Respiratory Therapists provide services to the intensive care units (ICU), high dependency units and general wards in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. We also provide services to the ICU in the National Center of Infectious Diseases. Our therapists work around the clock with the ICU team to cater to the respiratory and emergency requirements of patients. Respiratory Therapists are the frontline medical professionals responding to national emergencies and pandemics. Working closely with the Home Ventilator Service team, we also provide ongoing care to ventilator dependent patients.
Home Ventilation and Respiratory Support Service (HVRSS)
Home Ventilation refers to the provision of mechanical ventilation (breathing assistance with a machine) via invasive (tracheostomy) and non-invasive (via natural airways) routes to a person with breathing insufficiency.