Tan Tock Seng Hospital to gradually resume patient admissions from May 18, 2021

The hospital previously ceased admissions from May 4.

Mandy How | May 17, 2021, 10:55 PM

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has resumed the admission of patients after no new unlinked Covid-19 cases have been detected on its premises since April 28.

This was announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its nightly update on May 17, 2021.

Admission will gradually resume from May 18, including partial resumption of ambulance services to TTSH, as well as allowing the movement of healthcare workers into and out of the Novena campus to facilitate patient care.

The resumption of clinical attachments and training for healthcare students will start from May 31.

However, the hospital advises patients to defer non-urgent visits.

As an additional precaution, all patients transferring from TTSH and other acute hospitals to intermediate and long-term care facilities will be tested for Covid-19 within 48 hours of their scheduled transfer.

TTSH previously ceased admissions from May 4, 2021 so that it can contain its cluster, conserve manpower, and continue to support the pandemic response at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

As of May 17, the cluster has 46 cases, with the most recent case (Case 63248) uncovered on May 14.

The first case in the cluster is a female nurse at TTSH, who was confirmed with the Covid-19 virus on Apr. 27.

Top image via TTSH/Facebook