Nasogastric Tube Re-Insertion Procedure in Singapore

A nasogastric (NG) tube is commonly used for feeding people who have a compromised swallowing ability. Need help with a nasogastric re-insertion procedure? Book a Homage nurse to perform the procedure today!

Who Needs a NGT Re-Insertion?

Usually, NGT re-insertion is required for individuals with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) such as those who are recovering from a stroke or need additional nutritional supplements.

About Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Re-Insertion

A nasogastric tube (NGT) re-insertion, otherwise known as NG intubation, is a fine hollow tube inserted through the nostril into the stomach. A port on the end outside of the body is used to fit onto syringes or tubes which can be used for feeding, administering medications and draining stomach contents. The initial insertion must be done at the hospitals. Should you need help with the re-insertion of tubes subsequently, our nurses at Homage will be able to assist with that. 

There are different sizes of NG tubes (12 or 14). As a caregiver, it is important to have this information on hand so that our nurses can purchase the right tubes for your loved one. You can find this information in the discharge summary. Otherwise, you can call your hospital to get the correct sizing of the NG tube.

Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Re-Insertion Procedure

Items Needed

  • Nasogastric tube (size 12 or 14)
  • Sterile lubricating jelly
  • PH indicator
  • Syringe
  • Micropore tape
  • Latex gloves

Requirements

  • Ensure that you have the items above at home
  • 1-way taxi fare will be required for the nurse to purchase the consumables if needed

Cost of Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Re-Insertion in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with the skills to perform nasogastric tube (NGT) re-insertion. Book an appointment with us to find out more!

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* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is NOT included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

NGT Re-insertion

$ 80 /procedure*
* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is NOT included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

How does Homage work?

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How it Works - Step 1

Speak to a Care Advisor

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Make a Care Plan together

We will work with you to develop a personalised Care Plan based on your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.

How it Works - Step 3

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Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. Stay up to date after every appointment with detailed reports on the Homage app.

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Top questions about Nasogastric Tube Re-Insertion

Service FAQ

What is a nasogastric tube (NGT) used for?

An NGT is used to administer nutrition, hydration, and medication – it is a way to get substances into the stomach when it isn’t possible or advisable for someone to swallow them by mouth. It can also be used to supplement oral intake when people are having trouble meeting their nutritional needs.

An NGT can also be used to drain or empty the stomach, which may be needed when someone has swallowed something toxic or because they have some disorder that requires stomach emptying, such as a bowel obstruction.

How long can a nasogastric tube (NGT) be left in?

It depends.

Some nasogastric tubes can stay in place for up to 6 weeks before being changed, as long as they are carefully looked after and the user does not experience any complications.

Tubes that are made of materials unaffected by gastric acid can remain in the stomach for a longer period of time compared to PVC tubes, which can only be used for up to 2 weeks.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are Singaporeans (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.

Are there subsidies available for Homage's NGT re-insertion services?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

How fast can I receive care by Homage?

Once you have confirmed that you would like to engage a Homage Care Professional for NGT re-insertion, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

Urgent cases that require care within 24 hours will be matched on a best effort basis. Do take note that a $30 surcharge applies for urgent cases.

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