Outram Community Hospital was designed to optimise space usage and meet the increasing demand for healthcare services. Common areas from building entrances to drop-off points will adopt elderly friendly design guidelines so that seniors can move around safely and confidently. There will be a suite of facilities for both inpatients and outpatients, as well as spaces for clinical support offices and staff use.
Head start with healing
Rehabilitation spaces are incorporated, wherever possible, within Outram Community Hospital to encourage patients’ healing process.
- Patient wards feature ample room for patients to move about within their ward, encouraging them to be proactive in their rehabilitation outside of sessions with their therapists
- Dayrooms are integrated into each ward and feature rehabilitation space where patients can practise functional exercises or undergo rehabilitation sessions with their therapists
- The Activities of Daily Living Centre simulates the environment of a two-room public housing flat for patients to practise performing daily activities under guidance, as well as familiarise themselves with home-based technology devices
- The rooftop is a communal outdoor space with built-in rehabilitation facilities like a garden and offers panoramic views of the SGH campus and Singapore’s cityscape
Faster patient recovery
Wards at the Outram Community Hospital are designed to provide a comfortable and therapeutic environment which is conducive for recovery.
- Wards are compact to offer greater comfort and privacy
- Wards are designed to provide maximum natural ventilation and daylight while minimising heat from outdoors
- Decentralised nurse stations allow nurses to see beds within wards clearly and therefore respond promptly to patients
Better patient experience
The environment and facilities at Outram Community Hospital aim to enhance patients’ overall experience and support their recovery.
- The patient lounge on every floor will serve as a relaxing corner for patients to read, watch the television, play card games and chat with other patients and visitors
- The inpatient dialysis centre – the first in a hospital setting – will be convenient for warded patients and will also be open to discharged outpatients
- Specialist outpatient clinics will ensure that discharged patients can continue to receive follow-up care with their doctors
Convenience and comfort
For the comfort and convenience of patients and visitors, social amenities will be part of the services available in the hospital.
- Multi-purpose function rooms which can be used for patient engagement, caregiver training, community engagement activities and other training courses
- Retail and food outlets which can be used for rehabilitation purposes by allowing patients to take on day-to-day activities such as the ordering of food under their therapists’ supervision >
- A concierge and an integrated service team will be on standby to help patients who require assistance
- 1,000 car park lots
- 800-seat food court
- 200-place childcare centre for staff