Accident & Emergency Unit
Call our Emergency Ambulance Services if:
- the area is not safe or conducive to assess the patient
- the condition is life-threatening or can worsen with movement (i.e. possible neck injury or spinal, etc.)
If the condition is not serious but requires immediate attention, bring the patient to the A&E for further investigation.
What Happens at the A&E Unit:
- The triage nurse or doctor will assess your condition.
- A quick check of your pulse, blood pressure, temperature and breathing is done.
- Patient will be classified as:
- red (most urgent)
- yellow (semi-urgent)
- green (normal)
- Registration can be done before or after the triage.
CONSULTATION & TREATMENT
- After triage, you will be seen by the doctor.
- If there are any tests – blood/laboratory tests, it may take place here.
- Based on severity of the condition, the doctor may:
- prescribe medications for you
- refer you to a specialist who may decide to admit you right away if indicated.
1. We practise the triage system at our A&E Department
2. Patients requiring urgent care will be treated first.
3. We will do our best to minimise waiting time for all patients.
4. If you do have to wait, our nurses are always on standby to answer your questions and monitor your condition.
- Acute surgical conditions (e.g. acute abdominal pain / bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract)
- Medical emergencies (e.g. heart attack, stroke, severe asthma, pneumonia, shock, sepsis etc)
- Orthopaedic injuries
- Sports injuries
- Paediatric emergencies
- Acute ear, nose and throat (ENT) and eye emergencies
- Any other emergencies
Facilities Available at the Unit
Our A&E Department operates 24 -hour services supported by multidiscipline sub-specialists to provide emergency treatment. We are able to carry out 24 -hour services comprising:
- Blood tests including point of care test for rapid result especially influenza and dengue tests
- Diagnostic imaging e.g. X-ray, CT scan
- Ambulance transportation
- Stabilization and channelling of acute coronary cases to catheterization laboratory
- Stabilization and channelling of stroke cases to stroke unit
- Stabilization and channelling of acute surgical cases to operation theatre
EMERGENCY NUMBER (24-HR)
019 284 3704 / 019 305 8805
Our multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses are on hand to assess and managed your condition once you are in the A&E Unit. Our specialists and surgeons are also on-call 24-hours to help attend to your medical needs.
Dr Seow Vei Ken
Consultant Emergency Physician
Head of Accident & Emergency Department