Go Tsung Shyen Karen

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

Manager, Trauma Service, General Surgery

1995 Diploma in Nursing, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
2000 Bachelor of Nursing, University of Sydney, Australia
2018 Master in Trauma Science, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, United Kingdom

Clinical Interests
Trauma Care Management


Karen assumed the role of a Trauma Coordinator in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2003.  Graduated in 1995 from the Nanyang Polytechnic of Singapore, Karen has gained wide exposure in her nursing career with experiences in various fields such as Orthopaedic and General Surgery, Medical and Cardiac Care ICU, Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units of various hospitals in Singapore. She also attained the Bachelor in Nursing from the University of Sydney in 2000.

She’s the manager of the Trauma service and is responsible for the operational, personnel and financial aspects of the trauma program.  She also serves as a coordinator for the trauma team in monitoring the progress and outcome of patients from the trauma centre and assist in identifying areas for improvement in the management of trauma. Karen attained her Master in Trauma Science in 2018 with Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) is the flagship hospital of the National Healthcare Group and part of Singapore’s Public Healthcare System. As a pioneering hospital with strong roots in the community for over 176 years, TTSH is recognised as the People’s Hospital, serving a resident population of 1.4 Million living in Central Singapore.

Together, with 70 community partners and 80 community health posts, it brings care beyond the hospital into the community as an integrated care organisation – Central Health.

As one of the largest multi-disciplinary hospitals in Singapore, TTSH operates more than 1700 beds with centres of excellence including the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Institute for Geriatrics & Active Ageing (IGA), NHG Eye Institute (NHGEI), TTSH Rehabilitation Centre, and Ang Mo Kio Specialist Centre (AMKSC).

TTSH’s 600-bed Integrated Care Hub will be ready in 2023 to provide for subacute care and rehabilitation. As a healthcare leader in population health, systems innovation, health technologies and workforce transformation, TTSH hosts Singapore’s largest purpose-built innovation centre for healthcare - the Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) and its Co-Learning Network of 37 local and international partners.

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