- POSTED: 23 May 2014 20:54
- UPDATED: 23 May 2014 23:36
New clinic is part of the Government’s plan to provide more continuing care options in the community for Singapore’s rapidly ageing population.
SINGAPORE: With the opening of its Family Medicine Clinic on Friday (May 23), Braddell Heights Community Hub in Serangoon Central will now cater to the needs of families across generations with eldercare facilities, a pre-school and a clinic all under the same roof.
The Family Medicine Clinic is the National Healthcare Group's second in the Central region. The first opened in Ang Mo Kio in 2013.
The clinics are part of the Government’s plan to provide continuing care in the community for Singapore’s rapidly ageing population, and giving patients - especially those with chronic diseases - more care options.
Senior patients who require physiotherapy sessions following their check-ups will be referred to the Eldercare centre (SilverCircle) located next door.
It is also hoped that the clinic's convenient location in the heart of the housing estate in Serangoon Central will encourage patients to visit their doctors more regularly, in order to manage their conditions.
NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say says the facilities will leave working parents "with peace of mind".
Added Mr Chua Song Khim, Group CEO OF Unity Healthcare: "What we want to do is have a comprehensive range of services that will look after the needs of working families, especially the elderly dependent."