Best Hospitals in Singapore

The Ministry of Health under the Government of Singapore is the one which supervises Healthcare in Singapore. Most of the hospitals of Singapore are regulated by the Government, whereas few hospitals fall under the category of private.

Basically, Singapore consists of an extensive and well-organized healthcare system. In the list of World’s health systems which was held in the year 2000 and organized by the World Health Organization, Singapore was positioned at number 6th spot. In the year 2014, Bloomberg ranked Singapore on top for having the most efficient healthcare system in the world. Moreover, according to the Bloomberg Global Health Index, Singapore was ranked number 1 healthiest country in Asia and number 4 in all over the world. As per the Towers Watson, Singapore comprises of one of the most effective healthcare systems in the whole world due to its efficiency in financing and the results achieved in community health outcomes. Towers Watson also claims that the features of the Singapore healthcare system are unique and it would be quite a difficult task to imitate such kind of healthcare system in the other countries.

Since many years, Singapore has remained one of the most preferred destinations in the world in terms of medical tourism. The top hospitals of Singapore are accredited by JCI (Joint Commission International) which puts a stamp on these hospitals’quality medical services. Not to mention, even the blood bank supply of Singapore is regarded as the safest in the world. Therefore, it is quite evident why Singapore is among the best places for medical tourism all over the globe.

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Singapore boasts of countless highly-qualified medical professionals that includes internationally-trained doctors, experienced nurses, and other medical staffs. Not to forget, the hospitals of Singapore are also one of a kind as their infrastructure is outstanding and the health amenities provided in here are exceptional. Most of the Public, as well as Private hospitals, have earned international accreditation.

Although, the top-quality healthcare system and highly-talented medical specialists are some of the best reasons why people choose to come to Singapore to treat themselves. However, another most common reason why foreigners opt for Singapore is its low-cost medical treatment. Besides, who doesn’t want to get an extremely professional treatment at extremely low cost as compared to the United States of America, Turkey, Israel and a lot more?

Yet, there is one important reminder which must be given proper attention. The final cost of any treatment that you seek in Singapore can get affected by various factors such as –

  • Location of the hospital

  • Type of hospital

  • Reputation of hospital

  • Area of treatment

  • Type of treatment

  • Medical history

  • Expertise of doctor

There are a lot many factors affecting the total cost of medical treatment, however, the aforementioned are the most common of all.

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Thomson Medical Centre located in Thomson Road, Singapore has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Thomson Medical Center (of Thomson Medical Group) is 190.
  • Thomson Medical Group has a prominent presence throughout Asia in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
  • There is a 24/7 Outpatient Family Clinic.
  • TMC also consists of various fertility clinics inclusive of an IVF clinic.
  • A cancer center for breast, gynecological as well as colorectal tumors of women.

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Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital located in Novena, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of 333 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit beds
  • Endoscopy beds
  • Day ward with 20 beds
  • 13 Operating Theatres, which includes 1 Neurological operating room, 2 Cardiac operating rooms, 4 Orthopaedic operating rooms, etc.
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 24/7 Accident & Emergency Department
  • Maternity ward
  • 1 major operating unit with 13 operating rooms inclusive of 1 hybrid theatre
  • In-house Pharmacy
  • Rooms are categorized as Single Signature Rooms, Junior Suite and Regal Suite
  • All patient rooms are equipped with electric safe, LCD, sofa cum bed, wardrobe, radio channels, and much more

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Parkway East Hospital located in Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Total capacity for 143 beds
  • Hospital rooms are available- Single room, 2-bedded room (8), 4-bedded room (2), Deluxe room, and Orchid/Hibiscus Suite
  • All rooms are equipped with all ensuite facilities like Free wifi, mini fridge, sofa couch, telephone, in-room safe, TV, etc.
  • Maternity wards- Accredited as a baby-friendly hospital under the World Health Organisations Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
  • 1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 14 cots
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 Operation Theatre with 5 Operating rooms
  • 1 Nursery with 30 cots
  • 1 Parentcraft room
  • 24-hour walk-in-clinic (for emergency)
  • 24-hour Pharmacy

