Except for emergency cases, patients are admitted to Singapore General Hospital only on recommendation from their medical specialists from the Specialist Outpatient Clinic. Once a date for admission is confirmed, patients are encouraged to visit the Hospital’s Pre Admission Testing (PAT) Centre to seek information on ward accommodation and register themselves for their desired accommodation class.
Patients will also be advised on the following:
- estimated bill size
- average length of stay
- various modes of payment accepted
- documents to bring on day of admission
- assistance avaliable for those in financial difficulties
The PAT Centre will also schedule appointments for patients to undergo compulsory pre admission investigations such as blood tests, chest x-ray, electrocardiogram, which are conducted one week before admission.
Watch the video below which will serve as a guide for patients who are admitted to SGH for elective surgery.
Handbook for Inpatients
This handbook is specially for inpatients of Singapore General Hospital. It covers a wide range of topics like what to expect during pre-admission and on the day of you admission, as well as follow-up care and appoinments at our Specialist Outpatient Clinic.
Download the pdf version of 'Handbook for Inpatients' [pdf]