Acute and Emergency (A&E) Care Centre at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has been in operation since 2010 and sees over 138,000 patients a year.
The Centre has an urgent care section which receives all walk-in patients and an acute care area which sees the critically ill and trauma.
The Centre adopts a team approach towards the management of acute resuscitation and major trauma, with the participation of in-house surgical and medical specialists. This contributes to the smooth and expedient management of all ill patients.
The A&E is active in academic programmes, clinical innovation and participates in activities at the hospital and national level:
Regular in-house training programme include the weekly Emergency Medicine Conference, Course for Emergency Nursing Triage and Medical Students Teaching programme.
Our specialists also regularly contributes to external programmes such as Paramedic training programme, Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course, Advanced Diploma in Emergency Nursing and Emergency Medicine Residency Teaching Programme.
We are the frontrunner in the adoption and practise of emergency point-of-care ultrasound to aid diagnosis and assessment of patient's condition.
Disaster Medical Support
The A&E constantly prepares itself to provide medical support for disaster mitigation efforts at the hospital and national level.