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    Emergency Medicine Overview

    SGH's Department of Emergency Medicine team of clinicians, registered nurses, and other specially trained staff are available around-the-clock to treat anyone seeking emergency medical care. Each year SGH Department of Emergency Medicine sees more than 135,000 patients in the emergency care setting.

    A 24-hour one-stop Emergency Department for emergencies including resuscitations, critical emergencies and ambulant minor emergencies. Resuscitation and critical emergencies, which include acute coronary artery disease, pneumonia, acute abdomen, bronchial asthma, strokes, toxic ingestions and major trauma of all varieties, are managed in a six-bedded critical care area.

    The department also manages all types of ear, nose & throat, eye, dental and orthopaedic emergencies and also a variety of minor emergencies. In addition, the department manages a 24-bedded Emergency Observation Ward which includes a seven-bedded Emergency Cardiac Care Unit (ECCU). Emergency observation protocols have been developed for a variety of common emergencies that benefit from observation care. The department has the only semi-automatic decontamination centre in Singapore.

    More about Emergency Care in SGH.

    The Department of Emergency Medicine operates the following:

    • Accident & Emergency Centre
    • Eight Professional Care Branches to oversee development of professional doctrines, guidelines and relevant research projects, viz:
      • Emergency Cardiac Care Branch
      • Emergency Trauma Branch
      • Emergency Pre-hospital Care Branch
      • Emergency Toxicology Branch
      • Disaster Medicine Branch
      • Airway Management Branch
      • Emergency Observation Branch
      • General Emergency Medicine Branch
    • Five Training Sections to carry out the design, conduct and validation of training in the following, all under the co-ordination of the department's Training Directorate:-
      • Undergraduate
      • Basic Postgraduate
      • Medical Officers
      • Advanced Postgraduate
      • Nurse & Paramedical
    • Training Programmes in the following areas:
      • Emergency Medicine
      • Basic Trauma Life Support
      • Cardiac Resuscitation
      • Emergency Triage
      • Medical and Trauma Resuscitation
      • ECG
      • Ascultation
      • Hazardous Material Life Support
      • Decontamination
    • Advisory Services as follows:
      • Maritime Radiomedical Services
      • Toxicological Advisory Service
      • Cardiac Life Support, Defibrillation and First-aid Training
      • Emergency Preparedness
    Staff MembersSub-Specialty
    Head & Senior Consultant
    Dr Evelyn Wong MBBS, FRCSEd (A&E), FAMS, FCEMEmergency Airway Management, Emergency Trauma Care, Emergency Imaging
    Senior Consultant
    Dr Annitha D/o Annathura MBBS (NUS, Singapore), M Med (Emergency Med) (NUS, Singapore)Emergency Medicine
    Dr Chan Kim Poh MBBS, MRCSEd (A&E)Emergency Imaging, Trauma
    Assoc Prof Fatimah Bte Abdul Lateef MBBS, FRCSEd (A&E), FAMSEmergency Pre-hospital Care, Emergency Cardiac Care, Emergency Cerebrovascular Care, Medical Education, International Emergency Medicine and Disaster Response
    Assoc Prof Leong Kwok Fai, Mark MBBS, FRCSEd (A&E), FAMS, IDHA, GDip Healthcare Management and LeadershipEmergency Trauma Care, Disaster Medicine, Medical Education
    Adjunct Professor Lim Swee Han MBBS, FRCSEd (A&E), FRCP Edin, FAMSEmergency Cardiac Care, Emergency Pre-Hospital Care
    Assoc Prof Ong Eng Hock, Marcus MBBS, FRCSEd (A&E), FAMS, MPHEmergency, Cardiac Care, Emergency Pre-Hospital Care
    Dr R. Ponampalam MBBS, FRCSEd (A&E), FAMS, GDip Occupational Medicine (NUS)Emergency Toxicology
    Prof Venkataraman Anantharaman MBBS, FRCP Edin, FAMS, FRCSEd (A&E)Emergency Cardiac Care, Emergency Trauma Care, Disaster Medicine, Emergency Toxicoloy, Emergency Pre-hospital Care
    Dr Wee Choon Peng, Jeremy MBBS, MRCSEd (A&E)Emergency Trauma Care, Emergency Airway Management, Disaster Medicine
    Dr Chan Jing Jing MBBS, MRCSEd (A&E)Emergency Medicine
    Dr Faraz Zarisfi MB ChB, MRCSEd (A&E)Emergency Imaging, Emergency Observation Medicine, Emergency Trauma Care
    Dr Juliana Poh MBBS, MRCSEd (A&E), FAMS, GDip Geriatric Medicine (NUS)Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Disaster Medicine
    Dr Lim Jia Hao MBBS, MRCSEd (A&E)Emergency Medicine
    Dr Shen Yuzeng MBBS, MRCSEd (A&E)Emergency Medicine
    Dr Tan Boon Kiat, Kenneth MBBS, MCEM, DTM&HEmergency Toxicology
    Dr Fua Tzay-Ping MBBS, MRCSEd (A&E)Emergency Trauma Care
    Dr Lim Chin Siah MBBS, MCEM, DTM&HDisaster Medicine, Infectious Disease Emergencies
    Associate Consultant
    Dr Chua Si Yong, Ivan MBBS, MCEM, MMed (Emergency Med)

    Last Modified Date :20 May 2014