Singapores Raffles Medical Group will develop a general hospital in Shanghai as part of a joint-venture – its first hospital outside of Singapore, it announced on Wednesday (May 13).
The 400-bed hospital will be built in Shanghai's Pudong New Area, and will cater to locals, expatriates as well as international patients. This is the result of a joint collaboration between Raffles Medical Group and the Shanghai LuJiaZui Group.
A signing ceremony was held on Wednesday at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore to mark the beginning of the project, in the presence of Shanghai Mayor Mr Yang Xiong and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Lim Hng Kiang.
Raffles Medical Group said in a statement the new Shanghai hospital will be designed to offer a full complement of specialist services including obstetrics and gynaecology, cardiology, oncology and orthopaedics.
It added that the general hospital's location, at the New Bund International Business District of the Pudong New Area, is an emerging business centre in Pudong that has been designated by the Shanghai municipal government as one of six priority development areas in Shanghai’s 12th Five-Year Plan.