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Old 25-03-2017, 07:02 PM   #1
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Hospital waiting time getting more and more ridiculous

Waited like 4hrs

Wtf, collect med everything abt 7hrs burn

Stick to appointment time also lidat

Think need to chiong be first patient slot liao

Long waiting times for appointments and medical investigations at Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) for subsidised patients, have been a longstanding problem. I asked about this during the COS debate three years ago, and was assured by the Minister that MOH adopts a “multi-pronged approach” to address the queues at our SOCs.

However, three years have passed and the situation does not seem to have improved. I have received feedback from a patient who needed to wait for 6 months to see a lung specialist, and another 3 months for the biopsy results. During this long wait, a patient’s condition could deteriorate and he could develop complications which are harder and more expensive to treat.

The long waiting times seem to affect subsidised patients much more than unsubsidised patients. Are these long waiting times a way that SOCs regulate subsidised patients’ demand for their services? Or are they due to insufficient resources being made available to meet subsidised patient demand?

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Old 25-03-2017, 07:04 PM   #2
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Which poace u go .?? I go kena 1 or 2 hr leh total 4 or 5 hrs can fark off liao ..
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:09 PM   #4
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Last sat i went changi hos. 1225am reach, 7am then can go home . Just to take xray and consultation and get some painkillers . Niama kanina. Not alot people somemore hor. 10 doctor room, only like 4 room have doc.
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:09 PM   #5
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time to increas hospital medical bill by 30% liao.. to let singaporeans know the importance of hospital beds.
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:20 PM   #6
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If you have to wait, means someone else is in a more dire state than you.
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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Tiagong some sinkies go to ER for pimple burst. Sure long one. Mai kpkb
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:24 PM   #8
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1st patient slot also need to wait for doc to come then jiak breakie then saunter to yr room...still hav to wait.
Dont wanna wait jus go private....30min and u r on yr way home...
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:27 PM   #9
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70% voted for this, mai kpkb liao la
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:30 PM   #10
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Dun complain if Chiu are poor.
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:31 PM   #11
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I just read a sector report on hospital sector in Singapore recently, one more big hospital in Hougang should be coming in soon in '18 to relieve some of the pressure, but the shortage conditions will carry on until 2030 if government stays with its population policy.
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:33 PM   #12
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Head to private hospital

Mt E & Gleneagles don't have to wait long

Even Raffles Hospital & Mt A also not too long
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:41 PM   #13
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Waited like 4hrs

Wtf, collect med everything abt 7hrs burn

Stick to appointment time also lidat

Think need to chiong be first patient slot liao
Got pic of proof?

I go A&E for eye problems, from registration to see specialist to take medicine only 4 hours.

And it's during the afternoon some more.

Why yours so long?
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:45 PM   #14
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who ask you to be sick?

No sick no such issue...
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:47 PM   #15
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Raffles A&E quite fast for me last time i went. Only problem is $$

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