients with holistic and integrated care.
Conveniently located within walking distance from the Jurong East MRT and Jurong East Bus Interchange, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital will be collaborating closely with other healthcare partners including primary care providers such as General Practitioners and polyclinics, hospitals, long term care providers and voluntary welfare organisations.
The Hospital Planning Department
Hospital Planning is a unique department set up specifically to oversee and coordinate the design and construction of our new regional hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, that caters to fast medicine. Working closely with the end users (doctors, nurses, allied health and administrators from the hospital), Hospital Planning will be the key driver working in close collaboration with the Architects and Medical Planners to plan and design our new hospital building.
A design competition held in mid 2009 saw many exciting entries from local and international architects. The competition was a platform to select the best building consultant/architect as the main Consultant and we were on the lookout for an organisation which understands the complexity of a healthcare building with sensitivity to the needs of a patient. CPG Consultants, HOK (USA) and Studio 505 (Australia) submitted the winning design, which incorporated features like:
A Window For Every Patient.
- A window for every patient - to improve lighting, ventilation and external views for the patient.
- Healing environment - to incorporate natural and outdoor views through the window next to every bed. This would create a calming and restful environment which would help in the healing process of the patient.
- Sense of connection with the Community - integrated community space within the hospital with the facilities and parks nearby.
We have since conducted many workshops with the architects to revise the design specifications as well as the general massing of the buildings. In the planning of these features, our CEO's vision of the hospital remains as the focal point:
The Patient is our focus
Patients will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. We will treat our staff likewise so that they can be expected to extend the same care towards our patients.
Patient care will be integrated and holistic
The whole continuum of patient care will be coordinated and integrated, within the hospital and across the healthcare continuum (with Academic Medical Clusters, other hospitals and across step-down and primary care settings). Our focus would be on the "individual" within the patient; not just body parts or symptoms.
The hospital as a conducive innovation and research milieu
Staff are engaged in inquiry and research to continuously enhance medical care and patient experience. We will partner others to bring experimental clinical innovations for patient's benefits.
A rich training ground for the next generation of healthcare providers
Ensure a systematic and integrated curriculum for medical and healthcare professionals.
A commitment to build a healthcare institution for generations to come