Our Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department provides 24-hour service for trauma and non-trauma surgical and medical emergencies. We have a multi-disciplinary trauma team to provide one-stop quality care, comprising trauma surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, medical social workers, pharmacists and nurses.
St. Thomas Hospital’s A&E is supported by 24-hour x-ray and laboratory services and advanced technologies. We also have the Mobile Clinical Assistant in an A&E environment. This wireless and highly portable technology enables doctors and nurses to better care for their patients and more effectively manage the hectic workflow in the fast-paced A&E.
Our Department of Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care is responsible for providing anesthesia for all types of surgery in the operating theatres. In addition, the anesthetists manage the critically ill patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).
The hospital is equipped with anesthetic machines and sophisticated monitoring systems to ensure the safety of patients under anesthesia. All our operating theatres and recovery rooms are well equipped with air and fluid warming systems to reduce patients’ discomfort and the risk of hypothermia. We have also introduced heat and moisture exchanger systems with bacterial and viral filtration systems.
Our anesthesiologists are well trained in various subspecialties of anesthetic care. The hospital provides preoperative anesthesia care for patients undergoing:
World-class heart doctors at St. Thomas’s cardiology division provide our patients cardiac care programs and various other treatments and tests to prevent and treat heart disease.
We will take excellent care of your heart through general cardiology and coronary care, hypertension management, anticoagulation assessment and treatment for other types of heart disease.
We also provide a wide range of cardiac diagnostic services or tests to make a diagnosis about the condition of your heart. They are as follows:
Our Dental Service is provided by in house specialists. Our aim is to deliver oral health care of the highest standard to our patients. We offer general dentistry and specialist services in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and restorative dentistry (endodontics and prosthodontics).
Our dental officer will attend to your routine dental care and refer you to the appropriate dental specialist if you require specialized care.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to treat and manage diseases and disorders affecting the teeth, jaws and related structures.
Our orthodontists correct malaligned teeth and help to improve your dental occlusion, i.e. the way your teeth interdigitate and facial aesthetics. We handle the full range of malocclusions and dentofacial deformities.
Endodontics and prosthodontics are sub-disciplines of restorative dentistry.
Our endodontist helps you to treat your teeth, which would otherwise be extracted. He is concerned with the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries to the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.
Our prosthodontist can restore your natural teeth and replace missing teeth with artificial substitutes. These substitutes may take the form of crowns, bridges, implants and dentures.
We provide special care and rehabilitative prosthetic treatment to patients who have undergone surgical ablation for head and neck cancer or suffer from congenital malformation. We are also involved in the conservative treatment of orofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Our Dermatology Department offers specialized consultation for a wide range of skin problems and a comprehensive range of treatments.
We offer the following dermatological services:
Our ENT Department are specialists in a wide range of ear, nose and throat (ENT) and head and neck problems. Our doctors are specialists in head and neck surgery, sinus and allergy disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, laryngology and voice disorders, hearing loss and ear disorders, evaluation of dizziness and imbalance, as well as tinnitus (‘ringing in the ear’). We work as a team, together with audiologists, vestibular (inner ear balance) therapists and speech therapists, to comprehensively manage every aspect of ENT care.
The Department of Gastroenterology provides consultations as well as performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
Our specialist doctors manage in-patients in a dedicated Gastroenterology Ward and provide both intra- and inter- departmental consultative services. Elective diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures are carried out at our Endoscopy Centre.
A dedicated team with gastroenterologists are available for treating patients with upper or lower gastrointestinal bleeding. We have a team of specialists with special interest in hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder) disorders.
The Endoscopy Centre is fully equipped to offer a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy service. These include the following:
Our General Medicine Department offers specialised care for patients with a wide spectrum of medical conditions. our doctors are trained in Endocrinology (diabetes), Gastroenterology(gastrointestinal and liver disorders), Infectious Diseases, Nephrology (diseases of the kidney), Neurology (disorders of the nervous system), Respiratory Medicine (e.g. asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, lung cancer) and Rheumatology (arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones).
