Please bring along the following in their original form:
If you are a civil servant or Singapore Armed Forces personnel, please bring along:
If your employer provides medical coverage for hospitalisation, please bring along:
If you are holding a work permit / employment pass, please bring along:
If you are using Medisave to pay for your hospitalisation, the Medisave account holder should bring his NRIC.
If you are a blood donor or nominee, please bring your Blood Donor/Blood Donor Nominee Card.
If you are a kidney donor nominee, please bring your Kidney Donor Nominee Card.
** 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.
We offer the following types of accommodation:
Class A1One bed per room, air-conditioned with attached bathroom facilities, television and telephone.
Class B1Four beds per room, air-conditioned with attached bathroom facilities, television and telephone.
Class B2Six beds per cubicle, with natural ventilation and common bathroom facilities
Class COpen wards with natural ventilation and common bathroom facilities.
Choice of Bed
The hospital will try to provide you with a bed class 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 class of choice once it is available. However, non-residents and patients admitted due to industrial accidents are only eligible for private wards ie. A1 or B1 class.
Request for Change in Accommodation
You may request for transfer to a higher or lower class ward at any time during hospitalisation. Just approach your ward nurses to arrange it. If you request to downgrade from a private ward (A, B1) to a subsidised ward (B2, C), you will have to be financially assessed by our hospital's medical social workers.
Keeping Your Personal Belongings
We have a bedside locker for you to keep your belongings. However, please do not bring any valuables or a large amount of cash during admission. If necessary, our ward staff can safe-keep your possessions for you.
The daily routine in the ward includes activities such as ward rounds by doctors, medication, meals, visiting hours and bedtime. However, this routine may vary as laboratory tests, x-ray, treatment and other procedures will take place when required.
Our dietitians specially plan all meals served in Changi General Hospital. All Muslim meals are Halal. Special diets are also available to patients who need specific diet control. Feel free to approach your ward nurses, if you need to arrange for a consultation with one of our dietitians.
A bath towel is provided for you at your ward. Patients in A1 and B1 wards will also receive a toiletry pack containing a face towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower cap, comb and pen. Shampoo and shower gel is available in the shower rooms in all wards. If there is anything else you may need to make your stay more comfortable, such as slippers, ear plugs or eye shields, please approach your ward nurse.
General ward – Please switch your handphone to silent mode and moderate your tone of voice when speaking so as not to disturb fellow patients.
ICU – Please do not use a handphone within 2m of any medical equipment in the ICU.
Regular Mediacorp programmes are available on all televisions in the wards. If you are a A1 or B1 patient, you can also watch programmes on Starhub Cable Vision (SCV). For SCV programme scheduling, please refer to the SCV guide in your bedside locker.
Patients in the A1 ward will receive a copy of the newspaper of your choice daily. Newspapers are also available in the Patients' Lounge daily.
A Patients’ Lounge, located at the entrance to the ward, is available for your use. It is equipped with a television set, daily newspapers, health brochures and other reading materials.
Engaging a Private Nurse
If you wish to employ a private nurse, please inform our nurses. They will help you make the necessary arrangements. Financial arrangements will strictly be between you or your family and the private nurse.
Leaving the Hospital Premises
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.
Now that you are getting better, your doctor may advise you on when you may go home. Once your discharge is confirmed, a Patient Service Assistant will arrange your follow-up appointment. Before you leave, your ward nurse will also give you your discharge summary and medical certificate (MC).
Please collect your medicine at the Inpatient Pharmacy on level 1 of Inpatient block.
The hospital’s discharge time is 11:30am (before lunch).
2 Simei Street 3,
(65) 6788 8833
(65) 6788 0933
Changi General Hospital (CGH)