Chart of the Day: Singapore's hospital beds inched up by a measly 2.3% in the last decade

Chart of the Day: Singapore's hospital beds inched up by a measly 2.3% in the last decade

Singapore Business Review·2018-01-08 15:10

Bed to patient ratio is still unsatisfactory at 2.1-2.5.

Hospital beds (from both restructured and private hospitals) in Singapore have grown at 2.3% CAGR from 2006 to 2016, with additional 3,200 acute care beds and 1,050 community care beds from the upcoming Sengkang General and Community Hospital (2018), Outram Community Hospital (2020), Integrated Care Hub (2022), and Woodlands General Hospital (2022). 

According to CIMB, other healthcare facilities in the pipeline include a new National Cancer Centre, Health City Novena Complex (by 2030), polyclinics, family medicine clinics, and more aged-care facilities.

Meanwhile, the proportion of beds per 1,000 people stayed largely within the range of 2.1 to 2.5, similar to UK’s 2.6 hospital beds per 1,000 population, and the US’s 2.8. We expect the opening of new public hospitals and additional infrastructure investments to culminate into more hospital beds for Singapore.

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Singapore Health Hospital Statistics