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Going to the A&E might be a distressing situation for some, bringing about anxiety of not knowing what to expect. Read about what to expect when you visit an A&E as a patient.

Last updated on 10 February 2022

Visiting the A&E at Parkway East Hospital

Our A&E is available 24 hours a day. Our team of medical specialists provide quality and personalised care for emergency conditions such as (but not limited to):

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest pain
  • Choking and shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Head injuries
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Minor trauma
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sprains, strains and broken bones
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo

What to expect at the A&E

Arriving at Parkway East Hospital's A&E

Arriving by ambulance

Depending on your condition, you may receive emergency medical treatment onboard the ambulance. Paramedics will assess your condition and inform the hospital prior to your arrival so that the medical team is prepared. If you require medical transportation to your hospital of choice, you may call Parkway Emergency.

Driving to the A&E

If you are a walk-in patient at the A&E and have a critical condition, you will be attended to immediately. For other non-emergency cases, you will need to go through the registration process, do a health declaration and undergo a check on your temperature and blood pressure. Please bring along your personal identification and/or insurance cards.

If you have a preferred specialist in mind, notify the admissions counter during registration so that the specialist can be called to attend to you.

Triage

Our medical team will take your medical history and pre-assess your condition to determine the level of priority for consultation and treatment. This ensures that all patients are given the appropriate level of emergency care.

Waiting time

On average, you will wait for around 30 minutes to see a doctor. This is an estimated waiting time and may vary depending on the severity of your condition and the number of patients at the A&E clinic. It is our priority to provide care to the most critical cases first.

Consultation

During your consultation, our doctors will examine you and recommend treatment and/or diagnostic investigations, or refer you to other specialists where necessary. You may be asked to stay for observation after the initial treatment to see if your condition improves or requires hospitalisation.

Discharge

At the end of your visit, our specialists will decide if you have to be admitted as an inpatient for further treatment, or if you can be discharged from hospital. You will also be given medication and a follow-up appointment at an outpatient clinic, if necessary.

A&E and hospital bill charges

Upon discharge, you may proceed to the pharmacy to pick up your medication and make payment. Do check on your personal accident plan, comprehensive hospitalisation plan or travel insurance, which may cover your expenses for your visit to the A&E.

Having an Integrated Shield Plan with a rider that provides coverage for private hospitals may mean that you are eligible for the Cashless Service.

Use our hospital bill estimator tool to estimate your out-of-pocket medical costs for common surgical procedures.

If you have any urgent health problems, don’t hesitate to visit the nearest A&E for immediate medical attention.

 

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References

24 Hour Accident & Emergency (A&E) Clinic. (n.d) Retrieved December 30, 2021, from https://www.parkwayeast.com.sg/facilities-services/general-facilities/accident-emergency

Should You Go to the A&E. (2019, March 12) Retrieved December 30, 2021, from https://www.parkwayeast.com.sg/healthplus/article/is-it-an-emergency#content

Insurance Coverage. (n.d) Retrieved December 30, 2021, from https://www.parkwayeast.com.sg/cost-financing/insurance-coverage

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