Within a relatively short period of 50 years, Singapore has made significant progress and continues to work towards providing healthcare services that are affordable, accessible and of good quality. As of 2015, there are a total of 26 hospitals and specialty centres in Singapore, 16 of which are from the public sector and 10 from the private sector.
Primary healthcare services are provided by 18 government polyclinics and about 1,500 private medical clinics. There are also intermediate and long term care services, which we are increasing in quantity and quality to better meet the demands of our ageing population.
Going forward, we will also be investing more upstream in the areas of health promotion and active ageing, so as to ensure that the population continues to live well, live long, and with peace of mind.
Singapore’s public healthcare system features an integrated care model, with six regional healthcare clusters. Each cluster is anchored by an acute hospital working alongside a variety of primary, intermediate and long-term care providers and support services to deliver patient-centric care.