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Occupational Medicine


Contact Information
 
Sengkang General Hospital, Medical Centre, Level 3
 
65 6930 5000
 

The Sengkang General Hospital Occupational Medicine understands that good management of occupational health and work-related conditions is important to ensure that employees continue to work in a safe environment, and that their welfare and well-being are being looked after. SKH has put in place various workplace health promotion efforts and occupational health services, which makes up the foundation of our care.

We provide one-stop solutions for various occupational health and safety services required in the workplace. Our clinics have comprehensive facilities to conduct fitness to work assessment, health screenings, occupational and statutory medical examinations. We also help companies on their health education and training programmes.

Our Approach

The Occupational healthcare team at SKH is devoted to the diagnosis, management and prevention of illness, injuries and other adverse health conditions resulting from hazardous exposures in the workplace and community. Workplace accidents, injury or illnesses can leave devastating effects on patients and their family. Conversely, personal medical conditions such as chronic diseases can adversely affect work performance, or may be aggravated by workplace activities or hazard exposures.

At SKH, we strive to mitigate the consequences of occupational injuries and illnesses while promoting workplace safety and awareness around mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing both in and outside of the workplace. We focus on the total health of the individual.

Together with other specialties within SKH, we provide a spectrum of care for the management of occupational and work-related medical conditions, with the aim to return our patients to productive work and lives. Individuals will be assessed post-treatment to evaluate if they are fit to return to work.

Clinical Services

Occupational diseases diagnosis, investigation and management

Fitness to work and Return to Work evaluations

  • Pre-employment / Pre-placement / Employment Passes
  • Post - Work injuries/diseases/exposures, change in personal health status

Medical Surveillance

One of the main purposes of medical surveillance is to perform regular health checks and to examine, detect and eliminate the underlying causes of an illness or condition. Medical surveillance services provided by SKH includes:

  • Statutory Medical Examinations
  • Preplacement and periodic examinations for various hazard exposures

Disability assessment

Disability assessments determine the nature and severity of a person's physical or mental limitations. SKH uses these assessments in occupational context to determine how a worker's disability would impact their ability to perform a specific motor task that could be related to their jobs.

Workplace Health Risk Assessments

A core component of occupational medicine is assessing a workplace environment for potential health and safety hazards. Based on a worker’s age, condition and physical and mental limitations, a workplace may be modified to allow that worker to perform their job in a safe and efficient manner, to prevent them from sustaining injury at work.

  • Workplace modification for injured worker

Workplace Health Promotion

SKH is also heavily involved in promoting health and safety in the workplace and are constantly participating in health outreach programs and performing health screenings at workplaces in Singapore. We also have corporate health screening packages to screen for functional abilities and chronic diseases. We can also help to develop occupational health programmes tailored to your organisation’s needs to protect and promote the health of your employees.

We offer corporate health screening programmes. We offer a wide range of health talks and workshops, such as workplace Injury, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, stress management and many more. We are able to customize talks to suit your needs.

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What is occupational medicine?

Occupational medicine is a specialist branch of medicine that focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of employees in the workplace. This includes workplace safety and the diagnosis and treatment of any illnesses, injuries or conditions that can arise in the workplace. The primary aim of occupational medicine is to treat work-related illness and injury while preventing it where possible through the promotion of safe work environments and practices. Occupational medicine also delves into the other aspects - where an employee has gotten a medical condition that can affect his work performance or his well-being at work, the occupational medicine specialist will work out job modification, restrictions or even recommendations for redeployment so that the work does not aggravate his personal health.

Can your doctor recommend me to a specialist for further treatment if the need arise?

Yes, we have a team of specialist doctors treating various medical conditions in our hospital. We will be able to make referral to one of our specialists according to your medical condition.

Where is our Occupational Medicine clinic located?

Our Occupational Medicine clinic is located at Sengkang Medical Centre, on Level 3.

 

Our Care Team

Our occupational medicine care team at Sengkang General Hospital are heavily involved in the journey of recovery of our patients. Our team of specialists are experienced and committed to providing patients a high level of medical care that puts our patients’ minds at ease while receiving treatment.

Our patients will be examined by one of our Occupational medicine specialists. They will assess the patient and take into account their job scope, industry and individual medical condition. When required, our patients will also be co-managed by other specialists within Sengkang General Hospital as part of holistic care. Thereafter, we will provide recommendations to the organisation. Such recommendations will include suitability of the individual to return to work, as well as any changes or modifications to job scope necessary.


Dr Gregory Chan Chung Tsing
Visiting Consultant
 
Dr Jeremiah Chng
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