Digestive and liver disorders affect people of all ages. Some disorders are acute and life-threatening while others are chronic but capable to debilitating one. The burden of diseases and impairment of quality of life has a significant impact.
At NUH, our nursing service recognises the need to render care for this group of patients through a multi-disciplinary team effort and a under one-stop centre made up of the University Digestive Centre, Digestive Centre, Endoscopy Centre, and the Gastroenterology and Hepatology inpatient ward.
The different types of services include:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
The dedicated Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinic is led by the Advanced Practice Nurse, Gastroenterologist, Pharmacist and Dietitian who provide specialised care to the group of patient with inflammatory bowel disease. Our services include consultation, disease and treatment monitoring and patient education.
This clinic provides a hotline service to patients with inflammatory bowel disease. In the event of acute flare of condition, patients can easily reach out to the Advanced Practice Nurse for same-day walk in clinic and get treatment started early to avoid admissions.
Nurse-led Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Care
This service is led by our trained PEG nurse who works closely with gastroenterologists to provide care for patient on PEG walking the journey from insertion to post insertion care; education; long term care and complication prevention to the patient and family members. Our skilled PEG nurse reviews PEG patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, delivering holistic care to all.
Specialised Nursing care in Endoscopy centre
Endoscopy nurses together with the endoscopist, provide care to patients who require endoscopy procedure. The specialised care includes pre-procedural counselling, intra and post procedural specialised care and monitoring, to ensure patient safety.
Overall, the Gastroenterology and Hepatology nursing team strives to provide patients and their family members a safe and seamless care through education and empowerment.