WFH NETWORK

Singapore

Country: Singapore
City: Singapore

IHTC:
Singapore General Hospital Haemophilia Treatment Clinic
Outram Road
Singapore 169608
Tel.: (65) 6321 3844
Fax: (65) 6225 0210
Email: tien.sim.leng@sgh.com.sg: haemophilia@sgh.com.sg
Website: www.sgh.com.sg

Director: A/Prof. Tien Sim Leng
Medical Associates: Dr. Ho Liam Pock; Nurse Clinician Lillie Ho Yoke Kum
Fellowship logistics coordinator: Mr. Christopher Walter Bartholomeusz, email address: christopher.w.b@sgh.com.sg
Year of IHTC designation: 2002

Areas of specialty: Adult hematology; Laboratory diagnosis; Nursing; Dental care; Orthopedic care (no surgeries); Physiotherapy; Psychology

DESCRIPTION OF IHTC FACILITIES

Location: We are located in the heart of Singapore.

Climate: Tropical climate, warm throughout the year. Temperatures range from 22-38 degrees Celsius.

Accommodation (residence, meals, etc...): Rentals of apartments in the vicinity of the hospital can be arranged.

Language: English and Mandarin

DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING PROGRAM

Clinical activities: Our centre provides care to more than 250 patients with haemophilia and more than 100 patients with rare inherited coagulation disorders. We offer a walk-in clinic assisted by a full-time nurse specialist and operate a hotline during office hours. Emergency after-office hours treatment is available at our Accident & Emergency Department.

A significant proportion of our haemophilia patients are trained to do self-infusion as home treatment, mainly with viral-inactivated plasma-derived factor concentrates. Children below the age of 18 are given recombinant factor products. Recombinant factor VIIa is available for treating haemophilia A patients with a high level of inhibitors. The National Haemophilia Registry is situated at our haemophilia centre, which provides a ready source of patients; data and other relevant information.

Our current clinical research activities include studying molecular genetics of our local haemophilia patients, treatment of hepatitis C haemophilia patients with combination alpha-interferon and ribavirin as well as evaluating the effectiveness of radioisotope synovectomy for haemophilia patients with target joint haemarthrosis.

Laboratory activities/research: The centre is supported by our reference coagulation laboratory, a molecular laboratory and a hospital blood bank situated on-site. They offer quality control, diagnostic and management investigations for both inherited and acquired bleeding and thrombotic disorders.Pre-natal diagnosis and counselling are also available. We are also supported by the Centre for Transfusion Medicine under the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore.

Multidisciplinary activities/research: We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary haemophilia care with collaborative management from orthopaedics, dental, gastroenterology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, physiotherapy and social services departments.

To see a sample curriculum of the training that will be provided, please click on the following link:
Hemophilia care and Nursing

To see the SGH training guidelines, please click here.


Updated July 2014