Aug 2020: Our colleagues in primary care can now make referrals for specialist consults either by calling our dedicated hotline 6326 5361 or simply sending an email to
The Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine was established in 1995 on Outram campus from the historic Medical Unit III. We have been caring for Singaporeans with lung diseases and critical illness for more than two decades.
We provide the latest options in diagnosing and treating patients with allergy-related conditions, lung diseases and critical illness. We are a one-stop centre boasting a comprehensive range of sub-specialty services. These include:
Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)
Flexible bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), transbronchial lung biopsy (including cryobiopsy)
Leading referral centre for complex interventional pulmonology cases nationally and regionally
Rigid bronchoscopy, airway ablative therapy, airway stenting, brachytherapy, whole lung lavage
Thoracocentesis, intercostal drains, indwelling pleural catheters, pleuroscopy
Intensive Care Medicine
The 1st dedicated and intensivist-led Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV ECMO) Team in the country.
We are one of the two national centres offering VV ECMO for patients with acute respiratory distress disorder (ARDS).
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Diffuse parenchymal lung disease, complex and rare lung conditions
Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Spirometry, body plethysmography, diffusion capacity testing, bronchoprovocation tests, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)
Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Occupational Lung Diseases
Respiratory Therapy Unit