Building comprises an Elective Care Centre housing specialist outpatient clinics, operating theatres, and inpatient beds, as well as the new National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) facility which is equipped with digital dentistry capabilities and research & education facilities
Located next to Outram Park MRT station and closer to main public transport nodes for better accessibility
The SGH Elective Care Centre and National Dental Centre Singapore Building is the first component of the future SGH Complex
Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and Ministry of Health officiated the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Singapore General Hospital Elective Care Centre (SGH ECC) and National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) building at the SGH Campus today. Slated to be ready in 2026, the SGH ECC and NDCS building will consolidate outpatient care, elective surgical services and dental services to meet growing healthcare needs. It will be located right next to Outram Park MRT station to allow easy access for patients and visitors.
Professor Ivy Ng, Group CEO, SingHealth, said, "The new SGH Elective Care Centre and National Dental Centre Singapore will house dedicated facilities and consolidate clinical services for elective surgical and dental services. This is part of our strategic plans to co-locate institutions and services for better coordination and integration of patient care, and to deliver value-driven models of care for improved clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness.
When completed in 2026, the building will bring us a step closer to achieving our vision of 'One Campus, One System' to deliver seamless, quality care for our patients."
To optimise the delivery of care to patients and to improve accessibility, the new SGH ECC is designed as an integrated facility for scheduled surgeries for disciplines such as Orthopaedics, Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck, and Breast surgeries. It is expected to perform a significant portion of surgeries in SGH Campus.
The SGH ECC and NDCS building is the first component of the future SGH Complex. It will be well-connected to the other four national specialty centres as well as Outram Community Hospital located on the SGH Campus. This enhanced connectivity ensures that patients, especially those with multiple co-morbidities, can conveniently access their care needs across a wide range of specialties within the Campus.
With a focus on Value-Driven Care, SGH and SingHealth are continuously looking at innovative ways to improve care delivery. The SGH ECC will offer new opportunities for SGH and SingHealth to pilot new care models and innovate so as to ensure cost-efficiency and better care outcomes for patients.
Designed with the "Future Dental Journey" in mind, the new NDCS facility will integrate digital dentistry into its services to improve care delivery and clinical outcomes, and enhance the patient experience. The use of digital imaging tools, such as intra-oral scanning, will allow for direct optical impressions, higher diagnostic accuracy and increased patient comfort. The use of 3D surgical planning, such as for complex restorative procedures, will allow dental surgeons to work with greater precision, while 3D printing of dental applications, such as metal-based dentures, will allow faster turnaround time and better fit for patients.
The co-location of NDCS with the SGH ECC will facilitate the co-management of patients with complex conditions such as head and neck cancer patients requiring maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation following surgery and patients undergoing corrective jaw surgery to correct facial disproportion, structural facial asymmetry or obstructive sleep apnoea.
As a national dental specialty centre, NDCS provides a comprehensive spectrum of dental services to manage the needs of patients across the lifespan, including the geriatric population and patients with special needs and complex medical conditions. The Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic in NDCS is expected to see an increase in patients by 2025. To meet the needs of a growing ageing population, the new NDCS will see an expansion of facilities to cater to elderly patients.
The new building will also house training facilities that facilitate team-based training to hone the clinical skills of oral health professionals. There will also be a dedicated laboratory space for the National Dental Research Institute Singapore. The co-location of clinical services and research facilities will allow for synergy and optimisation of resources to provide the public with better access to oral healthcare and bring about more integrated research to meet Singapore's future demands of oral health.
Since the announcement of the
SGH Campus Master Plan by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2016, the SGH Campus has been undergoing major development to enhance facilities and increase capacity for growing healthcare needs. The
Outram Community Hospital started operations in late 2019, and the construction of the
new Emergency Medicine and National Cancer Centre Singapore buildings is making good progress. Both buildings are slated to open within the next three years.