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Do you and your family use government hospitals or private hospitals?

Post by abbby » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 4:18 pm

I always have the impression that private hospitals are less crowded, less queue, more conducive, and better doctors. Has anyone used government hospitals before for stays? ie: surgeries etc.
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Post by the observer » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 4:32 pm

abbby wrote:
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I always have the impression that private hospitals are less crowded, less queue, more conducive, and better doctors. Has anyone used government hospitals before for stays? ie: surgeries etc.
National Eye Center, National Skin Center.
These i've been to. Pretty good value.

I've also tried Mt E at Novena.
Pleasant stay. Recommended if your insurance covers it.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 5:56 pm

I've been here 38+ years and have had occasion to be hospitalized in 4 different government hospitals. No complaints in any of them (from TTSH, Changi, SGH & KTP). Never used a private hospital although my Daughter has thanks to her upmarket employer (Maersk).

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Post by TropicalExpat » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 9:47 pm

I have been to a number of private hospitals - like being in a hotel!

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Post by bro75 » Wed, 19 Aug 2020 8:53 am

My mom was sent to SGH due to an accident. The A Ward (single occupancy) room was decent. There was a long wait at the ER wards before she could get to the A ward. Understandable, since the SGH ER is one of the busiest.

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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 19 Aug 2020 9:04 am

If you want the best go to a government hospital. The washout medicos unfortunately end up in the private system.
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Post by TropicalExpat » Wed, 19 Aug 2020 9:29 am

PNGMK wrote:
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If you want the best go to a government hospital. The washout medicos unfortunately end up in the private system.
Or those that just want to make a big buck

Or both :D

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Post by abbby » Wed, 19 Aug 2020 9:37 am

Thanks that's good to hear so I guess it's only the more popular hospitals like SGH that probably has a longer waiting time. Otherwise, services and the facilities just be the same as private.
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Post by the observer » Wed, 19 Aug 2020 9:44 am

abbby wrote:
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 9:37 am
Thanks that's good to hear so I guess it's only the more popular hospitals like SGH that probably has a longer waiting time. Otherwise, services and the facilities just be the same as private.
SGH has a reputation for being the best government hospital in Sg. I think NUH comes 2nd.

As for private hospitals, foreign dignitaries/royalties are known to patronize Gleneagles/Mt Elizabeth Hospital.

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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 19 Aug 2020 11:25 am

the observer wrote:
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 9:44 am
abbby wrote:
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 9:37 am
Thanks that's good to hear so I guess it's only the more popular hospitals like SGH that probably has a longer waiting time. Otherwise, services and the facilities just be the same as private.
SGH has a reputation for being the best government hospital in Sg. I think NUH comes 2nd.

As for private hospitals, foreign dignitaries/royalties are known to patronize Gleneagles/Mt Elizabeth Hospital.
NUH and SGH each have their strengths.
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