INPATIENT SERVICES

Admissions to St. Andrew’s Community Hospital (SACH) for inpatient care is through referrals from

  • Acute-care hospitals, community hospitals or nursing homes
  • SACH outpatient clinic
  • General practitioners and medical specialists

For more information on referrals, please contact our Medical Social Work Department at 6586 8045 or send a fax to 6702 1277.

Site Visit
Appointments to view the hospital wards and facilities can be arranged for family members of incoming patients between 9.30am to 5.00pm, Mondays-Fridays. To make an appointment, please call 6586 100 to speak to the Corporate Communications Department.

Rehabilitative Care
Rehabilitative care is for patients who require physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and/or music therapy. Patients will undergo 2 to 4 weeks of rehabilitation to help them regain daily living functions and integrate back into the community.

Sub-acute Care
Sub-acute care is for patients recovering from complicated medical conditions, who still require a further period of hospitalisation for sub-acute treatment. Patients will undergo 2 to 4 weeks of treatment to help them improve to their optimal functional status, which will allow them to be managed at home.

Paediatric Care
Paediatric care is offered to young patients from 2 years old to 18 years old. Referred to us from an acute-care hospital, these patients suffer from illnesses which require longer term non-acute medical and/or rehabilitative care.

Dementia Care
The dementia care programme at SACH provides cares for patients with mild to severe dementia who also require rehabilitation. Our person-centred approach offers customised therapy sessions (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and music therapy) and meaningful social activities to engage patients in everyday life.

Palliative Care
Palliative care is for patients suffering from terminal illnesses. Our care team, comprising doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, pharmacists and chaplains, will support patients and their loved ones. We seek to provide patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of the illness, help them understand their responses to their illness as well as their treatment options and goals.

Accommodations

  • Well-ventilated and open wards in our main building and The Integrated Building
  • Common bathrooms in the wards
  • Seating areas with television

Rehabilitation Spaces and Facilities

  • Occupational Therapy Gymnasium
  • Physiotherapy Gymnasium
  • Activities-of-Daily-Living (ADL) Room/ Back-to-Home Traning Flat
  • Satellite Therapy Gymnasiums
  • Therapy Garden

Partnering the Caregivers
St. Andrew’s Community Hospital (SACH) believes that an active partnership between a patient’s family and our care team is important. We encourage our patients’ families to plan early for a caregiver in order to facilitate caregivers training so as to help the patient with his or her activities of daily living after he or she is discharged.

Visiting Hours
Visiting hours are from 12:00pm to 9:00pm daily.

Visitors’ Advisory
In the best interest of all our patients at SACH, we advise

  • No more than 4 visitors per patient during visiting hours. Registration by identification card
    (i.e. NRIC) is mandatory for visitors of the wards at The Integrated Building.
  • Visitors running a fever temperature of 37.5°or higher or with flu-like symptoms should refrain from visiting the hospital.
  • Visitors should observe good hand hygiene in the wards by washing hands with the hand sanitisers in the ward at the start and end of each visit.

Visitors should also be aware that influenza viruses are an on-going threat in the community, continue to take care of their own health and practice good hygiene at all times.

Pastoral Care
Our in-house chaplains offer a hand of friendship, a listening ear and a compassionate heart as they journey alongside patients on their journey towards recovery. Through the pastoral care programme, our pastoral care team seeks to help patients and family members find solace, strength and meaning to overcome challenges in life.

Volunteers
As a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO), St. Andrew’s Community Hospital (SACH) partners the community actively to care for our patients in meaningful ways. Our volunteers, comprising retirees, housewives, working adults, youths and school students provide company, support and assistance for our patients.

  • Befriending patients during their therapy sessions
  • Wards visitation
  • Haircut
  • Library
  • Festive celebrations and ad-hoc performances
8-Bedded Ward Singapore Citizen &
Permanent Resident
Estimated Average Bill Size – Daily $163
Estimated Average Bill Size – Monthly $4,890
Deposit Amount – with Medisave Not Required
Deposit Amount (Refundable)
– without Medisave
  • 10% of est. hospitalisation bill (Citizens)
  • 55% of est. hospitalisation bill (PRs)
  • The estimated average hospital bill size from patients staying in subsidised wards is computed based on statistical average after applying government and hospital subsidies. The bill size is a summation of daily ward and treatment fees, meals, medications and drugs, consumables, procedures, tests, therapy and ancillary charges.
  • Actual bill may differ depending on the patient’s actual length of stay, medical condition, types of diagnostic investigations, the amount of non-standard drugs prescribed and other relevant factors.
  • Level of government subsidy given is based on means test assessment which is applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.
  • Shown prices are in Singapore Dollars and exclusive of GST, which is absorbed by the Ministry of Health for all subsidised patients.
  • Prevailing Medisave withdrawal limits and insurance claims limits apply.
  • If the deposit is used up during the patient’s hospitalisation, top-up may be required.
  • Respite care and non-resident (foreigners) are charged at full costs and without subsidy. A deposit equivalent to the estimated monthly charges will be required.
  • The above rates serve as a guide and are subjected to change.