New hospital planned in Jurong (2015)

The Singapore Government has announced plans for a new general hospital in the Jurong region. To be built near the Jurong East town centre in the open land parcels between Boon Lay Way and Jurong East Street 21 (near IMM mall), the Jurong General Hospital (working name) will be opened in 2015.

The new 550-bed hospital will provide acute inpatient and outpatient care, and will be co-sited with a community hospital (200 beds). This follows a similar model to that of Changi General Hospital (CGH) and St. Andrew's Community Hospital in Simei in the eastern region of Singapore.

Optometrists & Opticians Act 2007

In July 2007, the Singapore Parliament passed the Optometrists & Opticians Act to regulate the Optometry and Opticianry industry in Singapore. An Optometrists and Opticians Board was set up to perform this function. The Act was slated to come into force on 1 Jan 2008.

Under the Act, all optometrists and opticians needs to be registered with the Board to continue practising as an optician or optometrist in Singapore. The Board will determine and regulate the conduct and ethics of optometrists and opticians, and issue guidelines on standards of practice.