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The Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Our Care Team

Contact Information
Singapore General Hospital, Academia, Level 3
SGH General Enquiry
65 6222 3322

 GP Referral Hotline
65 6326 5361

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   New GP Referral Hotline

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


A Tradition of Excellence

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.

Clinical Services

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:

  • Allergy

  • Airway Diseases

    • Asthma

    • Bronchiectasis

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Chronic Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)

  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy  

    • Flexible bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), transbronchial lung biopsy (including cryobiopsy)

  • Interventional Pulmonology

    • 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

  • Lung Cancer

  • Lung Nodules

  • Lung Transplantation

  • Pleural Diseases 

  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory 

    • Spirometry, body plethysmography, diffusion capacity testing, bronchoprovocation tests, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation  

  • Pulmonary infections    

  • Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Disease 

  • Occupational Lung Diseases

  • Respiratory Therapy

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Smoking Cessation     



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