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital located in Singapore, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 345 bedded Hospital
  • Maternity wards
  • The Mount Elizabeth Patient Assistance Centre (MPAC)
  • 1 major operating unit with 12 operating rooms and 1 operating theatre dedicated to in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Accident & Emergency Department
  • Rooms are categorized as Single rooms, 2-bedded rooms, 4-bedded rooms, Executive deluxe suite, Daffodil/Magnolia suite, VIP Room, and Royal Suite
  • All patient rooms are equipped with electric safe, LCD, sofa cum bed, wardrobe, radio channels, and much more
  • Parking lot

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Gleneagles Hospital located in Napier Road, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 270+ bedded medical facility, which includes suites, single rooms, two-bedded, four-bedded rooms and maternity wards (9 delivery rooms)
  • 12 operating rooms
  • Surgery ward with 40 beds
  • State-of- the-art intensive care unit (ICU) with 16 beds
  • State-of- the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 14 cots
  • Separate transplant unit
  • Endoscopy Centre (VIP room)
  • 24-hour accident and emergency (A&E) and outpatient Unit
  • Accommodation availability for the patients
  • The Hospital has a dedicated Patient Assistance Centre, which is to cater to multi-faceted needs of international patients. It provides services like air evacuation and repatriation, visa application and extension, language interpretation assistance, etc.

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Farrer Park Hospital located in Connexion, Singapore has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A medical centre is linked to the Farrer Park Hospital Complex, Connexion, Singapore
  • The focus of the hospital is to bring together two essential elements: those of healthcare combined with hospitality.
  • There is a building with 20 different stories which comprises Owen Link, hotel and spa.
  • Personal attention and patient care focus is maintained with a system in place of listening, analysing, evaluating and then implementing a treatment plan.
  • 121 bed capacity
  • Technology and innovations help provide the best of medical and surgical treatment options.
  • Professionally implemented international patient care systems
  • Suites: Cardiovascular, day surgery, endoscopy, major surgery, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and inpatient suite
  • Diagnostic imaging and intensive care unit
  • 24 hour emergency clinic and pharmacy
  • Facilities such as dialysis, nutrition services, rehab centre, and teaching clinic

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The Hospital has world-class infrastructure with a capacity of over 1000 beds and much more-

  • 265 Licensed beds
  • 13 Operation Theatres
  • 24*7 Cath Lab
  • 24*7 available Blood Bank
  • 24*7 Emergency Department
  • 24*7 Open Pharmacy

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Apollo Hospitals located in Hyderabad, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A premier multi-specialty hospital with 477-bed capacity
  • More than 50 specialties, super-specialties
  • 12 Centers of Excellence
  • The Institutes for Heart Diseases, Neurosciences, Cancer, Emergency, Orthopaedics, Renal Diseases, and Transplants
  • Centers of Excellence are known for patient care, training and research
  • Doctors with years of truly global experience in healthcare delivery

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Artemis Hospital is a 400 plus bed multi-speciality hospital, which aims at providing a depth of expertise in the spectrum of advanced medical and surgical interventions. Some of the features of the infrastructure include:

  • A 400 plus bed multi-speciality hospital.
  • A large number of ICU beds equipped with modern technologies.
  • Imaging techniques include 64 Slice Cardiac CT Scan, Dual Head Gamma Camera, |  16 Slice PET CT, Fan Beam BMD, RIS - HIS Integrated Department, High -end Colour Doppler Ultrasound Systems.
  • Cardiology department supported by Philips FD20/10 Cath Lab with Stent Boost Technology, C7XR OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography, Lab IVUS - Intravascular Ultrasound, Rotablator - for calcified lesions, FFR -Fractional Flow Reserve, Ensite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System, and Endovascular Hybrid Operating Suite.
  • ICU is backed by High-Frequency Ventilator for NICU, Central Venous Pressure Monitoring, Intra - aortic Balloon Pump, Invasive Intraarterial Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ab4 Monitoring, Bedside Percutaneous Tracheostomy, Portable X - ray Viewer, Temperature Regulating Blankets/Warmers, Bedside ECHO Cardiology.
  • Operation Theatre Technologies: Total Knee Replacement - Navigation System, Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP) for Spine Surgeries, Fiber Optic Bronchoscope, Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pump, Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP) in DBS Surgery.

