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28 May 2015

Construction Complete at Singapore’s Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

The Green Mark Platinum Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) will open in Singapore on June 30, under the management of Jurong Health Services.

Providing patient-centered amenities and sustainable design were the focus during planning for the healthcare hub, which includes the eight-story NTFGH Clinic Tower, the 12-story NTFGH Ward Tower and the Jurong Community Hospital.

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital ConstructionThe design team was challenged to provide a window for every patient. Innovative fan-shaped floor plans made this possible in the NTFGH Ward Tower. The individual windows and views of sky gardens, located on every floor, promote healing environments for patients and visitors while improving ventilation and maximizing natural light.

The fan-shaped ward layout also offers more space between patients and larger workspace for medical staff, optimizing infection control.

“From the beginning, we have designed the hospital with the patients and their loved ones in mind,” said Foo Hee Jug, CEO of JurongHealth. “To see the concept taking form and the integration of infrastructure with patient care processes, as we move closer to joining the neighborhood, is a vision shared by all at JurongHealth. The team has been working hard to ensure a thorough commissioning of all the equipment and space to ensure safe patient care.”

NTFGH uses solar energy, a large photovoltaic array and harvested rainwater. “It is estimated that the energy saved could power nearly 4,000 five-room HDB [public housing] flats for a year, while the water saved could fill about 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools,” writes Straits Times about the facility. It has been rated Platinum under Singapore’s Green Mark program.

HOK was the building design and medical planning consultant on the project. The HOK team collaborated with the local architect of record, CPG Corporation, Studio 505, an architectural design firm from Melbourne, Australia and the Singapore Ministry of Health.

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