Locals, expatriates, and medical travellers in Southeast Asia can take advantage of high-quality emergency paediatric care offered in the region. In countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia, there are many hospitals that offer comprehensive care for children who are critically injured or ill. These hospitals are staffed by highly experienced paediatricians and a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals who are trained in all aspects of emergency care including initial resuscitation and stabilisation, trauma care, management of life-threatening conditions, and advanced cardiac/life support, among others.
In Singapore, there is KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital that offers specialised healthcare for children. It is fully equipped to quickly carry out both common and advanced diagnostic procedures to accurately evaluate, stabilise, and treat children with life-threatening conditions. It is staffed by internationally trained paediatricians with subspecialty training in various medical fields such as cardiology and pulmonology to provide comprehensive care for all patients. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) due to its commitment to providing world-class healthcare.
There are also similar hospitals in Thailand that offer comprehensive paediatric emergency care. One of them is Bumrungrad International Hospital. Also accredited by JCI, this hospital has dedicated paediatric centre and emergency department that work hand in hand to provide paediatric patients the complete medical and surgical services they require. These departments are also staffed by internationally trained and highly experienced physicians that offer 24-hour-a-day care.
Patients in Malaysia who require paediatric emergency care can take advantage of the services offered by Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, another JCI-accredited hospital in Southeast Asia. It has a dedicated department that attends to emergencies and accidents involving children. It boasts world-class facilities, sophisticated equipment, and intensive care units.
Being in Southeast Asia in cases of paediatric emergencies can be daunting to any parents or guardians. However, the region’s many JCI-accredited hospitals and fully equipped paediatric emergency care units can offer comprehensive services and the highest standards of care.