VISIT A&E ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY
What is a Medical Emergency?
Medical emergencies are sudden and serious illnesses and injuries that require immediate treatment. Some symptoms of medical emergencies include:
- Breathing difficulties (e.g. shortness of breath / choking)
- Sudden and severe pain, including chest pain
- Severe bleeding
- Sudden dizziness, weakness, numbness or vision change
- Change in mental state (e.g. sudden confusion / disorientation / difficulty arousing)
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhoea
- Injuries to the head or spine
- Major limb fractures / dislocations
- Drug overdose or poisoning
- Traffic or worksite accident
In case of an emergency, please proceed to the nearest emergency department or call an ambulance at 995.
No Inpatient Pediatric Facilities
Please note that we do not have inpatient pediatric facilities in KTPH. Patients younger than 16 years old might have to be transferred to KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) for further treatment and investigation. If you prefer, you can also bring your child directly to KKH.