If you are scheduled for surgery, you may need to undergo some routine tests prior to your admission. If you have an existing medical condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, which may increase the risk of complications during the operation, you may be required to undergo a review at our Pre-Admission Anaesthesia Clinic (PAAC).
If you are taking any medications on a regular basis, please bring them along in their original dispensed packaging for your doctor's review. Where possible, we’ll try to do these tests on the same day after your clinic appointment.
The estimated cost of your planned admission can be found at Admissions Buddy*.
Access Admissions Buddy* here
*some wards may be configured differently**with shared bedroom facilities
Choice of Bed
The hospital will try to provide you with a bed in the ward type of your choice. If your choice is not available during admission, an alternative will be offered to you. You will be transferred to a bed in your ward type of choice once it is available.
Request for Change in Accommodation
You may request to switch ward type at any time during hospitalisation (subject to availability). Please approach our care team to make the arrangements. If you request to switch from a private ward (A, B1) to a ward with subsidies (B2, C), you will have to be financially assessed by our hospital's medical social workers.
When you are admitted to the hospital, we hope to get you settled and comfortable as quickly as possible. Admission is usually done in the Emergency Department or the ward.
If your employer provides medical coverage for hospitalisation, please bring along:
For your comfort, please bring along a pair of comfortable non-slip slippers to move about in the ward. You may like to bring some personal toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste and a comb. If you prefer not to wear the hospital’s pyjamas, you may also bring your own pyjamas or dressing gown.
Monday to Sunday (including PHs): 12:00pm to 2:00pm, 5:00pm to 8:30pm
After visiting hours, visitors will be asked to leave the wards and all ward doors will be locked.
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During your stay at the hospital, you will be attended by a multi-disciplinary care team of doctors (comprising medical specialists, medical officers and house officers), nurses, and allied health professionals.
As your safety and wellbeing is our utmost concern, please remain in the hospital premises till your discharge. If you wish to leave the ward for any reason, please inform the nurse. Patients who wish to be discharged from the hospital against doctor's advice will be required to sign an AOR (At Own Request) form.
Once you have recovered, your doctor will advise you on when you may go home. Upon confirmation of your discharge, a Patient Service Associate will arrange your follow-up outpatient appointment. Before you leave, your ward nurse will also give you your discharge summary and digital medical certificate (digiMC).
The hospital’s discharge time is 11:30am (before lunch). An additional charge may be imposed for discharges after 11:30am and a full day charge may be imposed for discharges after 5:00pm. If you are waiting for someone to take you home, you may do so at the Discharge Lounge, which is available to patients at no additional charge.
Upon discharge, you will be given a medication collection slip.Please collect your medicine at the following locations:- Main Building, Pharmacy B (Level 1)- CGH Integrated Building, Pharmacy @ IB (Level 1)
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, consider joining a support group to meet other patients, and understand your condition better.
here to see a list of support groups organised by CGH.
Located at level 1 of CGH Main Building (opposite Emergency Department), AIC Link @ CGH is a one-stop centre for our patients and caregivers. Here, you can find out more on the various grants and schemes available for your loved ones.
At Changi General Hospital (CGH), we strive “To Deliver the Best Patient Care with Passion and Empathy”.
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