With reference to the Novena Master Plan , Health City Novena will have the benefit of the large grouping of medical institutions & hospitals, and facilities in this region to develop an advanced integrated Medical Hub. This is to attract both local and foreigners who are seeking world-class medical services and treatments to this one-stop medical location.
The Novena-Orchard Road areas and Newton in Central Singapore’s Core Central Region (CCR) house the below facilities:
- Paragon Medical Centre
- Novena Medical Centre
- Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Hospital
- Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
- Ren Ci Community Hospital
- Thomson Medical Centre
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital
With the latest Master Plan, healthcare space will be enlarged by a whopping one hundred and fifty percent ( 150%). Approximately 6.4million sqft of built-up space will be used for educating and healing when it is planned to be completed by the Year 2030. The 17ha integrated development will incorporate 10 facilities, including Tan Tock Seng Hospital and 5 new healthcare facilities which will consist of a new Ambulatory Centre at TTSH in addition to specialist, and intermediate care.
As Singapore is well-known for its high standard of medical care and expertise, it is popular destination for many rich medical tourists from around the region. Capitalising on its strength, the Singapore government is setting up a world-class integrated medical hub called Health City Novena, which is an integral part of its Novena Master Plan.
Integrated with the existing medical centres, healthcare professionals can easily benefit from seamless coordination with clinical expertise, technologies and facilities nearby. The congregation of medical specialists will create an internationally renowned medical brand in the Novena area.
The upcoming integrated medical hub will extend beyond healthcare. It will encompass a complete and holistic eco-system that includes health services, research and education, commercial, leisure and public spaces. There are four key elements to the Novena Master Plan – Care, Continuous Learning & Innovation, Community and Connectivity.
All the facilities will be connected via a network of MRT, pedestrian walkways and shuttle bus services.
Health City Novena will be a model for future healthcare in Singapore and will anchor the Regional Health System to enhance the health of all in Central Singapore and ultimately empower people via a new mode of active and healthy living for everyone.
The plan was first conceptualized in 2010 and has been developed in consultation with stakeholders and the community.
Novena Master Plan – Integration with Community
Under the Novena Master Plan, Health City Novena will not be simply for medical treatment and care. There will be a distinctive design on the architecture and thus creating a sense of arrival and livened up the area with its own unique identity.
These will come with lush open spaces, parks, plazas and pedestrian-friendly boulevards to promote leisure activities, not only for the healthcare workers but also for families living in the surrounding areas. The sheltered boulevard connects to the MRT station and shops built on either side of it to make the stroll a livelier affair.
The Central Park aims to promote the spirit of diversity of Healthcare Novena. It will be the project’s largest green space. One distinctive feature will be its elevated walkway that allows pedestrians to walk close to the canopy of trees, an open-air theatre, playgrounds, gardens and F&B terraces.
Integration with Community
Integration for Continuous Learning & Innovation
The Novena Master Plan also aim to ensure a closer alignment between the health needs of the population with the skillsets of healthcare professionals. By bringing together Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and institutions within the National Healthcare Group with other stakeholder organisations to work closely with a new medical school and other education and training bodies to develop holistic training curriculum and programmes.
LKCMedicine which is the third medical school, will feature an innovative and modern curriculum where students will learn from world-class experts. These experts will work in teams in a high-tech environment which will provide them the experience to deliver healthcare services from beginning to end.
Continuous Learning and Innovation
There will also be plans for two more buildings for learning – Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s medical education and training building, as well as a future health sciences school. It plans to create synergies among different groups of healthcare professionals and allow them to constantly upgrade their skills while integrating clinical training so that multi-disciplinary care teams can be more adept and effective.
Additionally, it also aims to empower the community by providing caregiver training within these new buildings.
When the Novena Master Plan is realised by 2030, it will not only improve Singapore’s healthcare standards, but also underpinned it as a world-class medical hub for research, treatment and medical care. The congregation of medical specialists will hence create an internationally renowned medical brand in and around the area.
In conclusion, the new Health city at Novena envisioned to create an integrated community of healthcare, medical education and medical research in a vibrant and sustainable communal environment.
In addition, the development of Health City Novena will spur employment opportunities. This is expected to increase the demand for housing, which will lift property values. Hence, new property launches such as Kopar At Newton, The Atelier and Perfect Ten , as well as Midtown Modern , which are one and four MRT stations will provide an opportunity for astute investors to seize the first-mover advantage.
Kopar At Newton