The advantage of Singapore medical treatment

Advantage of seeking Treatment in Singapore

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Patients from different parts of the world come to Singapore each year for a whole range of medical care from health screenings to high-end surgical procedures in specialities such as cardiology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, organ transplants, orthopaedics, and paediatrics

Internationally-accredited hospitals and speciality centres with well-respected doctors trained in the best centres around the world, medical travellers to Singapore can be assured of quality treatment.

With a well-developed infrastructure and medical ecosystem, increasing number of medical professionals and multi-national healthcare-related companies are attracted to Singapore to conduct healthcare related research and training as well as host international conferences and events.

Medical services are constantly innovating and improving through exchanges between professionals and access to innovation in medical technology.  Medical travellers will be able to get access to the newest medicine and treatment methods.

In Singapore, medical travellers can receive quality medical care in an environment that is safe and welcoming, with no uncertainties from political instability, social unrest, or worries about poor health safety. This is on top of an efficient transportation system, wide range of accommodation options, and a wide variety of leisure offerings to enhance the experience in Singapore.


Singapore's quality healthcare, as one of the best in the world, is internationally recognised.

  • Ranked first for most efficient healthcare system, out of 51 countries, in 2014 by Bloomberg. 

  • Ranked second in the world for health-care outcomes according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 2014. 

  • Ranked first as a global favourite medical tourism destination in PHD Chamber Medical and Wellness Tourism Report 2013. 

  • 21 hospitals and medical centres and medical organisations in Singapore have obtained the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

    Singapore's blood supply ranks among the safest in the world. Blood Services Group HSA (previously known as Singapore's Centre for Transfusion) was appointed a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Blood Centre for Transfusion Medicine for the Western Pacific Region in1992.  

Singapore's location at the heart of South-east Asia and favourable business environment, among other factors, have meant that medical tourists have continued to flock to Singapore for medical treatment.  The healthcare system is ranked first in Asia (fourth in the world) in the Medical Tourism Index, published by the US-based International Healthcare Research Centre, owing to its good facilities and services.

Singapore has a strong reputation for critical medicine. In particular, regional medical tourists come to Singapore for specialist care and critical surgery, with a boom in transplants over the past decade or so.

Modern facilities

For those seeking more luxurious facilities, the exclusive Farrer Park Hospital opened in 2016, providing a small number of private intensive-care rooms.  It is named the "Best New Hospital of the Year in Asia Pacific" awarded by Global Health and Travel (GHT) Awards.  It is one of the first hospitals to integrated with a five star hotel in a single building.  This arrangement allows family members and patients to be under one roof. 

Strong links with industry

The world-class reputation of Singapore's healthcare services has been bolstered by the city state's growing clinical-research and biomedical industries.

The healthcare industry has also cultivated a number of research partnerships with overseas universities, including Johns Hopkins and Duke University of the US. For example, Duke and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established the joint Duke-NUS Medical School, a "global initiative" that admits postgraduate students from a number of international universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale. Graduates from the school subsequently work in public hospitals as medical residents. Along with the government's Health Manpower Development Plan, under which local doctors are sent overseas to train at some of the world's most renowned medical centres, this ensures that the city state has an excellent pool of highly trained medical professionals to meet the needs of the expanding healthcare industry.

Singapore is a leading academic cancer centre, actively involved in clinical research for cancer treatment. Both investigator-initiated trials (IITs) and international trials which give patients access to new cutting-edge therapies are being conducted in Singapore. As a patient seeking treatment in Singapore, you may get to participate in a clinical trial at the National Cancer Centre.


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