Singapore National University Hospital

The hospital was originally owned by Temasek Holdings, a government investment holding company. It came under the Ministry of Health’s Health Corporation of Singapore (HCS) in 1987. In 1990, the government decided to transfer the governance of the hospital to NUS. This was in line with the government’s objective of making NUH the principal medical teaching institution of Singapore and a centre for medical excellence.

In order to avoid duplication of costly services, the government decided to make highly specialised units available at only two hospitals: Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and NUH. All other hospitals were to house only general speciality departments.

NUH is today a 1,250-bed tertiary hospital, and a major referral centre for a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and dental conditions. In 2007, NUH was chosen by the Ministry of Health to set up two new national specialist centres, the National University Cancer Institute Singapore (NCIS) and the National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS) to meet the increasing demand for cancer and heart treatments. Both centres are housed within the premises of NUH.15 NCIS and NUHS were officially launched in 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2014, the NUH Medical Centre was officially opened by Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong. Located above the Kent Ridge MRT station, the 19-storey medical centre houses mainly specialist outpatient clinics and day surgery operating theatres. The centre was completed in 2013 and began operations in July the same year.

Phone:+65 6779 5555

Address:5 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119074