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The Ministry of Health (MOH) is committed to promoting good health, providing good healthcare services and encouraging medical excellence.

Through MOH, the Government manages the Singapore healthcare system to ensure that quality and affordable basic medical services are available to all Singaporeans.

Public Healthcare Services

Singapore’s public healthcare establishments provide a full range of services covering primary care at polyclinics to tertiary care at hospitals. These include ten acute hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five community hospitals and twenty polyclinics.

Hospital Statistics

Data on public hospital beds, patient admissions and outpatient attendances are obtained from administrative records and the computerised patient registration systems of the hospitals. For non-public hospitals, the data are compiled from returns prescribed by Ministry of Health and from administrative data.

Healthcare Personnel

Statistics on registered healthcare personnel such as the number of doctors, dentists and oral health therapists, pharmacists, nurses and midwives, optometrists and opticians, allied health professionals, as well as traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are derived from the registers maintained by the respective professional bodies under the respective Acts.

Public Health

Statistics on notifiable communicable diseases are collected by MOH from physicians and laboratories. In addition, statistics on various diseases are obtained from healthcare institutions, including polyclinics and hospitals. The National Immunisation Registry collects and maintains vaccination records of children and adults who reside in Singapore, to promote cost-effective disease prevention.

Data

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Doctors Per 10,000 Population 2019 25 na 24 na

Health Facilities

Title : Health Facilities, Annual

Number

Data Items

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Acute Hospitals * Comprises both general hospitals and specialty centres (excluding Psychiatric Hospitals) with acute care inpatient facilities. With effect from 2010, data include Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. With effect from 2014, data include Farrer Park Hospital. With effect from 2015, data include Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre ceased operations with effect from 2017. With effect from 2018, data include Sengkang General Hospital.

17
18
19
19
18
19
19
19

Public * Comprises both general hospitals and specialty centres (excluding Psychiatric Hospitals) with acute care inpatient facilities. With effect from 2010, data include Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. With effect from 2014, data include Farrer Park Hospital. With effect from 2015, data include Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre ceased operations with effect from 2017. With effect from 2018, data include Sengkang General Hospital.

8
8
9
9
9
10
10
10

Not-for-profit * Comprises both general hospitals and specialty centres (excluding Psychiatric Hospitals) with acute care inpatient facilities. With effect from 2010, data include Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. With effect from 2014, data include Farrer Park Hospital. With effect from 2015, data include Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre ceased operations with effect from 2017. With effect from 2018, data include Sengkang General Hospital.

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Private * Comprises both general hospitals and specialty centres (excluding Psychiatric Hospitals) with acute care inpatient facilities. With effect from 2010, data include Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. With effect from 2014, data include Farrer Park Hospital. With effect from 2015, data include Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre ceased operations with effect from 2017. With effect from 2018, data include Sengkang General Hospital.

8
9
9
9
8
8
8
8

Psychiatric Hospitals

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Public

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Not-for-profit

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Private

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Community Hospitals

6
6
7
8
8
8
9
9

Public * With effect from 2011, data include Bright Vision Hospital. With effect from 2015, data include Jurong Community Hospital and Yishun Community Hospital. With effect from 2018, data include Sengkang Community Hospital. With effect from 2019, data include Outram Community Hospital.

1
1
3
3
3
4
5
5

Not-for-profit * With effect from Apr 2011, the ownership of Bright Vision Hospital was transferred to Singapore Health Services (Public).

4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Private * West Point Hospital closed on Dec 2015 and re-opened in Sep 2016. The hospital ceased operation with effect from Sep 2018.

1
1
0
1
1
0
0
0

Nursing Homes

66
65
71
69
73
72
77
77

Public

5
6
11
13
20
21
23
24

Not-for-profit

28
27
26
26
23
23
23
22

Private

33
32
34
30
30
28
31
31

Inpatient Hospice Palliative Care Service (IHPCS) * Inpatient Hospice Palliative Care Service (IHPCS)', which started in April 2020, has replaced the 'Inpatient Hospices'.

Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
10

Public * Inpatient Hospice Palliative Care Service (IHPCS)', which started in April 2020, has replaced the 'Inpatient Hospices'.

Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
4

Not-for-profit * Inpatient Hospice Palliative Care Service (IHPCS)', which started in April 2020, has replaced the 'Inpatient Hospices'.

Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
6

Private * Inpatient Hospice Palliative Care Service (IHPCS)', which started in April 2020, has replaced the 'Inpatient Hospices'.

Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
Na
0

Public - Polyclinics

18
18
18
18
20
20
20
20

Private - General Practitioner Clinics

1,805
1,868
1,933
2,025
2,116
2,222
2,304
2,343

Public (Total) Dental Clinics

236
249
249
254
252
246
246
245

Polyclinic Dental Clinics

9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10

Hospital/institution Dental Clinics * Includes National Dental Centre. With effect from Mar 2010, data include dental clinic at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. With effect from January 2014, data include dental clinic at KK Women's & Children's Hospital. With effect from Jan 2015, data include dental clinic in Jurong Medical Centre. With effect from Jun 2015, data include dental clinic at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. With effect from June 2015, Alexandra Hospital was closed for renovation. Dental clinic in Alexandra Hospital resumed operations from February 2016 to June 2018. With effect from July 2019, data include dental clinic at Sengkang General Hospital. With effect from August 2019, the dental service in Jurong Medical Centre has been consolidated with the dental service at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

6
7
8
9
9
8
8
8

School Dental Clinics

221
233
232
236
233
228
228
227

Private Dental Clinics

694
722
792
835
863
876
851
862

Pharmacies

247
253
232
235
243
258
256
259

Public

51
63
62
62
62
68
67
66

Private

196
190
170
173
181
190
189
193
SOURCE : MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Notifications of Specific Notifiable Diseases

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