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NMC Royal Women's Hospital located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The Hospital creates a home-like ambience for the patients & their relatives
  • Capacity for 100+ beds
  • NICU wards
  • Advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Level 3) with high-end technology and latest equipment to treat preterm babies
  • The NICU ward at the hospital has advanced incubators to care for infants of all gestational ages and weights with mechanical ventilation support
  • Cafeteria

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Sterling Wockhardt Hospital located in Mumbai, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Sterling Wockhardt Hospital is 50.
  • Critical care and complex cases resolution is done with excellent results.
  • Emergency departments with 3 beds capacity and Intensive Care Unit with 10 beds capacity.
  • The healthcare delivery focus of the hospital is both on prevention as well curing the conditions.
  • Diagnostics are well developed with the latest technological developments.
  • Pharmacy, operating rooms, lab services are at par with the best in the country.
  • 24/7 ambulance services to cover healthcare requirements in Panvel and Vashi.
  • Accommodation, airport transfers, flight bookings and translation services are all available for international patients.

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Star Hospitals located in Hyderabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, India is 130.
  • The hospital has Intensive Care Units which are upgraded with the latest technologies.
  • International patient care services are applied to make the process of medical travel easier for international patients.
  • Centres of Excellence across disciplines such as Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Critical Care, ENT, Spine Surgery etc.
  • A radiology centre which has been digitised.
  • There are Centers of Excellence for prominent specialties such as cardiac care and neurosciences, there are a total of six.

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Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation is one of the most trusted names for skin, body, and hair enhancement solutions. The centre has the latest and most advanced equipment along with the state of the art facility. Also, the clinic has a team of highly skilled plastic surgeons, therapists, patient coordinators, front desk, nurses, and customer service staff, to ensure a world-class experience.  Let us have a look at its high-end infrastructure and facilities.

Infrastructure

  • High-tech rooms equipped with all facilities
  • Use of state-of-the-art and safe technology
  • Most experienced cosmetic surgeons in the industry
  • Advanced medical technologies for hair fall treatments and surgery
  • Neat & hygienic clinic with the most sophisticated equipment for various cosmetic surgeries
  • Well-designed operation theaters to ensure complete safety of patients
  • Well furnished, air conditioned inpatient rooms having facilities like satellite hot & cold filtered water, TV, refrigerators, wifi, etc.
  • Separate floor for ensuring confidentiality and privacies of cosmetic surgery patients.
  • Equipped with advanced tripolar non ablative radio frequency thermotherapy tool

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Medanta - The Medicity located in Gurugram, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 1250 beds facility
  • 800+ professionally trained & experienced Doctors
  • Patient Support Services Team in International Patients Department, assists patients from different nation during their medical travel journey
  • Hotels and Lodging Arrangements
  • International Lounge
  • Medantas own Air-ambulance service can reach you in any part of the world (fully functional ICU at 30,000 feet above the ground)

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Fortis Malar Hospital located in Chennai, India is accredited by ISO, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Malar Hospital has outstanding healthcare infrastructure and it is equipped with the latest cutting edge equipment.
  • The hospital has around 650 employees in addition to the 160 consultants.
  • The bed capacity of the Fortis Malar Hospital is 180.
  • There are as many as 60 ICU beds in the hospital.
  • There are 4 modern fully equipped operation theatres.
  • It also has a digital flat panel Cath lab.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you opt for medical treatment in Singapore?

The reason why everyone who is seeking for medical treatment in a foreign country should opt for Singapore is that it provides first-class treatment at highly-affordable rates. As far as the medical facilities of Singapore hospitals go, it is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. The best hospitals in Singapore boasts of modern and high-tech medical technologies which are at par with the well-developed countries like the United States of America, United Kingdom, etc.

The top hospitals of Singapore are also accredited with JCI which helps the abroad patients to take a sigh of relief and trust the medical services of Singapore more easily. The doctors at these top-rated Singaporean hospitals are highly-experienced and internationally-trained as well. Even the other members of the medical staff are equally talented in their respective fields.

