NOTICE PAPER NO. 571
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 3 AUGUST 2021
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr. Chua Kheng Wee Louis
MP for Sengkang GRC
Question No. 1474
To ask the Minister for Health in each of the last five years including year-to-date, what is the number of (i) nursing homes (ii) nursing home beds and (iii) available beds and average occupancy rate, broken down by the public, not-for-profit and private sectors respectively.
1 Annual statistics on nursing homes are published by the Ministry of Health on its website. The number of nursing homes has increased from 69 in 2016 to 77 in 2020, comprising 24 public, 22 not-for-profit and 31 private nursing homes in 2020. The number of licensed nursing home beds has also increased from around 13,000 to 16,300 in the same period, where there were 6,400 public, 6,000 not-for-profit and 3,900 private nursing home beds in 2020. The number of available beds differs based on operational considerations. Bed occupancy rate has generally remained stable over the past five years at around 90%.