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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019)

COVID-19

SGH continues to support patients with their health concerns during the COVID19 pandemic. We have taken precautions to ensure we can safely care for you through both in person and virtual care.

22 September 2021, 6pm

Visitors Policy

Complete Declaration Form to enter SGH premises

Anyone entering the hospital premises must complete the Declaration Form and check-in to the SafeEntry system with the TraceTogether app or token.

Visitor and accompanying person will not be allowed entry into SGH if he/she:

  • is unwell OR

  • has travelled within the past 14 days OR

  • has close contact  with a COVID-19 person OR

  • has received a Health Risk Warning SMS or Health Risk Alert SMS from Ministry of Health in the last 14 days

Submit your declaration >

Check-in at SGH with TraceTogether Only SafeEntry

 

TraceTogether App

Scan the SafeEntry code or tap on the gateway
 

TraceTogether Token

Tap on the SafeEntry Gateway

To Wards

From 24 September to 23 October, only registered Caregivers/Visitors of the following will be allowed to our wards:

  • Dangerously Ill List (DIL)/ Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients;
  • Paediatric patients;
  • Birthing/post-partum mothers; and
  • Patients requiring additional care support from registered caregivers.

Visitors will need to show a negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) / Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test result on HealthHub obtained within 24hrs prior to each visit. This is regardless of vaccination status. You can visit any of the MOH-approved ART Providers or our ART Centre for the test.

This is in line with the Ministry of Health's announcement on 22 Sep 2021 and to better protect our patients.

You may wish to consider using phone or video calls to keep in touch with your loved ones. Please be assured we will update you on your loved one’s condition should the need arise.    

To General Ward

  •  Registered Caregivers/Visitors of the following will be allowed to our wards:
    • Paediatric patients;
    • Birthing/post-partum mothers; and
    • Patients requiring additional care support from registered caregivers.
  • Maximum of 1 visitor per patient once per day

Visitors will need to show a negative ART/PCR result on HealthHub obtained within 24hrs prior to each visit. This is regardless of vaccination status. You can visit any of the MOH-approved ART Providers or our ART Centre for the test.

Find out more about the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) and our ART Centre >

For Intensive Care Unit (ICU) / Dangerously Ill List

  • Maximum of 2 visitors per patient are allowed in the ward at any one time, for 30 minutes, per day
  • Maximum of 5 visitors in the designated visitors list. 

Visitors will need to show a negative ART/PCR result on HealthHub obtained within 24hrs prior to each visit. This is regardless of vaccination status. You can visit any of the MOH-approved ART Providers or our ART Centre for the test.

Find out more about the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) and our ART Centre >

For visitors with urgent need

Visitors with urgent need (e.g. patient pass away, patient due for delivery, urgent conference with doctors) are allowed to the ward to settle their immediate needs first. However, they will be required to show their COVID19 test results after they have settled their immediate needs.

When going to the wards

  • No visitors are allowed for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients in the isolation wards (including ARI ward) until further notice.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed to eat or drink within the wards and should keep their masks on at all times while in the wards. They should also refrain from using patients’ toilets in the wards and avoid sitting on patients’ beds. 

Children below 12 years old are not allowed to visit in inpatient unless patient is in:

  • Palliative care,
  • ICU, or
  • Under special social circumstances
    (E.g. Patient is single-parent; OR patient is depressed due to prolonged inpatient stay etc. For Team Doctors, Nursing, MSW to assess, advise and inform Visitor Services ahead of visit.)

Parents/Guardians will be required to sign an indemnity form at the Visitors Registration Counters. Validity of the Indemnity Form and approval to visit will be valid for entire admission episode.

*Excludes Isolation, Labour and Neonatal Wards


16 Apr 2020, 5pm

Block 3 Pharmacy Closure

The SGH Block 3 Outpatient Pharmacy will be closed until further notice as more patients are opting for the medication delivery service. The space will be temporarily used for other purposes.

Stay Safe. Stay Home. Let us deliver your medications to you at no extra charge.

Block 4 Pharmacy will remain open. Patients at Diabetes & Metabolism Centre are advised to collect their medications at Bowyer Block Pharmacy.


28 Dec 2020, 10am

Car Parks Closure

Car Park C & I (Beside Bowyer Block and Diabetes & Metabolism Centre)

From Mon, 4 May 2020, Car Park C and I (beside Bowyer Block and DMC) are closed due to operational needs. Loading and Unloading bay (for hospital deliveries) and Accessible Parking (for the disabled) will still be available in Car Park C.

Parking available at Outram Community Hospital (OCH) / SingHealth Tower

Alternative parking is available at OCH/ SingHealth Tower and NHCS. Please use Jalan Bukit Merah and enter via Hospital Boulevard or Hospital Drive. 

More information Car Parks at SGH Campus >


 22 Sep 2021, 6pm

Emergency Department

We are seeing a high number of patients at our Emergency Department (A&E). Priority will be given to those who are critically ill. The waiting time for other patients will be longer. Each patient is only allowed 1 companion.

If your condition is not critical, please seek medical attention at a GP or polyclinic.

For those who are concerned that you may be infected with COVID-19, you may proceed to a Swab and Send Home (SASH) clinic instead. The SASH GPs will assess the severity of your symptoms and perform COVID-19 diagnostic tests when needed to confirm your health status.

Requirements for Antigen Rapid Test (ART)

From 24 September 2021, the following groups of patients and their one (1) companion will be required to undergo Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at our Emergency Department:

  • Patients resting in our Emergency Department's bed for prolonged observation;
  • Patients who require mask-off assessment and/or procedures lasting 15 minutes or more
  • Companion staying beyond 30 minutes with the patients throughout the observation period. 

This is regardless of vaccination status.

Find out more about the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) and our ART Centre >

The New Norm: Coming For Your Appointment

Useful Resources

Travel Declaration Form

All are required to complete a Declaration Form before entry.

Request for Medication Refill

Have your medicines all packed and ready for you to cut your queue/wait time at the Pharmacy.

Medication Delivery Service

Enjoy the convenience of our Medication Delivery Service (MDS) and have your medications delivered to your preferred location, for free.

Coronaviru-stress Checklist

Take the coronaviru-stress checklist and find out about the ways of coping with the stress while battling COVID-19