The Infectious Disease services at Sengkang General Hospital is dedicated in providing quality clinical care, prevention, treatment and management of infectious diseases. We offer inpatient and outpatient clinical services related to the care of patients with a wide range of infectious diseases, including patients with underlying immunocompromising conditions. We strive to provide care that is comprehensive and timely with early and well-coordinated transition to outpatient care.
The team includes infectious disease physicians, nurses, pharmacists and patient service associates, working together with other clinicians, microbiologists, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists and other healthcare professionals. We are well-equipped to manage various infections ranging in complexity and provide consultative care for patients with particularly challenging problems in the diagnosis, management and therapy of various infectious diseases.
We are committed in working together with other physicians in the community to improve the overall population’s health care and quality of life by enhancing the application of its patient care delivery. Along with diagnosing and treating a wide array of infections and infectious disease, our team of specialists will go through great lengths to prevent infections long before they occur. This is done through physician education, antibiotic stewardship, vaccinations and purposeful health education in the community, which our team of medical staff are also involved in. Through our antibiotic stewardship programme, we play an important role in improving antibiotic prescription to effectively treat infections, protect our patients from unnecessary antibiotic usage and halt the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Our team is also instrumental in contributing to our hospital and national infectious disease outbreak response. We are also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
In addition, our team of physicians are involved in a variety of clinical research activities related to the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, closely collaborating with various research partners from the hospital and from other institutions.
Our team of specialists offer extensive and compassionate care to diagnose and manage both common and complex diseases, including and not limited to:
The Infectious Disease and Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Clinic is located on Level 2 of the Medical Centre.
Infectious disease is an illness caused by the spread of prions or micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites) to humans, animals or the environment, including food and water.
At Sengkang General Hospital, we take preventative medicine very seriously and are always striving to prevent disease long before it occurs. Some good ways to prevent infectious diseases include washing your hands often, using antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor, getting vaccinated, being conscious about your food preparation, not sharing personal items, practising safe sex, and staying at home when you feel like you might have an infection or illness coming on.
Searching for an infectious disease service in Singapore? SKH’s Infectious Disease outpatient clinic is at Level 2 of Medical Centre, which can be found at: Sengkang General Hospital, 110 Sengkang E Way, Singapore 544886. You can get in touch with Sengkang General Hospital’s friendly team of staff through our phone line for general enquiries: +65 6930 5000 (24 hrs).
Although infections are quite common, they can cause a lot of stress and discomfort if not treated promptly and efficiently. Our infectious disease team at SKH understands the importance of quality, personalised medical treatment for anyone who comes through our doors and we strive to organise all patient care through a team approach that is comprehensive, accessible and personalised.
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