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Emergency Medicine

The NUH Emergency Medicine Department (EMD) is dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients, our students and residents, and to the Singapore community at large through our commitment to patient care, education, and research.

Our vision is to develop a world-class department which offers the highest level of clinical service in an environment of excellent teaching and training and vibrant research. 

The NUH EMD sees more than 110,000 patients a year. We are a 24-hour centre that takes pride in working with a comprehensive list of in-house specialists to coordinate and institute evidence-based quality treatment for all medical and surgical emergencies. These emergencies include severe infections, heart attacks, strokes, toxic ingestions, fractures and major trauma. 

Our department also has an established Extended Diagnostic and Treatment Unit (EDTU) with various clinical protocols to facilitate and expedite care for our patients. We also work closely with various allied health services, such as physiotherapy and podiatry, to ensure our patients receive holistic and cost-effective care. 

We aim to cultivate the next generation of healthcare leaders. Being affiliated with the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the MOHH National Residency Program, we are committed to the education of medical students and residents. We continually evaluate our teaching curriculum and have incorporated simulation training and small group discussions to enhance student education. Our dedication to medical education and evidence-based learning has culminated in a book “Guide to the Essentials in Emergency Medicine”, which is presently in its 2nd edition.

You can be confident that you are in safe hands when you are under our service.