SINGAPORE: The Woodlands Health Campus (WHC), the first hospital in Woodlands, is expected to use the widespread adoption of technology to improve the patient care experience. 
The 1,800-bed facility, which broke ground on Tuesday (Apr 18), will open progressively from 2022.
Located along Woodlands Drive 17, it will be about the size of 11 football fields and serve more than 935,000 residents. It will feature an integrated acute and community hospital, specialist outpatient clinics and a long-term care facility. 
Speaking at the groundbreaking event, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said the use of smart technology to raise the bar for patient care and the development of new care models towards greater community-based care were two areas he hoped to see the healthcare complex pioneer.
Mr Gan said that while the co-location of acute and community care services was not new, WHC was the first to have these facilities conceptualised and built at the same time …