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Your Stay With Us

What To Bring For Your Stay

  • Dressing gowns
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries

(All patients will be provided with pyjamas. Patients who wish to wear their own pyjamas may feel free to do so).

 

What Not To Bring

We request that you do not bring valuables or excessive cash. Our hospital will not assume responsibility for personal possessions kept in your room. If you have such items at the time of your admission, please arrange for them to be taken home.


Orientation At The Ward

To help you settle in, our ward staff will orientate you to the ward and the facilities available. You can also expect a visit by the ward doctor. This may involve taking a detailed medical history and ordering of tests, if necessary.

 

Daily Ward Routine

The routine in the ward includes activities such as ward rounds by doctors, medication, meals, visiting hours and bedtime. In addition, activities like laboratory tests, x-ray, treatment and other procedures will take place when required. Should you have any concerns, please feel free to discuss it with the ward nurse/manager. We will try our best to assist you in any way.

 

Wrist Identification Band

A wrist band indicating your name, NRIC and ward number will be issued to you upon your arrival at the ward. Please wear it at all times during your stay at the hospital as this enables our staff to verify your identity and determine if you have any drug allergy or likelihood of falls.

 

Visiting Hours

We would appreciate if you can help us by being sensitive to the needs of our patients.
Our visiting hours are :

 

12:00pm to 2:00pm & 5:00pm to 8:00pm (daily)

 

Visitors are kindly requested to leave the Hospital after the visiting hours to allow the patients to rest. To ensure cleanliness and hygiene in the wards, visitors are discouraged from consuming food in the wards.

 

To allow our patients to have sufficient rest, we strongly recommend that :

 

Only two (2) visitors be allowed at any one time in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) /High Dependency (HD).

 

Only parents may accompany their children in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) throughout the day. However, parents are kindly advised to leave by 8.00pm. Only one parent or guardian may stay overnight with a child in the Paediatric wards.

 

Rooming-in Service

Visitors who wish to stay with the patients in Kent Ridge Wingare welcome to do so. However, only one (1) visitor is allowed in wards 9A and 9B. Visitors are not allowed to stay overnight with patients in Main Building's Ward 48.

 

Private Nursing

Should you wish to engage a private nurse during your stay with us, please inform our nurses and they will be glad to assist you.

 

Multicultural Services

We have a range of services designed to meet specific cultural needs such as language, dietary and religious requirements. If you have needs related to your cultural group, please mention this to the staff caring for you.

 

Meals

During your stay, you will be treated to meals that are both delicious and nutritious. Be pleasantly surprised by the delights our chefs have specially whipped up for you, with the supervision of our dietitians.

 

Deluxe Suite / 'A' Class Wards

Our menus offered include Chinese, Muslim, Western, "Chef's Specials" and Vegetarian cuisine which are served at your bedside. For postnatal women, you will be offered our Confinement Menu (non-Halal). Your meals may differ from our regular menus if your doctor or dietitian prescribes a therapeutic diet for you.

 

'B1'/'B2'/'C' Class Wards

We offer a choice of Chinese, Muslim, Western and Vegetarian cuisine which are served at your bedside. For postnatal women, you will be offered our Confinement Menu (non-Halal). Your meals may differ from our regular menus if your doctor or dietitian prescribes a therapeutic diet for you.

 

 

Emergency Procedures

We have procedures in place to handle any emergencies and all staff are trained to adhere to these procedures during emergencies. In an emergency, staff will take whatever action is necessary, and will tell you what to do.

 

Social Work Service

If you have personal, practical or family matters that are causing you concern, you can ask to see a social worker for advice or assistance.