We provide care to patients with proven or suspected infections.
These infections may be bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic in origin, and may be acquired locally from the community, during travel, through occupational exposure or from contact with healthcare settings.
Examples include Pneumonia, Dengue Fever, HIV/AIDS, Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections, Typhoid Fever, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Chikungunya, etc.
We also conduct research and clinical trials to facilitate medical advancement in the field of Infectious Diseases, Public Health and Epidemiology, leading to extensive publications in the local, regional and international arena.
We are the National Referral Centre for Communicable Diseases and HIV Infection, and for Healthcare and non-Healthcare related Infectious Post Exposure Management. TTSH is also the MOH/ NEA designated outbreak management centre for:
- Contacts of index cases in infectious disease outbreaks and
- Stool screening for food handlers
Our services include:
- treatment of a variety of infections, including bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic
- consultation service to manage infections
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme
To optimise care for our patients, TTSH’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme looks at:
- Institutional guidelines for appropriate use of antibiotics
- computer-based surveillance of antibiotic usage, resistance, and incidence of multi-drug-resistant organisms; and
- computerised decision support system in guiding appropriate antibiotic prescribing