The CRTS aims to educate Singaporeans and residents on the importance of trauma and injury prevention. Since 2020, we have rolled out several initiatives from educational posters to social media campaigns and events. Learn more about them below!

World Trauma Day

World Trauma Day (WTD) is globally commemorated on the 17 October and emphasizes on the importance of saving and protecting lives during trauma emergencies.

The CRTS commemorated WTD for the first time in Singapore on the 10 to 15 October 2021 in collaboration with various partner institutions from the Central Region through a series of virtual webinars and reaching out to more than 1,600 members of the community.

In 2022, the CRTS extended WTD partnerships to hospitals outside of the Central Region and community stakeholders. A special studio livestream broadcast was added to the activity line-up where participants and panellists discussed accident scenarios and first aid demonstrations.

Public Events

Public EventsThe CRTS regularly organizes engaging and interactive activities and public webinars focusing on common types of traumatic injuries at the community level. Subject experts from various institutions and community share on injury management tips and case scenarios.


- Design A Tote Bag Contest 2023

Traumatic injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disability in Singapore and around the world. They are largely preventable if each one of us take careful steps to prevent and learn to manage injuries before they worsen.

For this contest, showcase your creativity and originality by translating injury prevention into a tote bag design that will be launched during World Trauma Day 2023.


How To Participate:

1. Choose one of the four safety themes

  • Road Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Fall Safety

2. Based on the theme selected, design an illustration that highlights any of the two concerns:

  • Why is it important to be aware?
  • What can be done?

3. Design within a 30 by 30cm area. Save the file as a .jpeg/ .png file format.

4. Let your creative juices flow in your hand-drawn or digital designs!

Submit your entry via the link: https://for.sg/registertotebag23 before the 3rd April 2023, 2359 hours (SGT).

All participants are required to read the Terms & Conditions

For enquiries, write in to us at central_trauma@nhg.com.sg.


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In collaboration with CRTS institutions and community stakeholders, a series of ongoing educational infographics are developed and published on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Tiktok.

- First Aid On The Go Videos

In 2021, a three-part video series focusing on providing first aid tips to assist the injured victims in various emergency trauma scenarios was introduced on CRTS YouTube Channel. A user-friendly step-by-step leaflet and first aid kits for the general public were also developed.

Watch the episodes here:


- Trauma Injury & Prevention

This campaign consisted of a bi-monthly infographic posts on social media, touching on the leading causes of traumatic injuries in Singapore. It also encompassed injury prevention and management tips contributed by trauma experts from various trauma care disciplines within CRTS institutions.

Topics covered included:

  • Stop that fall before it happens
  • Acute Stress Reaction (ASR) after a traumatic event
  • Debunking myths on road safety and vehicular accidents
  • Drink-driving is a deadly mix
  • Safety tips to prevent PMD and PAB-related fires 

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Newsletters and Articles

To reach out to the community in residential areas, the CRTS contributes to newsletter articles with support from the town councils and community stakeholders.

Ang Mo Kio Town Council - Our Home: April – June 2021 

Nee Soon Town Council - Nee Soon News: July 2020 

Sembawang Town Council - Sayang Sembawang: July - September 2021 

South East CDC - Contact South East: May – August 2022 

Tanjong Pagar Town Council - Window: September 2022 

Trauma Injury Prevention (TIP) Programme for Schools

Trauma affects individuals of all ages, in particular, the young children. On top of falls and vehicular accidents being the leading causes of death and disability in Singapore and globally, drowning and sports injuries are also common injury mechanisms which can be prevented in the early stages. It is crucial be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills in responding to the various emergency situations before professional help arrives.

The 30-minute to 1-hour TIP workshop feature theoretical and practical aspects of the prevention and management of traumatic injuries by subject experts from the CRTS multi-disciplinary trauma care teams. It can be conducted virtually or on-site at the school premises.

For programme requests, write in to us at central_trauma@nhg.com.sg.

Our Institution Partners

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