Singapore - The Name
Singapore is known for its excellence, efficiency and effectiveness. The international reputation of Singapore's airport, airline and port is evidence of Singapore's standards and achievements.
Excellent, Safe and Trustworthy Patient Services
The clinical services in Singapore emphasise excellence, safety and trustworthiness, with internationally accredited facilities and renowned physicians trained in the best centres in the world. Beyond international certifications, the quality of healthcare is also seen in published clinical indicators. Many healthcare institutions in Singapore publish their clinical outcomes on their corporate websites and they are comparable to, if not exceeding, international standards. Clinical outcomes refer to various measures used to track quality of clinical services provided by medical institutions. In measuring and sharing publicly these performance standards, Singapore encourages patients to make informed decisions regarding their treatment and institution of choice.
Regional Medical Hub
Singapore is a multi-faceted regional medical hub, not only for medical services for patients, but also as a meeting place for medical professionals for conferences and training, and as a base for healthcare consultancy and operations management. In addition, with a growing number of leading biomedical companies such as Eli Lilly, Novartis, GSK and ViaCell having their regional headquarters in Singapore, the country has become the premier regional centre of research and clinical trials. Abbott is another private establishment which opened its Asia-Pacific Nutrition Research & Development Centre at the Biopolis in Singapore. It is the largest nutrition R&D facility outside of the U.S., and will create science-based nutritional products for infants, children and adults.
Cost is an important consideration for many international patients. While list prices appear higher in Singapore than in other Asian countries, final bills are often comparable due to shorter hospital stays. On top of the value for money, patients in Singapore are assured of quality treatment and high clinical outcomes similar to those in the United States and Europe. Singapore┐s public medical institutions also make estimated costs as transparent as possible, according to useful categories such as medical conditions, procedures involved and ward class, published on the website of the Ministry of Health.
A Home Away From Home
Singapore is an international city which welcomes people of all cultures. The people in Singapore enjoy high security and low crime. Connected to 180 cities in the world, Singapore is highly accessible. Transport and accessibility within the country is equally easy and convenient. English is the first language of education and business. As Singapore is a multi-racial and multi-culturally accommodating city, patients of all race and creed will not find it difficult to meet people in Singapore who speak their language or share their religion.
Peace of Mind
Ultimately, the medical traveller seeks peace of mind. Singapore is one destination where medical travellers can receive medical care of the highest quality in an environment that is safe and welcoming, with no uncertainties of wars and bombs, government and social unrest or natural disasters, and no worries about blood safety. It is here that patients can focus on recovering well without other concerns.