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Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

The division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (RCCM) was established in 1987. Our healthcare team specialises in the field of respiratory medicine (patients with disorders of the lungs) and intensive care medicine (patients who are critically ill). Our vision and mission is to provide world-class clinical care, lead in research and mentor tomorrows' leaders.

We offer an extensive range of clinical programmes to improve patient outcomes in respiratory and critical care medicine. Some of our programmes have won us prestigious awards such as the National Medical Excellence Awards and Asian Hospital Management Awards. This includes the use of non-invasive ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (2010), management of severe community-acquired pneumonia (2014), improving value-driven outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia (2017) and improving patient safety in the medical intensive care unit (2017). 

We are actively involved in clinical research as we believe that this is complementary in providing improved patient care by developing new strategies in diagnosis, treatment and quality improvement. Our research papers on topics such as pleural disorders, lung infections including tuberculosis, airway diseases, interventional pulmonology, sleep disorders, critical illnesses, and medical education, have been published in medical journals.

We run programmes to train our future generation of clinicians, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our structured teaching curriculum for the future generation of doctors focuses on the core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal skills and communication. Our passion for medical education is evident through the many teaching awards we have been awarded.