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.
The development will be led by National Healtcare Group (NHG) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) CEO, Lim Suet Wun.
The announcement follows the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) release of its Jurong Lake District Plan, which aims to rejuvenate and transform the Jurong East area with major developments focused around Jurong Lake.