Tag Archives: A&E

FRAIL ELDERLY WITH DEEP CUT FORGOTTEN BY DOCTORS AT CGH

She was supposed to have a surgical procedure to clean the wound and patch her up that day, said the surgical team of doctors who came to see her and the wound that late afternoon. “But that depends on whether there will be more serious emergencies coming in, which will mean her less urgent case will be pushed aside,” said one. It was a refrain that was repeated and repeated with no end. That was Tuesday, and now it is Thursday night. For 3 days, the poor weak woman stared as her roommates had their breakfasts, then lunches, then dinners and their little tea breaks. Her No Food, No Drinks label stared out behind her.

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KK HOSPITAL A&E DEPT CHARGED PRIVATE RATES & GAVE SUBSTANDARD MEDICAL CARE

I just discovered on 9 Oct 2015, when i went to KK hospital in an apparent emergency gynae issue as recommended by my GP, only to realise that their practice of emergency charges is not consistent with A&E depts of other public funded hospitals. When queried, staff said that theirs is called an "O&G 24 hr clinic" and not called the A&E. Hence, walk-in patients in emergency cases are charged private rates. This info wasnt made known upfront to me until i saw my bill.

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DESPITE HAVING EMPTY BEDS, TTSH MADE MY AILING MOTHER SLEEP IN THE CORRIDOR

On June 1, my mother, who is 73 years old and has dementia, suffered a sudden high fever and had to be taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department. It was discovered that she had chronic urinary tract infection and needed to be admitted to receive intravenous antibiotics. As a subsidised patient, she is eligible for a bed in a B2 ward. However, due to a bed crunch, she was placed in the corridor of Ward 10C for four days.

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