Jurong General Hospital to be located near MRT, bus interchange

The new general hospital in Jurong will be located in Jurong East, within walking distance from the Jurong East MRT station and bus interchange, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced after a ministerial walkabout in Geylang Serai on Sunday.

The hospital will also be easily accessible via the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).

Jurong General Hospital, which will serve Singaporeans living in the west, will have 550 beds and will provide acute inpatient and outpatient care.

It will also have a community hospital next to it.

The hospital is expected to open by 2015.

A hospital planning committee, led by National Healthcare Group CEO Lim Suet Wun, is looking into the details.

The development will form part of the larger Jurong Lake District plan to transform the Jurong East area into a mini-city with commercial, leisure and other amenities.

Details of the Jurong Lake District plan are available at www.ura.gov.sg/MP2008/Jurong/. – CNA/ac

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 27 Apr 2008

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