NOTICE PAPER NO. 959
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 14 FEBRUARY 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Dr Tan Wu Meng
MP for Jurong GRC
Question No. 1536
To ask the Minister for Health (a) how many Singaporeans have ongoing follow-up with a restructured hospital or national specialty centre outpatient clinic; and (b) what is the number broken down by travelling time by public transport from place of residence, including travelling times of (i) less than 30 minutes (ii) 31 to 60 minutes (iii) 61 to 90 minutes and (iv) more than 90 minutes.
In 2020, about 1.05 million Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR) had ongoing follow-up Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOC) appointments at the public hospitals or national specialty centres.
More than 90% of the patients have a travel time of less than an hour. The estimated travelling time of these patients by public transport from their place of residence to the public hospitals or national specialty centres is shown in the table below.