Bishan to get nursing home

A NEW nursing home is being planned in Bishan. It is to come up on a parcel of land now being used as a football field.

Residents of blocks on the fringe of the empty plot along Bishan Street 13, were informed of the plan through an information booklet given out by the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC's Bishan East Citizens' Consultative Committee last weekend.

The home will be operated by the Lions Home for the Elders as part of the Ministry's of Health's "overall plan to enhance the nursing home capacity across the island".

Construction is expected to start next year and the home is scheduled for completion by end 2014.

This article was first published in The New Paper.