Asia's leading destination for advanced medical care.
International patients come to Singapore each year for a whole range of medical care from health screenings to high-end surgical procedures in specialties such as cardiology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, organ transplants, orthopaedics, and paediatrics. In 2013, medical expenditure generated from travellers was S$832 million.
With well-respected doctors trained in the best centres around the world, internationally-accredited hospitals and speciality centres, medical travellers to Singapore can be assured of quality treatment.
As a multi-faceted medical hub, Singapore attracts a growing number of medical professionals and multi-national healthcare-related companies from various parts of the world to share and exchange their expertise, conduct healthcare-related research and training as well as host international conferences and events.
With Singapore's well-developed infrastructure and robust medical ecosystem, healthcare providers in Singapore are constantly strengthening their medical capabilities through professional exchanges and access to innovation in medical technology.
In Singapore, medical travellers can receive quality medical care in an environment that is safe and welcoming, with no uncertainties from political instability, social unrest, or worries about poor health safety. This is on top of an efficient transportation system, wide range of accommodation options, and a wide variety of leisure offerings to enhance the experience in Singapore.
Over the years, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has worked closely with private healthcare providers to expand their reach in key target markets and profile Singapore as an advanced medical care destination. With the experience and networks built over time, the private healthcare providers now take the lead to drive the growth of the medical travel industry in Singapore.
Singapore's quality healthcare, as one of the best in the world, is internationally recognised.
- Ranked first for most efficient healthcare system, out of 51 countries, in 2014 by Bloomberg.
- Ranked second in the world for health-care outcomes according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 2014.
- Ranked first as a global favourite medical tourism destination in PHD Chamber Medical and Wellness Tourism Report 2013.
- 21 hospitals and medical centres and medical organisations in Singapore have obtained the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.
- Singapore's blood supply ranks among the safest in the world. Blood Services Group HSA (previously known as Singapore's Centre for Transfusion) was appointed a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Blood Centre for Transfusion Medicine for the Western Pacific Region in1992.