Outram Community Hospital – 1 year on…

Several buildings had to be demolished to make way for the new Outram Community Hospital like the School of Nursing.

In May last year, SingHealth and Singapore General Hospital broke ground for the new community, Outram Community Hospital (OCH). Since then, piling works have completed and the main contractor is now onboard to start work on the superstructure of the new building. Tunnelling works to connect the new hospital to the SGH buildings will start in August this year.

Expected to open in 2020, OCH will play a major role in supporting the needs of our nation’s growing and ageing population by delivering appropriate level of care.

This hospital focuses on rehabilitation, and many of the staff look forward to its opening. “I would expect OCH to focus not just on any normal rehab, but really intense rehab to make patients better.” said Mr Rajeswari Siva, a staff nurse at SGH.

Hospital for the Future

The development will have a total floor space of 146,000sqm. Besides the 500-bed hospital occupying six floors of inpatient wards and outpatient facilities, the building will also have an office tower, childcare centre and campus logistic centre and much needed car parks in the basement.

"It's exciting as we start to lay the foundation of OCH. The project will enable patients to receive optimal level of care due to the close proximity with SGH Campus," said Mr Tony Oon, Senior Manager for Outram Community Hospital project.

An aerial view of what the site looks like today, after a year of preparation. The plot of land was of uneven terrain, a difference of 3m which has been levelled and read to begin the construction of OCH.

View the progress video here.

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