New guideline for Inpatient Visitors & Companions

In view of the COVID-19 situation in our country, we wish to continue our stringent measures to safeguard our patients, visitors and healthcare personnel.

  1. Operating time will be from
    • Monday – Friday: 8.00am-5.00pm, and
      Saturday – Sunday: 8.00am – 12.00pm and vary accordingly on Public Holidays.
    • Accident & Emergency operates 24 hours daily
  1. For Wards / CCU / ICU:
    • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  1. Visitor
    • Strictly NO visitors at any time for any inpatient.
    • Limited exception with proper supervision may be considered for the critically ill patients.
      1. Only a limited number of next-of-kin are allowed to enter, one at a time with face shield, mask and are required to perform hand sanitisation. Each one is limited to a maximal duration of 15 minutes. Visitor must do RTK test if not under time constraint.
  2. Caregiver
    • Caregiver is generally discouraged. Exception may be considered upon application for a highly dependent patient such as:
      1. Children and adolescents
      2. Maternity patients
      3. Patients with a significant difficulty of mobility
      4. Any other condition(s) which our doctors agree is necessary
    • Rules for the caregiver:
      1. The caregiver must be asymptomatic and do a RTK antigen test on initial entry to the ward.
      2. On Day 8, the asymptomatic caregiver needs to repeat the RTK antigen test, which can be spared if he/ she did not breach 2.2.4.
      3. The caregiver is allowed short exit from the ward but should not leave the hospital compound.
      4. If the caregiver has a compelling reason to take a home leave, he/she must make an application with the In-charge Nurse. This long exit is allowable for one (1) time within the seven (7) days of RTK validity.
      5. If a different caregiver takes over the patient’s accompaniment, he/she shall be subjected to the same rules that apply to the caregiver.
    • The caregiver status may be cancelled for violation of any items 2.1 to 2.2.5. To resume the caregiver status, a refresh RTK antigen test is required.
    • The caregiver is required to fill up the Caregiver Registration Form for each entry. The application can be made before, during or after admission.