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Chronic Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) Clinic

Lung Centre (Clinic B), Block 3 Basement 1
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
10 am - 1 pm

Outpatient Appointments
Tel : 6321 4377

 GP Referral Hotline
65 6326 5361


A select group of patients with chronic respiratory failure can benefit from having a device to assist their breathing in the long term – either part-time or round the clock, through a mask interface (non-invasive ventilation) or via a hole in the breathing tube (mechanical ventilation via tracheostomy). 

 Patients for whom this might be beneficial include those with obesity hypoventilation syndrome, kyphoscoliosis, spinal cord injury, COPD, bronchiectasis and certain neuromuscular conditions such as motor neuron disease and muscular dystrophies.  The Chronic NIV Clinic at SGH is able to provide input from respiratory and sleep specialists, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, speech therapists and other specialists as necessary in order to assess the needs of each patient and provide the most suitable form of ventilatory support, and manage any other medical complications that may arise.

Chronic NIV Team

Adj Asst Prof Ong Thun How
Adj Asst Prof Leow Leong Chai