Private or Restructured Hospital (Part 1)
Updated: Apr 8, 2020
The one question we will always ask ourselves when getting a hospital and surgical coverage plan: "Do you prefer to seek treatment at Restructured hospitals or Private hospitals?"
Choosing the right hospital for your loved ones or yourself can be a difficult task. The debate on which hospitals are better - restructured or private had been an on-going one as both have their own appeal ad drawbacks.
There are so many areas to consider - factors like subsidies, medisave, Medishield Life, Private medical insurance, employee benefit, waiting time, quality of doctors, medical facilities, equipments, affordability, and other details that could make your money's worth.
Restructured/ Public hospitals are crafted to cater to the needs of all Singaporeans and subsidies are a major part if it. These hospitals are entirely owned by the government but they are run as private limited companies so that there is constant competition to spur innovation, excellent service and quality while keeping medical cost affordable.
"Consider factors like subsidies, medisave, Medishield Life, Private medical insurance, employee benefits, waiting time, quality of doctors, medical facilities, equipments, affordability, etc.
Thus, restructured hospitals are sub-divided into categories like Alexandra Health System, Eastern Health Alliance, Jurong Health Services, National Healthcare Group (NHG), National University Health System, Singapore Health Services (Singhealth), etc.
When it comes to matters regarding medical standards and fees, restructured hospitals are usually the point of reference for the private sectors to follow.
Charges ar restructured hospitals are heavily subsidised and with the availability of financing through platforms like Central Provident Fund (CPF), Medisave, Medishield Life, Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) and Marriage and Parenthood Schemes (MPS), Singaporeans and PRs have nothing to worry about.
List of Public/ Restructured Hospitals as at June 2016:
Ang Mo Kio Hospital
Changi General Hospital
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
National University Hospital
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Singapore General Hospital
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Source: This Quarterly