In a pilot project by the Health Ministry to bring specialist healthcare services to the community, the new Jurong Medical Centre (JMC) at Jurong West Central 3 was officially opened on Sunday, 15 October 2006.
Costing $22 million, the new centre comes with advanced day surgery equipment, endoscopy services, a chronic disease management centre, x-ray facilities, dental care and eye care services (including cataract surgery).
Managed by Alexandra Hospital and manned primarily by its staff, JMC has some 50 specialists and nurses and can treat up to 400 patients daily, who can undergo day surgery or minor operations there. Procedural and day surgery fees are benchmarked to those of Alexandra Hospital.
JMC will also provide supplementary diagnostics, support for chronic disease management and specialist services to some 70 GPs within a 5km radius. Doctors in the area can now utilise its x-ray services, pharmacy, rehabilitation facilities, geriatric medicine. A Clinic for Women and Children, in collaboration with the NUH, provides gynaecological and paediatric services.
Before the establishment of JMC, residents needing tertiary care and day surgery had to spend more time travelling longer distances to the Singapore General Hospital, Alexandra Hospital or the National University Hospital (NUH).
Jurong Medical Centre (JMC)
60 Jurong West Central 3 (near Jurong Point and Boon Lay MRT Station)