Most expensive private hospital to open 2012

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SINGAPORE - Parkway Novena Hospital, Singapore's most expensive private hospital to be built here in the last 30 years, is set to open in the second half of 2012.

The S$2 billion medical centre is Parkway Pantai's most expensive investment in Singapore to date.

The Straits Times reported that it will feature 333 single-bed only wards and the latest medical equipment.

The hospital will focus on heart and vascular disease treatments, orthopaedics and neurosciences and offer general surgery.

It also received a pat-on-the-back for its eco-friendly features, in the form of the Green Mark Platinum certification received in-principle from the Singapore Building and Construction Authority.

It will be the first private hospital here to use fully paper-less, electronic system, a local news channel reported.

A ceremony to mark the hospital's structural completion was held on Tuesday, with Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong gracing the event as its guest of honour.

Parkway Pantai Chairman Mohammed Azlan Hashim said the hospital will be the group's "crown jewel," and will compliment its network of hospitals.

Parkway Pantai also owns Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Parkway East Hospital in Singapore.

He also added that he believes the hospital will be an important part of Singapore's health-care eco-system.