Our Department of General Surgery consists of dedicated and specialised doctors offering a wide range of surgical services.
Our Ophthalmology division provides both basic and specialised eye care services. Our consultants in various subspecialties in ophthalmology provide specialised treatments to patients (except children under 6 years old) with a wide variety of eye problems.
We have specialised equipment for argon laser treatment of diabetic eye diseases, and computerised visual field analysers for the assessment of glaucoma. Qualified optometrists help in the prescription of glasses for both adults and children.
Our Orthopaedic Surgery treats various orthopaedic conditions and disorders at Shoulder, Hand and Wrist, Knee, Ankle, Foot, Spine, Hip and Trauma Clinics.
Our Orthopaedic specialist doctors and surgeons provide professional consultation and treatment for the following orthopaedic conditions and disorders:
Our Department of Respiratory Medicine provides comprehensive care for patients with a wide variety of pulmonary diseases and the critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit.
Our pulmonary and critical care physicians offer consultation, diagnostic and therapeutic services to treat a variety of respiratory and critical care medicine-related conditions, namely lung cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, sleep-related breathing disorders, acute and chronic respiratory failure, pulmonary infections (e.g. pneumonia), sepsis and septic shock and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
Our department is supported by services in virtually all aspects of ambulatory pulmonary patient care, including a full pulmonary function testing service, complete radiology services, echocardiography, laboratory and sleep medicine services. By integrating clinical expertise, research and education and modern technology, we strive to provide the best medical care and services for patients with pulmonary and critical care needs.
The Pulmonary and Critical Care clinical services encompass a variety of disease states, including ambulatory pulmonary and sleep medicine, inpatient pulmonary and critical care medicine. The Sleep Medicine Service produces diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for sleep-disordered breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome. We also treat non-respiratory sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy, insomnia and restless legs syndrome.
Our Psychological Medicine provides psychological and psychiatric care for both inpatients and outpatients. Treatment is voluntary and individually tailored and is provided for by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, medical social workers and occupational therapists.
The types of psychiatric problems and mental disorders we treat include the following:
Our Department of Endocrinology provides a wide range of services for the management of diabetes mellitus as well as hormonal disorders.
Our Diabetes Centre is staffed by endocrinologists, diabetes nurse educators, podiatrists and dietitians. All the services related to diabetes (e.g. podiatry, dietetics and retinography) are housed here, offering greater convenience for diabetic patients.
Apart from specialist clinics that care for those with complicated cases and difficult-to-control diabetes, we also have a unique one-stop Full Diabetes Assessment package, consisting of blood tests (glycated haemoglobin, creatinine, cholesterol and glucose levels, urinary micro albumin, retinal photography, podiatry assessment (for foot problems), dietary review, diabetes counseling, followed by a final review by an endocrinologist.
All diabetic patients, including those under the care of family physicians and the polyclinics, are strongly advised to undergo a Full Assessment annually to monitor their overall condition.
Besides diabetes, the Department of Endocrinology also offers clinical services for the diagnosis, treatment and management of various hormonal problems, including:
Our Urology Department has a comprehensive range of services for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic adult and adolescence urological conditions. We have the expertise and surgical skills in general urology and all the subspecialties of urology. All our specialist staff have undergone training and accreditation from well-known overseas medical institutions.
Continence problems like difficulty in controlling urination, weak urinary stream, or incomplete bladder emptying often have physical, treatable causes. Sometimes, these symptoms coupled with others like presence of blood in urine, pain in the lower back or tummy area, or pain when urinating, may be warning signs of other more serious problems like stones or even cancer. Our Urology team is not only specialises in treatment of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and the genitals but also has expertise in handling male infertility and impotence.
Our inpatient wards provide standard and Intensive Care Unit urology care. A specialised urology high dependency ward caters to our patients undergoing major surgery. Clinics sessions are readily available the entire day for the convenience of referrals. We also run the following sub-specialty clinics: Andropause & Men’s Health Clinic, Continence Clinic and Urology Nursing Clinic.