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When should you seek medical attention?

Here are some warning signs that may be a cause for concern.

  • Chest pain or heart attacks
  • Sudden and severe shortness of breath
  • Blurred vision
  • Severe burns
  • Significant head injuries
  • Choking
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • High fever in babies
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Broken bones
  • Large open wounds and burns
  • Concussions
  • Seizures or fits
  • Persistent vomiting and diarrhoea

Preparing for an emergency:

You should have the following emergency information ready:

  • Address to the nearest hospital
  • The quickest route to get there
  • Ambulance / Fire emergency number
  • Police emergency number
  • Any known medical conditions in the family
  • Health insurance information

 

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During this “circuit breaker” period, Mount Elizabeth Hospitals and our 24-hour A&E clinics will remain open for the delivery of essential services, and will be here to address your medical needs. If you or your family members have any medical emergencies, or are experiencing urgent medical symptoms, seek medical help immediately.

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Article reviewed by Dr Othello Dave, deputy medical director at Parkway Hospitals

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Important phone numbers to know in Singapore (2018, April 26) Retrieved January 30, 2019 from https://expatliving.sg/important-phone-numbers-singapore/

Long waits at A&E despite more beds (2017, April 7) Retrieved January 30, 2019 from https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/long-waits-at-aes-despite-more-beds

Steinbaum, S. (2018, March 18) Do You Know The Symptoms of a Heart Attack and Stroke? Retrieved January 30, 2019 from https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/spot-a-stroke-heart-attack_

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