Mount Alvernia Hospital opens new building; turns some of its focus towards elderly
SINGAPORE - Mount Alvernia Hospital, long the top private baby hospital in Singapore, will be turning some of its focus towards the elderly.
At the official opening of its new eight-storey Medical Centre on Monday, its chief executive officer Mr Lee Suen Meng said: "In view of the rapidly ageing population in Singapore, we will also be designing and realigning our services and facilities to better meet the needs of the ageing population in future."
In line with this change, it has offered free health screening to more than 25,000 Singaporeans, the majority of whom were elderly or less mobile, he said.
Its chairman, Mr Philip Tan said that in addition to a geriatric clinic, there will also be cardiology, neurology, orthopaedic and ophthalmology clinics, that will be useful to older patients.