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Alexandra Hospital

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JurongHealth is the new public healthcare cluster formed to facilitate the integration of services and care processes within the hospital and across the community, so as to better serve the healthcare needs in the West. We will do this in collaboration with community partners including primary care providers such as General Practitioners and polyclinics, hospitals, long term care providers and voluntary welfare organisations.

From August 2010, JurongHealth will manage Alexandra Hospital where it will build and grow its base while planning for its future Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in the West.

History of Alexandra Hospital

1930's to 1971: British Military Hospital

After World War II to 1971, British Military Hospital remained as one of the most modern hospitals.

In its heyday, British Military Hospital was an institution that adopted cutting-edge medical technology and was the first hospital in South East Asia to successfully perform limb re-attachment to a patient.

Alexandra Hospital was also renowned for some of the well-known medical expertise. These include:

  • Sir Roy Calne, an international renowned transplant surgeon
  • Major A.P.Dignan, a world famous transplant surgeon and Professor of Surgery in the University of Cambridge, Clinical School
  • Sir Weatherall, Regius Professor of medicine and Honorary Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University

1971 to 1990's: The formative years as Alexandra Hospital

In 1971, the British Military Hospital was handed over to the Government of Singapore with a token sum of $1. It was renamed Alexandra Hospital and was officially opened to the public in September the same year.

Over time, patient volume took a dip as new and restructured hospitals began sprouting up.There was then a need for Alexandra Hospital to restructure itself for the new millenium.

2000: A New Beginning

Alexandra Hospital was restructured on 1st October 2000 and became a member of the National Healthcare Group.

After a major restructuring in October 2000, its facilities and services have been upgraded to serve patients better. Patients are our priority and we have gone out of our way to improve our environment and to ensure quality and safer medical service. Best practices from other organizations are also adopted to deliver effective and efficient quality service.

2004: Towards A Hassle-Free And Patient Centred Hospital

Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced the building of a regional hospital in Yishun to better serve residents from the Northern region of Singapore. Spanning over 3.4 hectares, the 550-bed hospital will offer a comprehensive range of medical and healthcare services. this hospital will be run by the existing team running Alexandra Hospital and will continue to be led by Mr Liak Teng Lit, Chief Executive Officer.

"I challenged AH to build a hassle free and patient centred hospital"
- Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan

May 2007: New Hospital Gets A Name

Health Minister announced the name for the new hospital in Yishun - Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) - in acknowledgement of pledged donation from the estate of the late Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat.

October 2007: Board of Directors For New Hospital

A Board of Directors, chaired by Ms Jennie Chua, has been appointed to guide the strategic direction of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. The Board of Directors will ensure that the hospital will be managed well with strong corporate governance to achieve financial sustainability, service excellence, and an active programme of development and innovation so that it can deliver its mission to be a hassle-free and patient-centric hospital.

MOH is pleased that Ms Mavis Khoo, representing the Khoo Teck Puat Foundation, has agreed to serve as a member of the Board.

April 2008: Alexandra Hospital Goes Independent

Alexandra Hospital embarks on a new journey under a new entity known as Alexandra Health.

With the restructuring, Ministry of Health Holdings now has Alexandra Health, presently comprising Alexandra Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), under its purview. A Board of Directors comprising captains of industry from mainly non-healthcare sectors such as hospitality, technology and finance, assumes its responsibility for AH/KTPH.

2010: Jurong Health Services assumes management of Alexandra Hospital

In August 2010, Singapore's newest regional healthcare system, JurongHealth took over the reins of Alexandra Hospital from Alexandra Health. While managing Alexandra Hospital and growing its base, JurongHealth is concurrently building a new integrated healthcare hub at Jurong East, which comprises Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital.

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