The Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department in Singapore’s Changi General Hospital provides 24-hour service for trauma and non-trauma surgical and medical emergencies. We have a multi-disciplinary trauma team to provide one-stop quality care, comprising trauma surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, medical social workers, pharmacists and nurses.
Our A&E attends to the sickest patients first. Priority of care is not based on the time of arrival. This is done by a process called triage (meaning "to sort") and based on the severity or potential severity of the patient's condition that could worsen if not treated early.
When visiting the A&E, please bring along your Identity Card, Work Permit, foreigner pass or passport if possible. For patients who do not have these documents with them when they visit the A&E, treatment will proceed and family members are advised to bring their documents as soon as possible.
The waiting time depends on various factors including the seriousness of a patient's medical condition and the number of patients at the A&E. If your condition has been assessed to be serious at triage, you will be attended to earlier.
As this is a very busy A&E, patients with non-emergency problems or minor ailments will have to wait longer to see the doctor. Please click here for a list of non-emergency situations. If you fall under the non-emergency group, please be advised that you may have to wait an average of 4 hours to be attended to by a doctor.
If you require non-urgent medical attention, you are strongly advised to visit your GP or one of these nearby medical care facilities.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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(65) 6788 8833
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Changi General Hospital (CGH)