Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) was established in 1844 and named after its founder, Mr Tan Tock Seng, a philanthropist. Over the years, Tan Tock Seng Hospital has grown from strength to strength to become Singapore’s second largest acute care general hospital with over 1,500 beds.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International, in recognition of the hospital’s world-class patient care and comprehensive range of high quality holistic healthcare services at its main hospital, Communicable Disease Centre, Foot Care & Limb Design Centre and Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital has 27 clinical departments and a full range of sub-specialties to meet the healthcare needs of patients. Of these, Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s strengths are in infectious diseases, geriatric medicine, rehabilitation medicine, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, allergy and immunology. It is also a major referral centre for emergency medicine, diagnostic radiology, ophthalmology (eye), otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), orthopaedic surgery, gastroenterology, general medicine and general surgery. The hospital also encompasses two major specialty centres in rehabilitation medicine and communicable diseases.
In March 2003 when Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) struck in Singapore, Tan Tock Seng Hospital was designated as the screening and treatment centre for SARS. Today, the hospital continues to research on emerging infectious diseases and find the best treatment for them.
On top of its top class clinical expertise in the different disciplines, the hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and medical equipment, as well as the latest communication and information technology tools.