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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   

GP Referral Hotline

Aug 2020: Our colleagues in primary care can now make referrals for specialist consults via our GP referral hotline (65) 6326 5361 or Email:

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Our Tradition

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.

Our 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

    • 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  

    • First dedicated and intensivist-led Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV ECMO) Team in the country.

    • One of 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 Unit

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Smoking Cessation     



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