By ANNA LEE
MOUNT Elizabeth Novena Hospital, which was recently awarded the Green Mark Platinum Award from the Building and Construction Authority, will open its eco-friendly doors to patients in the second half of this year.
|Not just eco-friendly: Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital’s key specialties include heart and vascular, neurosciences, orthopaedics, oncology, and general surgery|
The 333-bed hospital, the latest from Parkway Pantai Group, has a ground floor area of 73,797 square metres in Novena, and is expected to save more than four million kilowatt-hours per year. The main contract was awarded to Penta Ocean Construction in May 2010.
The $2 billion hospital will also have an operating theatre with 13 operating rooms and a 24-hour accident and emergency/ walk-in clinic. To date, it has 254 physician suites, and is the group’s most expensive and biggest private hospital chain here.
‘Every aspect of the hospital’s design was carefully considered and we studied every detail. . . The hospital is constructed to give patients a safe and conducive environment for healing,’ said Lee Hong Huei, chief executive officer of Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
As part of an initiative to deliver care to patients while caring for the environment, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital will achieve the latter through a gamut of features.
Examples include the water efficiency and management systems that save 30 per cent of water, climate-responsive intelligent facade designs that will reduce energy required to keep the building cool by 20 per cent, and a ‘paper-less’ documentation system.
Aside from its eco-friendly specialties, the hospital’s key specialties include heart and vascular, neurosicences, orthopaedics, oncology, and general surgery.
Said Lim Suet Wun, executive vice-president of Singapore Operations, Parkway Pantai Group: ‘Our focus on the patient never wavers. . . The building embraces sustainable design concepts merged with a healing environment. It sets the standard for the development of private hospitals and will make a difference to Singapore’s position as an international medical destination.’
Source: Business Times 3 Apr 2012