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  • Overview of Conditions

    Accident & Emergency

    Parkway East Hospital 24-hour accident & emergency helpline: +65 6340 8666

    At Parkway East Hospital’s accident & emergency 24-hour clinic, we provide you with immediate medical attention at any time of the day. We are conveniently located at the east side of Singapore and can provide you with personalised, quality healthcare near your home.

    For medical emergencies, contact the Parkway ambulance service, where our team of doctors and healthcare professionals can provide you with immediate and comprehensive care.

    Find out the common conditions treated at the accident & emergency 24-hour clinic.

    Our accident & emergency 24-hour clinic handles:

      • Acute surgical conditions
      • Medical emergencies including heart attack, stroke, severe asthma, seizures and pneumonia
      • Major and minor trauma including lacerations, fractures and head injuries
      • Paediatric conditions
      • Acute ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) and eye emergencies
      • Industrial accidents
      • Dengue fever
      • Poisoning
      • Sports injuries

    For ambulance and special transport, please refer to our full list of transportation services.

  • Common Conditions Treated at the Accident & Emergency 24-hour Clinic

    Fever

    Fever

      • Refers to a rise in body temperature that is higher than normal (37.4°C)
      • Occurs when the body tries to fight off an infection. The fever may be periodic (comes and goes) or it may be persistent
      • Is generally not harmful
    • Medication:

      • Is used to reduce fever and discomfort
      • Usually does not reduce fever completely
      • Does not treat the cause of the disease
      • Should be given according to the instructions by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to prevent medication overdose

    • Consult your doctor if your child:

      • Looks pale
      • Is lethargic
      • Is feeding poorly
      • Has reduced urine output
      • Has a fever higher than 39°C
      • Has a rash
      • Shows symptoms of fever for 5 days or more
      • Has rigors (feeling cold and shivering)

    febrile seizure

    Febrile Seizures

      • Is also known as febrile fits or febrile convulsion
      • Is generally not harmful. It is usually accompanied with high fever
      • Occurs commonly in children between 6 months – 6 years old
      • May happen without warning signs
      • Can stop within a few seconds but may last as long as 15 minutes
    • Symptoms include:

      • Upward rolling of eyes. Blinking/twitching of eyelids
      • Stiff or floppy arms or legs
      • Repeated jerky movements with tightness followed by relaxation
      • Drooling and frothy saliva
      • Sometimes children stop breathing and may turn blue
      • The child may cry or moan
      • Teeth clenching
      • Loss of consciousness

    • Don’ts (during seizure)

      • Do not insert any object into the child’s mouth, including fingers
      • Do not attempt to feed the child anything orally
      • Do not hold or control the spasms

    • Dos (during seizure)

      • Stay with the child
      • Turn the child to one side to prevent the tongue from falling back and blocking the airway
      • Remove nearby objects that may cause injury to the child
      • Keep track of the nature of seizure (eg. which part of body) and its duration
      • Administer prescribed seizure medication if any

    • Seek medical attention if:

      • The seizure lasts more than 5 minutes
      • The child is experiencing breathing difficulties
      • There are any injuries to the child sustained during the seizure
      • The child is unable to move their limbs or body after the seizure
      • The child remains unresponsive to stimuli after the seizure has stopped for more than 5 minutes

     

    Head Injuries

    First 24 hours after a head injury

    Anyone who has suffered a head injury, even if it is minor, should not:
      • Be left alone
      • Be allowed to drive a vehicle or ride a motorcycle or bicycle
      • Drink alcohol
      • Take any sedative medicine

     

    Return to emergency department if the patient develops any of the following symptoms within 2 days after discharge from the hospital:

      • Confusion or irritability
      • Drowsiness or difficulty to arouse
      • Severe or progressive headache
      • Blurred or double vision
      • Persistent vomiting (more than 3 times in 24 hours)
      • Dizziness
      • Any form of muscle weakness
      • Slurred speech or loss of speech
      • A fit or seizure