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PHOTO: ‘Full house’ at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Posted by temasektimes on March 5, 2012

A netizen who went to the A&E of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital was told that its wards are ‘full’ and the hospital is unable to admit any more patient for the day:


Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is one of the smaller and less busy hospitals in Singapore. The situation in other hospitals is not known though.

Have you been ‘rejected’ at a public hospital because the A&E had too many patients to handle or the wards are full? Please feel free to share your experiences here.



11 Responses to “PHOTO: ‘Full house’ at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital”

  1. ken lee said

    wards are full?
    still got time to get this poster print??

    • Kittykat said

      The people who print these posters are not people who care for the patients. Unless of course you would rather the hospital kicks sick patients out so that they can admit you in. There are only so many beds and countless sick people. You do the math.

    • sean said

      Why not? They have to tell you somehow.

    • z said

      Is this a lame attempt at humor? Posters are obviously pre-printed.

  2. is it too many sick people or the hospital is too small…. maybe they can ask for more donation from the namesake family for a new wing…..?

  3. wak katok said

    my dad wasn’t refused entry, but he had to wait in the emergency area at nuh for 11hours before they finally got him a bed…like bloody hell

  4. Peter said

    NUH also put up similiar sign sometime. Nothing uncommon.

  5. The situation is when you strain ur ears to listen…..a very large proportion of the “patents” speak in strange accens and tongues….

    Now what does that tell you?

    Your guess is as good as mine…

    One more reason why the PAP has to be voted out in the next GE2016…

  6. curry puff said

    We complain about having too many foreigners. How many Singaporeans want to do the job of a nurse who has to clean people’s shit, clean bed sores, work irregular hours, be scolded by impatient families and still keep a smiling face?
    If singaporeans say yes to these jobs, then we won’t have as many foreigners.

  7. Al said

    not the lack of workforce, but the money allocated to the sector.
    our hospitals are currently overworked and underpaid, no wonder the exodus.
    healthcare is a tough job, but poorly paid, even altruism has a limit in a practical society like SG.

    we could always adopt the highly paid salary of our leaders.. I am sure many singaporeans will be willing to work in the public sector.

  8. Duat said

    It is ‘delay’ in admission, not ‘rejected’. I bet the impatient guy simply by himself concluded that the hospital is not accepting anymore patients.

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