Apart from the excellent healthcare services provided by the hospitals of Singapore, the other key reason why people choose Singapore as their ultimate medical destination is the reasonable cost treatment. Countries like the USA, Turkey, etc., are known for their top-quality services, however, the medical treatment in such countries will cost you heavily as compared to Singapore where you will have to pay a minimal amount for the same treatment. All these reasons are more than enough to prove why Singapore is considered as the best medical tourism option in the world.

Which are the top hospitals in Singapore for medical treatment?

Not one but many hospitals in Singapore are best in the country. However, there are many which are known as the best of all. Hence, the top hospitals in Singapore for medical treatment are –

  • Singapore General Hospital

  • National University Hospital

  • Gleneagles Hospital

  • Mount Elizabeth Hospitals

  • Changi General Hospital

Who are the top doctors in Singapore for medical treatment?

Singapore houses many professionally-talented medical specialists who have gained their respective expertise from various international countries and have years of experience in their particular area of interests. Yet, there are some doctors who are considered best in all over Singapore. So, the top doctors in Singapore for medical treatment are –

  • Dr. Benjamin Mow Ming Fook

  • Dr. TayEng Hseon

  • Dr. Chua Jun Jin

  • Dr. Tan Yah Yuen

  • Dr. Lim Jit Fong

Which are the most sought-after treatments for which people travel to Singapore?

International patients travel to Singapore to undergo various treatments, however, there are some medical treatments which makes Singapore highly-popular in the respective treatment. So, the most sought-after treatments for which people travel to Singapore are –

  • Orthopedics

  • Cardiology

  • Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery

  • Dentistry

  • Ophthalmology

FAQ's Related to Singapore

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in Singapore?

The popular multi specialty hospital groups in Singapore are as follows

  1. Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  2. Raffles Hospital
  3. National University Hospital
  4. Gleneagles Hospital
  5. Singapore General Hospital
  6. Changi General Hospital
  7. Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre
  8. Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  9. Parkway Hospitals Singapore

The high standards of medical care provided by the popular multispecialty hospitals in Singapore ensures that a truly international patient population frequents them. The quality of medical professionals and the wide variety of specialties covered by the Singapore multispecialty hospitals is the reason for the success of the popular multispecialty hospitals in Singapore. In the popular multispecialty hospitals in Singapore you get the best of medical treatment in short waiting times.

What is the quality of doctors in Singapore?

Thorough professionals with great degree of practical knowledge in their area of specialisation is how the doctors in Singapore are defined. It can be safely concluded that Singapore has good quality of doctors on the basis of their focus on precision and efficiency of treatment. As Singapore is a major international medical tourism destination, the doctors in Singapore have great international exposure which ensures that the quality of doctors in Singapore is very high. The high degree of skill and being educated from the best of the educational institutions in the world ensures that the doctors in Singapore are of very high quality.

What are the popular procedures available in Singapore?

There are many important popular procedures that are performed in Singapore such as:

  1. Dentistry
  2. Orthopedics
  3. Cardiology
  4. Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery
  5. Ophthalmology

It is their advanced education and training which ensures that the healthcare providers in Singapore are leaders in executing complex cardiology procedures. The Orthopaedic surgery procedures are synonymous with excellence as they are performed with precision and efficiency in the hospitals in Singapore. Let us have a look at the popular cosmetic surgery procedures being performed in Singapore:

  1. Liposuction
  2. Rhinoplasty
  3. Face Lift
  4. Breast Augmentation
  5. Blepharoplasty
What is the procedure for obtaining medical visa for Singapore?

It is important that you check the visa requirements for your country as Singapore is a country with relaxed visa norms for many countries. We have listed here the required documents for medical visa for Singapore:

  1. Passport with the required time validity
  2. Completed application form
  3. LOI or Letter of Introduction from a local contact in Singapore
  4. A recent passport size photograph
  5. Bio data page photocopy of the passport of the applicant
  6. Covering letter and forwarding letter

Please check the required visa fee from your country for Singapore medical visa. The medical visa processing time from Singapore is 5 working days and this excludes the day of visa submission (delays due to incomplete applications or during peak periods is not ruled out). Your financials must be in order for you to get a Singapore medical visa and you must submit your original bank statement to ensure this.