Our colleagues in primary care can now make referrals for specialist consults either by our dedicated hotline 6326 5361 or simply email
The Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine was established in 1995 on Outram Campus from the historical Medical Unit III. We have been caring for Singaporeans with lung diseases and critical illnesses for more than two decades. The Department will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year (2020).
Our staff provide the most current options in diagnosing and treating patients with allergy-related conditions, lung diseases and critical illnesses. We are a one-stop centre that boasts a comprehensive range of sub-specialty services such as:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)
Flexible bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), transbronchial lung biopsy (including cryobiopsy)
Rigid bronchoscopy, airway ablative therapy, airway stenting, brachytherapy, whole lung lavage
Thoracocentesis, intercostal drains, indwelling pleural catheters, pleuroscopy
Intensive Care Medicine
The first dedicated Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV ECMO) Team in the country. We are one of the two national centres that offers 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
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