Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

Otorhinolaryngology

Introduction

Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) service in Sibu Hospital is based at the ENT Specialist Clinic No. 46 which is located in the lower ground floor, Specialist Clinic Block A. Out-patient consultation and clinic procedures will be done in the specialist clinic which well-equipped with four consultation rooms, one mini operation theatre, and one procedure room.

In-patient care will be provided in EENT Ward and is shared with Opthalmology Department and Neurosurgical Department (4 beds for male patients, 4 beds for female patients, 4 beds for chemo therapy).

ENT Department in Sibu Hospital also provides polysomography (level 1 sleep study) service which is done in the Sleep Lab in EENT ward.

Audiology and Speech Language Therapy services are run by respective unit in ENT Specialist Clinic.

Objectives

  • To provide professional and up-to-date management for ENT conditions to population of Sibu and also central zone of Sarawak.
  • To improve the quality of life for ENT patients.

Scope of Services

  • Out-patient and in-patient care for patient with ENT condition (s)
    • Quality assurance, clinical and health system research in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
    • Training of doctors (new specialist and medical officers) and medical staff (including assistant medical officers and nurses) in ENT discipline and to provide advancement in their careers.
  • Speech and Language therapy: Conduct specific screening and assessment tests, determine diagnosis and intervention programs and provide follow-up care services for both in and out-patient patients with communication and ingestion disorders.
  • Audiology:
    • Prevention and screening for hearing loss.
    • Hearing assessment.
    • Selection, fitting and management of amplification system including:
      • Hearing aids,
      • Ear implant including cochlear implant, middle ear implant, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, Auditory Brainstem Implant.
      • Assistive Listening Device
    • Vestibular assessment and management.
    • Tinnitus assessment and management.
    • Audiological assessment and management for patient with Auditory Neuropathy, Central Processing Disorder.
    • Occupational assessment and management.
    • Prepare medical report.