Patients in need of emergency care can access A&E through the hospital atrium. Signage and security will be available for directions.

A&E will remain open 24 hours a day without interruption to ensure the continuity of patient care.

As the planned multi-phased project to expand the department continues, the HSA would like to remind the community of the importance of utilizing A&E only in a true emergency. All A&E departments use a priority system – called 'triage' – where the most seriously ill patients are seen first.

Reasons to visit Accident & Emergency:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Persistent, severe chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe burns or scalds
  • Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping

Persons with non-emergency needs can visit HSA’s Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic located in the George Town Hospital’s atrium (main entrance). Its opening hours on Saturday and Sunday are 11 am to 8pm; no appointments are necessary.

Reasons to visit Urgent Care:

  • Cold, cough, and flu symptoms, viral infections
  • Minor injuries such as mild sprains and cuts
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Insect bites and stings – including tick bites
  • Minor burns
  • Nausea, vomiting

For more information on where to go to access the care you need at the HSA, visit: