The history of dialysis in Singapore

Ann Acad Med Singap. 1982 Jul;11(3):370-3.


The last 20 years has been seen the birth of nephrology in Singapore, starting from a single machine in a side room of a ward to a fully fledged unit with a satellite centre. Renal transplantation and hemodialysis have been accepted as a form of therapy for renal failure in Singapore. The spin off from the creation of dialysis units has been improvement in overall renal care particularly in cases of acute renal failure. It has also generated an atmosphere for research into renal diseases and has helped to promote the image of Singapore as a medical centre par excellence in Southeast Asia.

MeSH terms

  • Hemodialysis Units, Hospital
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Renal Dialysis / trends*
  • Singapore