Except for emergency cases, patients are admitted to Singapore General Hospital only on recommendation from their medical specialist from the Specialist Outpatient Clinic. Once a date for admission is confirmed, patients are accommodated and register themselves for their desired accommodation class.
Pre-Admission Testing Centre
Block 3 Level 1
Monday to Friday : 8.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday : 8.00am to 12.30pm
Sunday & Public Holidays : Closed
Patients who are scheduled for admission (elective admission) by their medical specialist from the Specialist Outpatient Clinic are requested to report to the Admissions Office at the appointed date and time for registration.
In the event of emergency, admission to Singapore General Hospital is arranged through the Accident & Emergency Department.
For admission registration, you should bring along original copies of the following documents:
You should bring along toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hairbrush /comb and a pair of slippers. Class A1 ward patients will receive a toiletries set comprising of a face towel, shower cap, toothbrush kit and comb presented in a pouch. For your personal comfort, you may also bring your own pyjamas to wear during your stay at the Hospital and a set of clothing to wear on the day of discharge.
When you arrive at the ward, our ward staff will orientate you to the ward and the facilities available. An orientation video is also available for viewing at your leisure. A ward doctor will visit you to take your detailed medical history and carry out any necessary clinical tests and/or examinations.
Wrist Identification Band
For your safety, a wrist band detailing your name, NRIC number and ward number will be given to you for wearing. Please wear it at all times while in the Hospital for identification purposes.
Daily Ward Routine
The standard daily routine in the ward comprises of ward rounds by doctors, medication, meals, visiting hours and bedtime. This routine may vary if patients are required to undergo laboratory tests, x-ray, or other clinical procedures.
Your doctor will inform you when you are ready for discharge. You are advised to get a family member or friend to accompany you home on the day of discharge.
A discharge certificate will be given to you before you leave the ward. If you need a medical certificate, please inform the doctor or nurse in advance so that it can be prepared before you leave.
You can collect your discharge medications with medication counselling from Discharge Pharmacy at Block 4 Level 2.
The Hospital’s check out time is 10.00am. Patients who check out after 1.00pm will be charged an additional day’s rate. If you are waiting for someone to take you home, you may do so at the Discharge Lounge. There is no charge for use of the Discharge Lounge.
At Singapore General Hospital (SGH), we strive to provide “Best Outcome. Best Experience” for every patient entrusted to our care.
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