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COVID-19 Advisory

 Your health remains our priority and we are committed to keeping you safe.

We have maintained strict measures for the protection of our patients and visitors, as well as our staff and healthcare workers who continue to meet your healthcare needs. We remain committed to ensuring our hospital is a safe environment for our patients and their family members.

In this advisory, you will find useful information on the latest guidelines and measures.  Access the latest updates by our Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Loh Jiashen.

Find out about the latest COVID-19 policies and measures for patients and visitors at our hospital and medical centre.

 As of late October, 92% of Singaporeans have completed the basic vaccination regimen of two doses. 79% of the population has also received at least one booster shot according to Statista. Even with the population’s high vaccination rate, questions have arisen regarding the threat of the XBB variant and the possibility of a newer strain emerging. Dr. Loh Jiashen, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Farrer Park Hospital sheds light on how we should understand the factors in play.

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Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses causing illnesses ranging from the common cold to severe lung infection such as pneumonia. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new CoV strain first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The outbreak was later declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Jan 30, 2020.

Since it's emergence 2 years ago, it has led to many deaths around the world. Some of those who have contracted it suffer long-term effects even after recovery. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 infection are similar to that of an acute respiratory infection or pneumonia. They may include the following:

  • Fever
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell

Some people who recover from COVID-19 continue to experience residual symptoms. This is called Long COVID and symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty thinking or concentrating or brain fog
  • Headache
  • Dizzinessor lightheadedness
  • Change in smell or taste
  • Depression or anxiety

At Farrer Park Hospital, your health and that of your family who visit you is our biggest priority. In accordance with the safe management measures issued by the Ministry of Health, we take every precaution to safeguard the well-being of our patients, visitors and staff.

We continue to enforce these measures in our Inpatient Suites (IPS) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for your safety and wellbeing.

  • Regular cleaning of devices and equipment
  • Mandatory mask wearing at our hospital and medical centre
  • Readily available wheelchairs for patients and visitors
  • Limited visitation policy in line with MOH directives

Our 24 HR Emergency Clinic is available if you or your family members require medical treatment or make an appointment with our panel of specialists.